Of all the industrial methods used for cutting sheet materials, abrasive water jet cutting is the most widely used. This method allows to cut all materials – from the elastic, soft, porous to hard, heat-hardened or multi-layered materials, such as rubber, various plastics, wood, all metals, stone, ceramics, glass, composites, or multi-layered materials consisting of layers of different hardness. The biggest advantage of this method is that workpiece is not exposed to heat during cutting, and no new tensions are created in the cut area.
Currently, we are operating machine ACM 3060 by Resato, the Netherlands. Its technical features:
- Maximum pressure of water: 4130 bar;
- Number of cutting heads: 2;
- Possibility to cut at angle +/- 45 degrees
- Maximum workpiece dimensions: 3000 × 6000 mm;
- Maximum cut thickness: 200 mm;
- Cutting accuracy: +/- 0.1 mm/m;
- Repeatability and positioning: +/- 0.05 mm;
- Cutting speed: 1,0 ÷ 30000 mm/min;
- Acceleration: 500 mm/s².