JKS MS Waterjet Cutting Capabilities
|60” x 120” Bed||Minimal Edge Finishing|
|Cuts up to 12” Thick||Broad Range of Materials|
|Complex Shapes||No Tooling Changes|
|High Precision (0.002” Tolerances)||Minimize Scrap|
|No Heat Distortion||Environmentally Friendly|
JKS MS Material Cutting Capabilities
|Stainless Steel||All plastics|
New! OMAX Maxiem 1530
Due to increased client demand, JKS Manufacturing Solutions purchased a new OMAX Maxiem 1530 in 2020. Designed for a wide range of machining needs, the Maxiem 1530 sets a higher standard for precision abrasive waterjet machining. The tank design is scaled to handle common plate sizes with room to spare. The advanced linear motion system uses digital linear encoders to provide micron-level cutting head position feedback to assure accurate part production.
What is Waterjet Cutting?
Waterjet cutting, also known as abrasive jet cutting, utilizes a high-pressure stream of water to pierce and cut a wide variety of materials. Water, sometimes mixed with fine garnet abrasives, is directed through a nozzle at speeds up to 900 miles per hour. Abrasives are added to speed up the erosion of material.
Advantages of Waterjet Cutting
Waterjet cutting offers several advantages over other heat-based cutting processes. Unlike laser cutting and plasma cutting, the waterjet offers a cold cutting quality. The cold nature of the cut eliminates thermal distortion and hardening. It also reduces the risk of material fatigue failure. Waterjets can cut complex shapes in very thick materials that are nearly impossible using other methods. Close tolerances can also be achieved.