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How do hardness, density, toughness, and particle shape affect the performance of a waterjet abrasive?

Selecting the right abrasive type and size for a waterjet cutting application can make a significant difference in the performance and profitability of your waterjet equipment.

Abrasive selection begins with an examination of the material and the cutting specifications. How difficult the material is to cut and the desired surface finish are two important factors in [Read More]

How do hardness, density, toughness, and particle shape affect the performance of a waterjet abrasive?2021-10-05T16:28:05-04:00

How do purity, particle size, and cleanliness affect the performance of a waterjet abrasive?

The waterjet cutting industry depends on sources that can produce abrasives with high purity, tight particle size distributions, and a high degree of cleanliness, all of which are attributes that are controlled during mineral processing.

Purity. As a natural mineral, almandine garnet is mined, milled, and processed to meet the producer’s final specifications. High-purity materials typically involve [Read More]

How do purity, particle size, and cleanliness affect the performance of a waterjet abrasive?2021-10-05T16:29:05-04:00

How can I achieve the optimal abrasive feed rate?

The optimal abrasive feed rate is essential to achieve ideal cutting efficiency, precision and reliability of any waterjet operation. The abrasive feed rate directly impacts the quality of the cut, cutting speed and the volume of abrasive used. Improper feed rates can result in clogging in the mixing tube, overuse of abrasive, slow cutting and [Read More]

How can I achieve the optimal abrasive feed rate?2021-04-17T12:37:55-04:00

Choice of Orifices: Ruby and Sapphire vs. Diamond

The orifice assembly is a key component of the waterjet cutting process. Its function is to direct the high-pressure stream of water through the mixing tube where it draws in the abrasive and delivers it to the cutting surface. Diamond orifices are highly regarded in the industry or waterjet cutting. Ruby and sapphire orifices are [Read More]

Choice of Orifices: Ruby and Sapphire vs. Diamond2021-10-05T16:25:14-04:00

What should you look for from a reliable abrasive supplier?

Choosing the right supply partner is an important action for a metal fabricator. A reputable waterjet manufacturer or abrasive supplier should assist a fabricator with determining the right abrasive type and grade. This aids in the selection of an abrasive that will maximise the performance of the waterjet cutting machine.

Expert advice. Expert consultation by a supplier [Read More]

What should you look for from a reliable abrasive supplier?2021-10-05T16:31:31-04:00
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