The nozzle of the water jet is guided at a close distance (3 mm) over the surface of the object to be cut. The high pressure of the water jet, over 4,000 bar, results in the material being cut along the cut contour. The thickness of the water jet is between 0.3 and 0.6 mm in such a case.
In the case of reinforced fiberglass materials, used in ship’s hulls for example, a material thickness of up to 10 mm can be worked on using clear water. An abrasive such as sand can be added to the water jet in the case of harder materials such as steel or concrete. The individual grains of sand are transported through the water jet at high speed and consequently generate the effect of a never ending abrasive belt.
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