Remcon remanufactures waterjets and cuts parts using the same process. We have been providing waterjet cutting services since 1986. Our in-house capabilities include abrasive jet cutting of metals, glass, stone and composites, and pure waterjet cutting of foams, plastics, rubber and composites.
The cutting power is generated by a very fine stream of water traveling at two to three times the speed of sound (faster than many bullets). The stream is smaller than a pin but a jet 1/70th of an inch in diameter packs nearly 50 horsepower.
For metal cutting, grit is added after the jet is formed to permit routine cutting of 3-6" stainless steel. The size of the jet itself increases but is still less than 1/16".
The major advantages of waterjet cutting are the lack of heat in the cutting process, the quality of the cut itself and the ease of applying modern CAD/CAM and shape generation methods.