Waterjet Cutting

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


Waterjet cutting, also referred to as hydrodynamic machining is an advanced technology cutting tool that uses a stream of ultrahigh-pressure water forced through a sapphire nozzle. The waterjet removes workpiced material and produces a narrow kerf by the cutting action of a fine (.003 in to .020 in) diameter, high velocity (more than twice the speed of sound), high-pressure (25,000 to 60,000 psi) stream of water or water-based fluid with abrasives.


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