Water is pressurised to 55000psi and piped to a cutting head. The cutting head has an orifice of only 1mm. The resulting water stream can be used to cut soft materials such as: foam, rubber, plastics, fibreglass and laminates.
The waterjet cutting process is further developed by introducing a hard and sharp (abrasive) mineral (80′s grit garnet) into a chamber close to the point of delivery.
Following this the waterjet is able to cut porcelain with the greatest degree of precision.
After processing is complete the material can be assembled.
Other techniques can also be used for assembly such as mounting the pieces on fibre netting or bonding rigid ends using resin.
- Precision cutting eliminating the necessity of subsequent finishing.
- Absence of jagged edges.
- Capability for producing complicate edges.
- Absence of contributing heat during manufacture.
- Absence of residual tensions in materials caused by the absence of cutting pressure.
- Allows cutting of thickness’s up to 40 mm.
- Absence of toxic fumes and other pollution.
1 – Select the quality for surface covering.
2 – Consider a joint between 0mm (without joint) and 2mm between the pieces.
3 – Modulate the design with the chosen quality considering structural expansion joints up to 15mm.
4 – Send the project in cad format for its verification and quotation to Apavisa.