Monthly Archives: September 2012

Waterjet vs Laser vs Plasma Cutting

Rather than being overwhelmed with information, if you are trying to compare high definition plasma cutting, laser cutting and waterjet, the following information might help you narrow down which process would be best for your shop. Empire can help guide you through the process, just call if you have any questions or would like to discuss the options and your particular application. Waterjet Cutting Advantages Disadvantages Cuts everything Can produce part accuracies better than 0.002″ Doesn’t heat part or cause micro fracturing Able to cut materials over 10″ thick Can produce cut edge squareness < 1 degree Minimal kerf widths (0.025″ to 0.050″) Easily expandable to multi-head cutting Fast learning curve Read More...