Cutting metal: steel, stainless steel, aluminium, titanium, copper, brass, etc.
Although highly effective on all types of metal, waterjet cutting is particularly suited to special and treated steels. Waterjet cutting is also the preferred technology for cutting aluminium, even anodised, including very thick parts.
The high light reflectance value of copper makes it complex to cut by thermal processes, meaning waterjet cutting is preferable, especially for thicker parts.
Many other metals and alloys can be accurately cut, such as titanium, brass, bronze, lead and cast iron.
Cutting wood, tile, glass
The TMA group offers its waterjet cutting services to specialised companies working in the building industry, design and even architecture, producing beautifully finished precision parts.
Cutting stone: marble, headstones, rock
Waterjet cutting is particularly suited to cutting very hard materials like stone. This technology can easily cut complex shapes and make micro-cuts in very thick materials.
Cutting plastic and composites
Numerous plastics and composites can be cut by this process and the applications are endless. They vary from high precision parts for industry, medical equipment, railway rolling stock, the aerospace and different high-tech industries to everyday parts and items used in interior decoration, design and architecture to manufacturing of consumer goods, etc.
Cutting soft materials: foam, rubber, silicone, cardboard
Cutting rubber is a very common waterjet application. It is the ideal process because it produces no heat that could damage the material and it allows for high precision cutting. Foam can be cut for various uses: foam inlays for storage crates and tool boxes, protective foam.
When cutting soft materials, the process can sometimes be optimised by integrating other functions: for example waterjet cutting of rubber can, in some cases, be coupled with the cutting of a metal part that will be integrated with it in a joint.