At Dynamic we offer a variety of services all the way from design, drafting, waterjet cutting, plasma cutting, welding, and are partnered with various other companies for powder coating and forming.
Why Choose Waterjet?
The 5-Axis Difference!
A 5-Axis cutting head can be used to cut 4-Axis parts, where the bottom surface geometries are shifted a certain amount to produce the appropriate angle and the Z-Axis remains at one height. This can be useful for applications like weld preparation where a bevel angle needs to be cut on all sides of a part that will later be welded. Of course, a 5-Axis head can cut parts where the Z-Axis is also moving along with all the other axes. This full 5-Axis cutting could be used for cutting contours on various surfaces of formed parts.
Waterjet vs. Laser:
•Waterjets can machine any materials that lasers cannot. Reflective materials in particular, such as aluminum and copper.
•There is no thermal distortion or edge hardening of the material being cut by waterjet, whereas lasers create burned, hardened edges.
•Precision waterjets can obtain about the same tolerances as lasers on thin parts, and higher tolerances on parts thicker than 0.5".
•Waterjets do not lose much focus when cutting over uneven surfaces, lasers do.
•Waterjets create much cleaner edge quality.
Waterjet vs. EDM:
•Waterjets are much faster than EDM.
•Waterjets cut a wider variety of materials.
•Uniformity of material is not very important to a waterjet.
•Waterjets make their own pierce holes.
•Waterjets do not heat the surface of the material.
•Waterjets are useful for creating start holes for EDM wire insertion.
•Waterjets require less setup.
•Larger parts can be cut on a waterjet.
Waterjet vs. Milling:
•There is only one tool on a waterjet.
•Cleanup is much faster with a waterjet.
•Programming is faster and easier.
•Mills cannot cut hard or brittle materials such as Titanium or Inconel.
Waterjet vs. Punch Press:
•Lower cost per piece for short runs.
•Cut holes closer to the materials edge with a waterjet.
•Thick, brittle or hard materials cannot be cut by punch press.