As one of the most versatile and efficient cutting processes worldwide, waterjet is a cold cutting process, which can cut parts to high tolerances with no heat and no dross. This makes waterjet ideal for cutting all metal products.Waterjet cutting is a technology that puts water power to use as an efficient, powerful cutting tool.
This state-of-the art technology gives ordinary tap water the power of a laser beam, focusing a stream of water concentrated at roughly twice the speed of sound to cut virtually any existing material. Waterjet cutting is fast, flexible, and accurate. Waterjet cutting systems designed specifically for the PCB industry can be used to cut high-density circuit boards, permitting manufacturers to design and mass produce smaller PCB's at a low cost with low waste. The author describes hydroabrasive machining, prerouting and depanelization.