The process of abrasive water-jet cutting erodes material as it cuts. By mixing garnet into an extremely high pressure water stream up to 60,000 PSI, abrasive water-jet cutting can provide a clean cut in material up to 6" thick. The quality of the edge depends upon the speed of the cutting process. [see
Edge Quality]. Sharples can cut aluminum,
steel, and stainless steel, among other materials, by abrasive
water jet for both customer tooling and part manufacturing.