Waterjet Carves a Broader Niche
Advances in waterjet technology have made that process more viable as an alternative to both laser cutting and wire EDM.
The takeaway from this coverage shouldn’t be that abrasive waterjet is somehow “better” than laser cutting or EDM. Rather, both stories demonstrate that all of these processes have their place. Although waterjet technology has certainly come a long way in recent years, Midwest Precision is no more likely to give up on laser cutting than it was a decade ago, nor is Jack’s Machine any more likely to give up on wire EDM. For both of these shops, the advantage of more advanced waterjet technology is additional flexibility in selecting the best process for the job.