A Water jet cutter is an industrial tool (stone cutting machine) able to cut lots of materials using a high-pressure jet of water mixed with an abrasive substance. Water jet cutters are also known as waterjet or water jet.
When a waterjet uses a mixture of water and abrasives, it can be called abrasive jet, if the waterjet does not use abrasives, the term of pure waterjet or water-only cutting can be used. Pure waterjet (or water-only cutting) is used for wood or rubber, because they cannot cut hard materials.
Waterjets are able to cut hard materials by pressurizing water to ultra-high pressures and creating a powerful cutting stream (up to 6000 bars). The stream moves at a velocity of up to 3 times the speed of sound. When this high-speed water is focused on a precise point, it can cut nearly everything!
Waterjet are environmental friendly because there is no smoke, dust, vapour or gases produced.
The Thibaut waterjets are designed to cut stone.