Glossary of waterjet cutting terms

A waterjet cut part

A waterjet cut part

 

Cut line: The curve which was followed by the waterjet cutting stream to make the part.

Cut edge: The parts of the material exposed by waterjet cutting. It is perpendicular to the faces of the part.

Face: The flat, unmachined areas of the finished part. Each waterjet cut part has two faces: the top face, where the waterjet stream enters the material, and the bottom face, where the material originally rested on slats and where the waterjet stream exits. The face is perpendicular to the cut edge(s).

Frosting: Abrasion around the cut line caused by stray abrasive particles from the waterjet cutting stream.

Frosting on the bottom face of this waterjet cut part as the waterjet stream spreads out after leaving the piece.

Frosting on the bottom face of this waterjet cut part as the waterjet stream spreads out after leaving the piece.

Frosting is visible near the cut line on the top face of this waterjet cut part

Frosting is visible near the cut line on the top face of this waterjet cut part

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