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Comparing Water Jet Cutting to...

  Water
Jet

 EDM  Laser  Plasma Standard
Machine
 Tools

Better Edge Finish
 Yes   Yes  No  No  No
Cost Efficient
 Yes No
 Yes  Yes  No
Cutting of Exotic Materials
 Yes  Yes  No  Yes  Yes
Cutting of Non-Conductive Parts
 Yes  No  Yes  Yes  Yes
Cutting of Reflective Materials
 Yes  Yes No
 No  Yes
Cutting of Wide Range of Hardnesses
 Yes  No  No No
 No
Cutting of Titanium
 Yes  Yes  No  Yes  Yes
Environmentally Friendly
 Yes  Yes Yes
 No No
Excellent Tolerance on Thicker Parts
 Yes  Yes  No  No  No
Extremely Detailed Geometry
 Yes  Yes  Yes  No  No
Faster Cutting Speeds
 Yes  No  Yes  No  No
Large Parts Manufacturing
 Yes No
 Yes  Yes  No
Material Cutting Over 3/4" Thick
 Yes  Yes  No  Yes  Yes
Minimal to Zero Fixturing
 Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  No
Nesting Capable
 Yes Yes
 Yes Yes
 No
No Distortion of Materials
 Yes Yes
No
 No  Yes
No Heat Affected Zones
 Yes  No  No  No  Yes
No Material Stresses
 Yes  No  No  No  Yes
No Need for Prior Piercing on ID Cuts
Yes
 No
 Yes  Yes  No
Cutting of Non-Ferrous Materials
 Yes  Yes  No  Yes  Yes
Precision/High Tolerance
 Yes  Yes  Yes  No  Yes
Reduced to No Secondary Finishing
 Yes  Yes  Yes  No  Yes
Stacked Cutting
 Yes  No  No  No  Yes

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