Visually inspecting, ultrasound testing, and other non-destructive testing will only get you so far. And while these methods have their place, when you need to know what’s going on inside of an enclosed solid object, there’s only one way: waterjet cut it!
To analyse the cause of a failure, or to undertake preventive quality control measures, a dissection via waterjet is unbeatable.
Find out why waterjet cutting is the technique you’re missing out on when it comes to quality assurance below.
Why Waterjet and not laser or flame for non-destructive testing?
We run through the full breakdown of waterjet vs laser cutting here , but to keep it short and sweet: waterjet cutting means no heat affected zones on the material after cutting.
Added to this, waterjet cutting also offers superior versatility when it comes to precision of the cut, thicknesses we can cut and the wide range of materials.
With waterjet cutting, you can bring in almost any material and we’ll be able to dissect it. For a comprehensive list of compatible materials, check out this blog !
How can I use waterjet cutting for R&D and quality assurance processes?
Waterjet cutting can be used to dissect almost any object so you can (literally) get the inside scoop. This is super handy if you are creating a new product and want to have full confidence in its quality, or you’re wanting intel as to why something could have failed.
We share examples below of how dissection with waterjet cutting is an incredibly valuable, yet underrated, technique:
– Research and development
Did you know we can manufacture custom componentry? The precision of waterjet cutting makes it the ideal choice for most research and development projects.
Waterjet cutting is applied, practical research. From creating a prototype, performing material testing to conducting quality assurance and control, it’s a process you can use for every stage of your R&D.
– Inspect for fatigue issues and product failures
An electrical company approached Australian Waterjet Cutting to cut their failed transformer to inspect for fatigue issues and cause of failure.
This was a special task, as it’s a more complex process that only a robot or 5 axis machine can perform.
– Quality control testing services
Railway carriage axle assemblies were a first for us when a producer of rail wagon components reached out. We cut an assembly with our waterjet machine to inspect its quality.
With our help in quality control testing of this part, the company has full confidence in the safety in Australia’s public transport system.
In an industry where a few millimetres difference can spell disaster, the devil is in the details. That’s why you need to know your product inside and out.
When major iron and steel manufacturers in the mining sector needed to know what the inside of their casting looked like, they called us.
We were able to easily dissect a sample of casting with our machine, ready for inspection. This allowed the company to clearly identify and rectify issues in the casting process.
Australian Waterjet Cutting for non-destructive testing
At Australian Waterjet Cutting, we provide comprehensive waterjet cutting services. Ask us about how we can help with your research and development, fatigue and failure inspections, quality control testing, and dissections.
We’re always happy to discuss your specific needs and help you find the best solution. So, if you’re ready for full confidence in your quality control processes, contact us today!