Though used at various stages of production for unique and creative applications, the water jet is also often used in the initial sizing of materials which are not conducive to the traditional scribe and break process. This generally includes glass substrate which is either too thick, limited in size (minimal edge trim) or prohibited by shape.
Water Jet Process: The water jet uses a powerful stream of water combined with a cutting medium or slurry to penetrate the material. Because this method cuts entirely through the thickness of the glass, special fixturing is used to support the finished substrate. Our water jet is fully CNC programmable and capable of cutting nearly any shape while holding a positioning accuracy of 25-50 microns. We typically cut glass from 1mm to several inches in thickness. For additional accuracy and substrate positioning capability, we have fitted the cutting head with a CCD Camera device.