Regardless of what type of industry you’re in, if you are manufacturing products, or you’re a distributor of materials for manufactured products, cutting materials of all types is likely something that is done in your manufacturing facility. If you’re looking for a more efficient way to cut materials, regardless of what they are, you may want to consider Waterjet Cutting, if you haven’t already.
Waterjet cutting equipment is an extremely efficient method of cutting that is not only quick but it is precise as well. However, there are few things that need to be considered before deciding on the right waterjet cutter for your needs.
Like most vital tools of the manufacturing process, waterjet cutters can represent a significant investment. For that reason, many facilities that are having to watch their expenses may consider purchasing a used or refurbished waterjet cutter as opposed to a new unit.
It’s important to remember, however, that even a used or refurbished waterjet cutter especially for larger applications is going to cost you a fair bit of money. Whether you need a large cutter or you need a smaller scale unit, however, there are plenty of options to choose from, both new and used.
The next thing you want to do is consider your budget. For smaller units, even those that have been refurbished or are used, the costs typically start at around $40,000. For larger used units, you can pay anywhere from $100,000-$300,000. The costs for new waterjet cutters are going to be even more expensive, so it is something that you’ll want to carefully budget for to ensure that you don’t spend more than you can afford on a new or used waterjet cutting unit.
Even though the expense is significant initially, these machines make cutting all types of materials quick and precise. In addition, Waterjet Cutting machines are built to last, which means that even if you purchase a previously owned waterjet cutter, you can expect to see many useful years out of that machine before it needs to be refurbished or replaced. As far as purchasing one of these units, you can either go to the manufacturer directly or you can check online for various distributors of new and used waterjet cutters.