Metal is formed with a crystalline structure that is tightly connected by means of electrostatic forces. This material has extremely high melting and boiling points. Metals are extremely versatile and can be found in applications such as construction, tools, cooking utensils, appliances, bolts and car parts. In addition, metal is a very hard material that requires significant force or temperature to be cut. However, the high temperatures released by cutting techniques such as grinding can also deform metals.
Waterjet cutting of metals
Waterjet cutting is an ideal method of forming metal products without damaging the material. Metals such as stainless steel, hardened steel, aluminium, copper and titanium can be cut with waterjet cutting machines.