​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Waterjet cutting services​​​ at Kunshan service center, China

For a versatile, cold-cutting process, our Kunshan coil and plate service center offers waterjet cutting. This is one of the most cost-efficient ways for our customers to shape intricate products.

With waterjets, thin beams of water of around a millimeter in diameter are used with an abrasive to produce clean cuts which reduce the need for further machining such as turning, milling or drilling.

Using waterjets is ideal for cutting complex profiles and various types of holes, giving designers and manufacturers a greater level of freedom.

A further advantage is that the water-jet cutting process does not cause any form of metal oxidation, nor does it lead to any residual stress and heat-affected areas.

This gives our customers a service offering the best value for money, as it reduces the need for secondary processing, which can often be costly and time consuming.

Waterjet cutting machine capabilities

​​Thickness (mm)​Cutting length (mm) Cutting width (mm)
1 mm -​​ 150 mm​​max. 6050 ​mm​max. 3050 mm

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Stainless in action

Case: Hainan PM2 

Record setting paper machine

Hainan PM2, operated by Hainan Jinhai Pulp & Paper Industry Co. Ltd, has the capacity to produce a million metric tons of fine paper a year, which made it the world’s largest fine paper machine upon its inauguration in 2009.

Outokumpu was chosen by Voith of Germany to deliver all of the stainless steel for the project, covering 2,000 tons of flat and rolled products and steel enhancement tube. These were of austenitic grades Outokumpu 4401 (316), Outokumpu 4571 (316Ti) and 4301 (304). Hainan PM2 marks the largest collaboration between Outokumpu and Voith to date.​​​​​

Read more about the case here.


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