Waterjet metal cutting offers many features that make this industrial process ideal for the medical industry. Choosing waterjet cutting as a metal-cutting process can help medical equipment companies to avoid problems that may be created when other metal-cutting methods are used.

The following are seven problems that can be avoided thanks to medical-grade waterjet metal cutting. 

Poor hygiene

Hygiene is one of the most important considerations when it comes to medical equipment manufacturing. Strict hygiene standards must be met to avoid contamination and keep patients healthy.

Fortunately, waterjet metal cutting is extremely hygienic since the cutting head itself doesn't actually come into contact with the workpiece. This makes contamination caused by the manufacturing process itself highly improbable.  

Wasted materials

Some cutting processes used in manufacturing can result in a lot of waste material. Fortunately, waterjet metal cutting is a cutting process that results in minimal kerf width. As a result, there is little waste material produced. 

Inaccurate metal cutting

Precision is essential in medical equipment manufacturing. Medical equipment is used in life-and-death scenarios and needs to be precisely manufactured to prevent accidents and uncertainties during medical procedures. Fortunately, waterjet cutting offers a high level of precision. 

Excessively high medical equipment production costs

Using waterjet metal cutting for medical equipment manufacturing can be highly cost-effective. Avoiding waste material and using such a high-speed manufacturing process boosts productivity and minimizes material costs. This makes for one of the most cost-effective metal-cutting processes available.

Thermal distortion

Waterjet metal cutting is a process that does not use heat to cut metal. High temperatures can lead to thermal distortion that warps metal workpieces. 

Avoiding thermal distortion is important when metal medical equipment pieces are produced. This is one more reason why waterjet metal cutting is a great option. 

Environmental pollution

Waterjet metal cutting is known for being a highly environmentally friendly manufacturing procedure for producing medical-grade equipment.

The waterjet cutting process is environmentally friendly thanks to the fact that it produces little material waste. Waterjet cutting is also environmentally friendly since it uses water and does not require the use of toxic chemicals that could pollute the environment. 

Time-consuming manufacturing processes

Waterjet metal cutting is a fast manufacturing process. Waterjet cutters themselves work at remarkably fast speeds. At the same time, waterjet metal cutting results in a smooth surface so that there is rarely any need for secondary processing procedures that would increase the amount of time required for manufacturing processes.

To learn more, contact a metal cutting service in your area such as Vested Metals.