Flow offers precision stone
BIG 5: Company sole distributor in the region for Dynamic Waterjet technology, which is designed to accurately cut stone.
German company Flow has debuted its Dynamic Waterjet technology at the Big 5. Previously used for the precision cutting of metal, the company is now applying the same technology for the accurate cutting of stone.
"With this technology, we can offer greater precision in a cut for both thick and thin materials, and we can also cut stone quicker for clients," said Christian Kübel, marketing manager, Flow.
Unlike conventional waterjet cutting equipment, the Dynamic Waterjet system eliminates tapering from the cut of the product, and mathematical computer modeling ensures a 90° cut each time.
"You must look at both sides of the material to assess the quality of the cut," continued Kübel.
"Many waterjet cutters cause a tapered cut that looks different on the base of the material to the cut at the top, because of the way the water disperses. This technology means the difference throughout the material is minimised."
The company stated that thanks to the 6,000 bar technology used, it was able to cut stone quicker than any competitor and it could ensure precision even in materials up to 155mm thick. Flow announced that it had signed a deal with UAE-based Signworks shortly before Big 5, and Kübel was very positive about the overall state of the construction industry.
"With the boom in construction currently going on in this region, there will be a growth in demand for cutting materials here," he said.
Kübel also cited the increasing demand for artistic carving. "Dynamic Waterjet is very good at cutting contours - you simply get a better cut," he said. "If a client demands precision, they will need to use Dynamic Waterjet."