Garnet abrasives are attained from beach sand mining on the sea shores called as heavy mineral mining. Garnet is a semiprecious gemstone known to mankind for over thousands of years. It’s hard and sharp which is perfect for water jet cutting. The type of garnet used for water jet cutting is red in colour. Garnet is also relatively chemically inert, and won’t react with materials being cut, making its disposal simpler as well.
Water jet cutting is process of cutting metal or other hard objects with a very high pressure stream of water along with a suitable abrasive. It has 30 times more pressure than the power car hand washer. The water is sprayed through a very small nozzle, which allows it to cut efficiently.
Garnet water jet can be used to cut marble granite stone metal plastic wood or stainless steel. It is odorless, dust-free and relatively heat-free process. Garnet abrasive water jet cutting applications also include tile cutting, countertops, stone cutting, food processing equipment, glass cutting, Kevlar cutting, aluminum cutting and stainless steel cutting.
Garnet abrasive water jet cutting can cut up to 8 inch thickness, has no heat-affected zone and gives superior edge quality. Garnet abrasives are manufactured in India extensively. In 2010, India was the leading exporter of Garnet all over the world. V.V. Mineral, India is the largest mining manufacturer and exporter of Garnet in the country. V.V. Mineral has won several awards for the export of garnet. They have market share in U.S., Europe, South Africa and Australia. Based in Tamil Nadu, they are India’s leading heavy mineral mining company.