Bulletproof Glass vs. 60,000 PSI Waterjet: Will The Glass Crack Under Pressure?

Check this incredible video to see who will win the day: the Waterjet or the bulletproof glass.


When it comes to cutting with a waterjet, these guys have experimented with almost anything, ranging from dissecting a tarantula to exploding cans of cheese. They’ve proven time and time again that their waterjet can persevere on even the toughest surfaces.

Take bulletproof glass for example, when faced with a sharp shooter, the AK is no match for the bulletproof glass, which withstands its 30 rounds of ammo.  But, for the waterjet, they take a 2-inch thick bulletproof glass insert and the waterjet is effortless able to carve out, ironically, a gun shape within the glass.

bulletproof glass

This jet can be compared to the same amount of force as a hydraulic press. It uses a high-pressure stream of water with a 60,000 psi pump. The waterjet is found cutting in industries like mining and aerospace, the main benefit of a waterjet is that it’s a great alternative for cutting soft materials that are usually prone to smashing. Like if you’ve ever wanted to cut fruit into very thin slices:

The water is pressurized in a jet stream and can produce streams as small as .003 inches. How it works is, the pressurized water stream exits the orifice at a high velocity as a coherent water jet stream to produce a thin and clean cut.

bulletproof glass

Who knew water could be so powerful?

Check out what the Waterjet guys are cutting up today on their Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY2–S73K_Ce6uvmN9UXvlw/featured

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Adam Beck

Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A Marketing graduate from the Miami University, Farmer School of Business in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries.