Waterjet Cutting

Waterjets work by mixing an abrasive, such as garnet, with a stream of high-pressure water that is forced through a tiny hole.  This concentrates the resulting stream with an extreme amount of cutting power capable of slicing through just about anything.  It cuts virtually any shape without heat and leaves a clean edge, eliminating the need for secondary finishing.  Waterjet cutting is truly a versatile machining process.

 

Cut virtually any material:

  • Cut materials up to 8″ thick
  • Aluminum, copper, brass
  • Pre-hardened and mild steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Stone, glass, ceramic, quartz, rubber
  • Laminated and composite material

 

Accuracy and quality

  • Dynamic Waterjet with Active Tolerance Control produces more accurate parts with virtually no taper at significantly higher cutting speeds than a conventional waterjet
  • Cut parts as accurate as +-.001″
  • While edge quality is generally excellent, it is dependant on the feed rate of the cutting head.  Whether you need the fastest cut or the finest quality, we can adjust this to best suit your needs

 

Efficient

  • Dual cutting heads save turnaround time
  • No secondary finishing required
  • Minimal setup and fixturing time
  • No retooling between jobs
  • Multiple parts cut in a single pass
  • Narrow kerf saves raw material

 

No material distortion

  • Waterjets produce virtually no heat when cutting.  This means no heat affected zones on the material
  • No hardening, warping or mechanical stresses are introduced into the material

 

Environmentally friendly

  • As long the material itself isn’t hazardous, the spent abrasive and waste material are suitable for land fill