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Waterjet Cutting

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Omax Waterjet
Omax Waterjet
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Dolphin sign
  Aluminum Gears
Aluminum Gears

 

Abrasive Jet Nozzle
Abrasive Jet Nozzle

In the abrasive jet nozzle, high-pressure water is forced through a sapphire orifice to form a narrow stream moving in excess of 2500 feet per second (1700 mph). This stream causes a suction that draws air and abrasive through the plastic feed tube.

With a jet pressure reaching 55,000 psi, our advanced CNC waterjet system is equipped with a three axis cutting capacity that can slice through a variety of elements. Our high-end equipment can work with a wide range of materials up to 6 inches in thickness.

We offer taper compensation with a tilting head for higher precision parts.

We regularly offer Waterjet services to other machine ships.  We can cut blanks out of raw materials for completion/machining at your facility.

Our top-quality systems come equipped with a 55x100 inch bed and can cut materials with (+/-) .003 inch precision tolerance. We also offer two cutting methods, water with abrasive materials or water only, depending upon your unique specifications. From decorative architectural parts to precision high-temperature components, we have happily supplied our services to a wide range of professional industries including aerospace, agriculture, laboratory and military. Please contact us today about our superior CNC 3 axis waterjet cutting machinery.

What are the advantages of using our Abrasivejet technology Vs. other machining processes?

Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Wire EDM-
  • 5-10 times faster
  • Cuts conductive and nonconductive materials
  • Can pierce directly through material
  • No heat affected zone
Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Laser Cutting-
  • Cut parts up to 5" thick in virtually any material
  • No heat affected zone
  • Comparable accuracy
  • Stacking of material allowed
 
Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Machining Centers-
  • Quicker setup time
  • One tool drills, profile cuts, saws, etc
  • Better utilization of material
Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Stamping-
  • No tooling required
  • Quicker turn around
  • No tooling maintenance
  • Less taper on thick parts


Project Portfolio

Waterjet Cutting Capabilities

 
General Capabilities
  • Contract
  • Prototype
  • Long Run
  • Short Run
Waterjet Cutting Industry Focus
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Building
  • Job Shops
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Semiconductor
  • Signage
Cutting Method
  • Water and Abrasive Materials
Cutting Axis

Cutting Axis is the number of axes of motion a cutting machine is capable of cutting. 2-axis machines are used to cut flat sheet material while a 3-axis machine is used to cut three dimensional parts.

  • 3-Axis
  • With Taper Compensation
Intended Cutting Material (Metal)
  • Alloys
  • Aluminum
  • Armor
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Hastelloy
  • Inconel
  • Monel
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Non Ferrous Metals
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel
  • Titanium
Intended Cutting Material (Non-Metal)
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Foam
  • Glass
  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Plastic
  • Plexiglass
  • Rubber
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Wood
  • Heat-Resistant Alloys
Production Volume
  • Specialty Production Shop
  • Prototype
  • Low Volume
  • Small Run
Lead Times Available
  • Quoted on job by job basis
  • Emergency services available
  • Rush Services Available
File Formats
  • AutoCAD (.DWG,.DXF)
  • SolidWorks (.SLDPRT)
  • STEP (.STEP)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
Edge Quality

Edge quality is defined with a scoring system with the numbers 1 through 5. "5" is an excellent appearance with no striations and is the most accurate. "1" is a poor appearance, high in striations and is rarely used.

Min
  • 1
Max
  • 5
Cutting Thickness Max
  • Up to 6 in
Cutting Diameter Max
  • 55 in
Cutting Length Max
  • 100 in
Cutting Width Max
  • 55 in
Waterjet Pressure Max
  • 55,000 psi
Tolerance (+/-) Max
  • .003 in
Quality Finish Materials cut by the abrasive jet have a smooth, satin-like finish, similar to a fine sandblasted finish. No heat used in the machining process, Abrasive jets abrade material at room temperatures. As a result, there are no heat-affected areas or structural changes in materials. Abrasive Waterjets can cut hardened metal such as tool steels, as well as soft metals like aluminum.
 

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