WATERJET CUTTING

We have over 20 years experience in Abrasive Waterjet cutting with two high-end machines to produce your parts.

  • Cutting pressure up to 55,00 psi
  • 3 axis cutting
  • Tilting head to compensate for taper (resulting in more precise parts)
  • Cutting size up to 55” x 100”
  • Cutting thickness from .004” up to 6”
  • No heat affected zone
  • Tolerances as close as +/- .003”
  • Prototype to high-volume production quantities

 

Project Portfolio

Waterjet Cutting of Inconel Lock Plates
Precision Waterjet Cutting of a G10 Insulator
Precision Waterjet Cutting of a Stainless Steel Swivel Arm

 

What are the advantages of using our Abrasive jet 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. Machining Centers-

  • Quicker setup time
  • One tool drills, profile cuts, saws, etc
  • Better utilization of material thru nesting

Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Laser Cutting-

  • Cut parts up to 6″ thick in virtually any material
  • No heat affected zone
  • Comparable accuracy
  • Stacking of material allowed

Abrasive Waterjet Vs. Stamping-

  • No tooling required
  • Quicker turn around
  • No tooling maintenance
  • Less taper on thick parts
  • Cutting Process
    Cutting AxisCutting 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
    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
  • Materials

    We regularly cut the following Materials:

    • Stainless Steel
    • Brass
    • Copper
    • Aluminum
    • G10 Laminate
    • Alloy Steel
    • Titanium
    • Monel
    • Inconel
    • Invar
  • Quality

    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. Edge quality of “3” is used 90% of the time as it normally results in the best combination of quality and efficiency.

    Min: 1, Max: 5

    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.

  • Production

    Volume

    • Contract
    • Specialty Production Shop
    • Prototype
    • Low Volume
    • Short Run
    • Long Run

    Lead Times

    • Quoted on job by job basis
    • Emergency services available
    • Rush Services Available

    Tolerance (+/-)

    • Max .003 in
  • Industry Focus

    We service these Industries:

    • Agriculture
    • Automotive
    • Electronics
    • Entertainment
    • Hardware
    • Laboratory
    • Lifting
    • Medical
    • Military
    • Power Generating Service
    • Signage
    • Transportation
    • Wastewater
  • File Formats

    Preferred Drawing File Formats:

    • .DXF
    • .DWG
    • Solidworks (.sldprt, .sldasm)
    • .STEP (AP203 or AP214)
    • .IGES