Sharp Corners | Holes | Complex Shapes | Fast Turnaround

Why Consider Abrasive Waterjet Technologies?

Materials Listing

  • Simple and rapid programming and set-up time with minimal fixturing.
  • One cutting tool performs all machining functions in all materials.
  • Material yield is optimized by utilizing nesting features and a kerf of 0.030.
  • There are no mechanical stresses induced during cutting.
  • Wide ranges of conventional processes are performed with this single tool:
    • Drilling
    • Sawing
    • Gear cutting
    • Profile milling
    • Slitting
    • Blanking
    • Punching
  • No special tooling required for unusual shapes or profiles; omni-directional cutting permits complex shapes.
  • Able to machine a wide range of thickness and materials, including reflective, conductive and thicker materials such as stainless steel and aluminum, copper and brass.
  • Works well in non-conductive materials such as glass, stone and plastic.
  • Can machine, hardened metals and materials with low melting points.
  • Can produce parts up to 2" thick in virtually any material while holding tolerances on the order of ±0.003" to ±0.005.
  • The process uses garnet as an abrasive. Garnet is a reddish natural crystal, with a Mohs hardness of 6.5 to 7.5. No noxious gases or liquids are used in Abrasive Waterjet machining, nor are there any oils used in the machining process.
  • Materials cut by the Abrasive Waterjet have a smooth, satin-like finish, like a fine sandblasted finish.
  • Abrasive Waterjets abrades material at room temperatures, providing a smooth uniform surface.
  • The Abrasive Waterjet process produces minimal to no burrs and parts can often be used directly without deburring.

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Why Online Waterjet?

Prototypes, limited runs, or production for fast-track turnaround

Production directly from .dxf files, CAD files or scanned images

Close part-nesting for maximum material yield/minimal waste

Precise, intricate shapes with tolerances of +-.005”

Smooth, precise edges in any two-dimensional shape

No stresses or heat affected zone (HAZ), minimal burrs

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Freight line accessibility