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Waterjet Cutting

Total of 10 Units

“IF YOU CAN DRAW IT… WE CAN CUT IT!”
Custom Waterjet Cutting available.

ACRYLIC, ALUMINUM, BRASS, BRONZE, COLBALT, COMPOSITES, COPPER, CORIAN, EXOTIC ALLOY, FELT, FOAM, GLASS, GRANITE, IRON, MANGANESE, NEOPRENE, PHENOLIC, PLASTICS, RUBBER, SILICONE, STEEL, URETHANE, AND WOOD.

Max Sheet Size: 6′ x 10′
Thickness: Up to 6″ & More Depending on Material
Accuracy: +/- .005 Depending on Material Thickness
Finish: Satin (no burrs, no burns)
Speed: Multiple-Heads, Quick Set Up, Fast Cutting
Materials: From Soft Rubbers to Hard Alloys

Waterjet cutting uses a jet of water so powerful that it cuts cleanly and precisely through material in a single pass without shredding or crushing. In waterjet gears the formation of the jet stream, water is pressurized up to 55,000 psi (3800 bar) by a Jet Edge hydraulically driven intensifier pump. The pressurized water passes through an attenuator, which stabilizes the jet stream. The waterjet cutting action takes place as a result of the ultra-high pressure water being forced through a pre-mounted sapphire orifice as small as 0.003 in (0.076 mm). The pressurized water exits the orifice at extremely high velocities as a coherent waterjet stream that produces a clean cut. Because the waterjet cuts with a narrow kerf, parts can be tightly nested, thus maximizing material usage. The compact, lightweight cutting head is designed for reliability in high cycle and in on/off applications. When coupled with a suitable motion control system, waterjet cutting provides extremely accurate cuts with a high degree of repeatability over a wide range of materials and shapes.

Cutting with water increases production rates for paper products, woven or non-woven textiles, and similar materials without shredding or damage associated with conventional processing methods. The waterjet stream cuts flexible materials quickly and accurately and overcomes distortion encountered from compression during conventional die cutting.

Waterjet cutting is used in the cutting of materials such as:

  • Plastics
  • Rubber
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Glass
  • Insulation
  • Non-Wovens
  • Paper
  • Automotive Carpeting and Headliners
  • Industrial Gasketing
  • Wood

Abrasive Jet Cutting

Jet Edge abrasive waterjet cutting systems (abrasivejet) use a combination of water and garnet to cut through materials considered to be “unmachineable” by conventional cutting methods. Using small amounts of water while eliminating the friction caused by tool-to-part contact, abrasivejet cutting avoids thermal damage or heat affected zones (HAZ), which can adversely affect the metallurgic properties of the materials being cut. The ability to pierce through material also eliminates the need and cost of drilling starter holes. Because the abrasivejet cuts with a narrow kerf, parts can be tightly nested, thus maximizing material usage. The abrasivejet can cut through materials ranging from 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) to 12 inches (305 mm) thick with an accuracy of ± 0.005 inch (0.13 mm). When coupled with a Jet Edge motion control system, abrasivejet cutting provides extremely accurate cuts with a high degree of repeatability over a wide range of materials and complex shapes. With fragile materials such as glass, the high failure rate from breakage and chipping of corners during conventional processing is virtually eliminated. Whatever your industrial needs, abrasivejet is an accurate, flexible, and efficient cutting system.

Abrasivejet cutting is used in the cutting of materials such as:

  • Titanium
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Stone
  • Inconel
  • Any Steel
  • Paper
  • Automotive Carpeting and Headliners
  • Glass
  • Composites

Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Benefits:

  • Accurate tolerances
  • No heat-affected zones
  • Precise CNC cuts to +/-.005*
  • Improved productivity
  • Potentially less waste-common wall cutting
  • Easily makes complex cuts and irregular shapes
  • Perfect for prototypes and small runs
  • Near net shape production
  • Fast setup for production runs
  • Smooth, precise edges*
  • No burrs
  • Repeatability
  • Multiple-head cutting
  • No tooling charges
  • Uniform cuts
  • Eliminates secondary operations/finishing