Waterjet Cutting Service
If you need online waterjet cutting services we are one of the most capable and affordable sources and we can get the job done right. We stock a wide variety of materials, use state-of-the-art machines and diligently follow all design specifications. We continually strive to improve and optimize our processes and maximize customer convenience. Our customers range from inventors to businesses to government agencies. We are focused on quality and customer service.
How waterjet cutting works
Waterjet cutting is a process that produces shapes by cutting sheet material using a thin,
Waterjet cutting is an economical way to cut 2D shapes in a very wide range of materials with no tooling costs. The unique process provides reasonably good edge quality, no burrs and usually eliminates the need for secondary finishing processes. Waterjets also generate no heat so the material edge is unaffected and there is no distortion. Creating custom part this way can cut single or multi-layer materials from as thin as .001" to as thick as several inches. The process yields no poisonous gas when cutting plastics or rubber. No custom tooling is normally needed, making it economical for short and medium runs.
Shapes possible include 2D shapes with cutouts of almost any complexity. Examples of parts that are often cut this way
Cost reduction options include reduction of total cut length, reduction in
Almost any material, hard or soft, can be cut by waterjet: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, Nylon, Steel, Acetal, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Fiberglass, Brass, Carbon fiber, PTFE, Titanium, ABS, PVC, Sterling Silver, Spring Steel, Bronze, Rubber, Foam, Marble, Laminates, Gasket material, Granite. Ceramics, etc.
Very few materials are impractical including some types of glass and some types of wood.
- Edges are good but usually not as smooth as milling or punching.
- Some spots along the edge, such as where the cut ends, may be less smooth.
- The edges of the cut part generally have a dull finish.
- Kerf width is
typically~.060", hence inside corners will be rounded to ~.03" radius.
- There may be some hazing on the surface – especially near the edges.
- Thin flimsy structures and shapes where a high proportion of
materialis removed may present difficulty in meeting dimensional and flatness tolerances.
- Edges will be slightly sloped – the bottom side will have slightly more material at the edge than the dimensioned top side.
How to Proceed
We can quote your job using conventional CAD files or you can use our unique free CAD software where you can: design your part quickly and easily, get instant pricing, and order online.