Waterjet cutting can be used to produced parts with extremely tight tolerances.
The precision and accuracy of its cutting make it an ideal way to produce parts without concave edges & without the expense of a tool. Waterjet cutting involves using a thin jet of high-pressure water to precision cut materials.
Our waterjets can cut material up to 6” thick without concave edges. A waterjet is great for running prototype parts without tooling.
For waterjet cutting, typical part tolerances range from between 0.003″ and 0.005″ of an inch. For materials over 1 inch thick the machines will produce parts from +/- 0.005 to 0.100 inch (0.12 to 2.5 mm).
Waterjets are not limited in what they can cut, including material thicknesses. Truly, a waterjet can cut up to any thickness, but tolerances will change the thicker the material being cut. Tight accuracies can be kept when cutting materials under 4 inches thick, a near net shape is achieved when cutting thicker materials.
Using abrasive waterjet heads are ideally suited for tough and lucrative applications for any metal cutting. More than just common materials of mild steel and aluminum, abrasive waterjets easily cut titanium, Inconel®, brass, and tool steel. Whether you’re cutting 8 inch thick titanium or 1/4 inch aluminum, you’ll discover that Flow waterjets are versatile enough to cut a variety of shapes and materials.
Today composites come in many forms including carbon fiber reinforce plastic (CFRP), fiberglass, and composite foams, plastics, paper, or metal. An abrasive waterjet’s supersonic erosion can cut nearly any material
Whether you’re cutting thick granite, marble, slate, limestone, soapstone, travertine, engineered stone or any other material for floors and counters; stones, porcelain, or ceramic tile for artistic work such as inlays, signs or medallions; or glass and metal for artistic accents and signage, the abrasive waterjet’s unique ability to cut very intricate designs at high speed without breakage
Stack cutting is a unique feature to waterjet applications. Because a waterjet cuts via supersonic erosion process it is possible to stack and cut several layers of material all in one pass.