Cutting Metal

Abrasive waterjets are ideally suited for tough and lucrative applications such as titanium, stainless-steel, brass, and tool steel, with aluminum and steel being the most commonly cut materials.

Abrasive waterjets cut material from 1/16" inch to 8" inches thick, in high or low volume. Typical part tolerances range from between 0.003" and 0.005" of an inch, although tolerances as close as 0.001" of an inch can be achieved as well.

Because there is absolutely no mechanical stress, heat distortion or heat-affected zone (HAZ), secondary processing can be eliminated in many cases. Material can be stacked to increase productivity. Setup and fixturing are complete in just minutes.

Because waterjets cut with a narrow kerf, parts can be tightly nested or common-line cut so raw material usage is maximized. This means less scrap on your floor and more money in your pockets.

Whether cutting 8" inch thick Inconel, stainless-steel, titanium, tool steel, or other materials, you'll discover the waterjets are versatile enough to cut a variety of shapes and materials.

Advantages of Cutting Metal with Waterjet:

No material deformation caused by heat
No hardening of the material along the cut edge
No changes to the metal structure
No heat affected zones (HAZ)
No hazardous fumes or vapors
None or minimal need for reworking