Abrasive Jet Machining

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This water jet machining process is essentially the same process as naturally occurring water erosion, but it occurs much more quickly and forcefully. Abrasive jet cutting is often used in fabricating or manufacturing parts for machinery and other accessories. Read More…

Abrasive Jet Machining Abrasive jet machining uses a water jet cutter capable of slicing into metal or other materials using an extremely high pressure stream of water and abrasive materials.

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Muncie, IN  |  765-288-4575

Waterjet Fabricating provides water jet machining at prices much lower than traditional machine shops. Abrasive water jet cutting is offered from prototyping to high volumes. Waterjet Fabricating employees have years of design experience and are devoted to complete customer satisfaction. Full CAD capabilities and a full line machine shop. One decorative piece to 100s of waterjet cut parts.

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Waterjet Fabricating LLC $$$

Houston, TX  |  800-324-7310

The 88,000 square foot facility and state of the art equipment gives the team at Source Metals the capacity to offer laser cutting, water jet cutting, flame and plasma cutting services, as well as stocking carbon, alloy, aluminum and stainless sheet and plate. Source Metals guarantees its turn key solutions and customer satisfaction.

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Source Metals, Inc. $$$

Pequot Lakes, MN  |  218-568-5052

Precision Waterjet Concepts features 5-axis waterjet cutting for true three dimensional cutting along with 2-axis waterjet cutting. We cut stainless steel, aluminum, carbon steels, alloys, and specialty materials such as security glass, carbon fiber, and foam. Precision Waterjet Concepts can handle intricate, complex cuts on virtually any material for any industry. Our innovative craftsmen can manufacture parts with exceptional edge and structural quality. We are proudly ISO9001:2015 certified.

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Precision Waterjet Concepts Inc. $$$

Morrisville, NC  |  919-388-2251

Veteran-owned ADR Hydro-Cut is an expert in high pressure water jet cutting and abrasive jet machining for a vast array of materials including stone, glass, metal and even delicate food materials. ADR is well-suited to meet your custom water jet cutting needs with a precise and budget-friendly solution. In addition to superior quality results, ADR Hydro-Cut offers free quotes and timely service.

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ADR Hydro-Cut, Inc. $$$

Huntington Beach, CA  |  800-998-1885

MILCO is a company that believes that quality assurance must be implemented into every step of the manufacturing of a customers' product to achieve our ultimate goal; complete customer satisfaction. MILCO’s water jet machining is of the highest quality. Please call today or visit MILCO’s website for full product and service descriptions—you won’t regret it!

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MILCO WaterJet, LLC $$$
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Diverse industries from mining, automotive and food processing to aerospace, model building and architecture use abrasive water jet machining for operations such as cutting, shaping, carving and reaming. Because the nature of the water jet stream can be easily modified, water jets can be used to cut a variety of materials such as rubber, foam, plastics, composites, stone, tile, metals, food, paper and more.

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Typically fabricated from stainless steel, water jet cutters consist of a water reservoir, an abrasive reservoir, a high-pressure water pump and a nozzle. The nozzle, positioned with automated devices above a worktable, mixes abrasives and water together after the water has passed through the inlet and jewel. The abrasive water is guided through the mixing tube and shot out of the nozzle at speeds of up to 900 miles per hour.

Water jet cutters are able to cut through virtually any material without forming any of the burrs, warping or discoloration that often result from sawing or plasma cutting. Water jet cutters can reach precision widths as small as 0.003", or the width of a human hair. Water jet cutting machinery uses very low amounts of water - typically one half to one gallon per project - and both water and abrasive materials are easily recycled within a closed-loop system.

This adds not only to water jet cutting's appeal to environmentally sustainable manufacturing, but to cost economy as well. Abrasive water jet machining is considered a green technology, as the waste water and abrasive materials used are not hazardous and are easily recycled. Although initial equipment costs can be high, water jet cutting can quickly result in significant savings. The absence of burs and warping on materials cut by water jet cuts back significantly on costly secondary machining processes, a feature taken advantage of by both manufacturers and sculpture artists.

Material waste is significantly reduced by water jet cutters' close precision; outlines may be far closer to one another, and excess material may easily be cut off and re-shaped without damaging the cut out parts or the remaining material. Unlike other types of material cutting and machining, water jet cutting does not create particle dust in the air, allowing manufacturers to cut down on costly facility air pollution control.

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