High Pressure Water Cutting

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For applications like this, the water is mixed with abrasive particles made of garnet or diamond. As well, machines sometimes use high pressure jets to cut through hard substances. Read Moreā€¦

High Pressure Water Cutting High pressure water cutting is able to form, shape and design products out of almost any material, including ceramics, foam, marble, plastic and glass. Even metal and stone are cut using water jets.
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Independence, IA  |  319-334-4615

Priority Custom Machining, Inc. will maintain a 3rd party registration to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System to provide a high level of confidence to current and potential customers that their expectations will be met. We will continue to evaluate our business plan and customers' expectations/requirements to remain competitive and the supplier of choice in our industry.

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Priority Custom Machining, Inc. (PCM) $$$

Spokane, WA  |  509-922-8755

Family-owned Precision Cutting Technologies has been working with waterjet and laser cutting since 1998. Providing complete manufacturing services, including sourcing, assembling and finishing, Precision Cutting Technologies is able to meet your cutting needs.

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Precision Cutting Technologies $$$

Salem, OR  |  800-538-2260

Proving waterjet cutting can produce superior parts & components out of virtually any material for any industry, Aqua Jet excels at prototype, production & precision needs in architecture, aerospace, medicine, government, signage, etc. The experts at this ISO 9001:2000 compliant abrasive water jet cutting shop work with metals, stone, glass, tile, plastics, rubber & more!

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Aqua Jet, LLC $$$

Hampstead, MD  |  410-239-7716

Ridge Engineering provides water jet cutting services and others, including: CNC laser cutting, precision laser cutting and laser machining. At Ridge Engineering we have been supplying high-quality products and services to the defense industry since 1967.

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Ridge Engineering, Inc. $$$

Huntington Beach, CA  |  714-373-2121

Our goal is to be the best manufacturer of custom and stock parts in the industry. We have over 50 years industry experience, and we have 30 years using abrasive flow machining and other water cutting techniques. We use our experience to make every product better than the one before. You can learn more about our techniques and capabilities on our website!

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Abrasive WaterJet & CNC Inc. $$$
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Standard water jets have a constant stream of water that shoots out at pressures between 30,000 to 90,000 PSI. Some high pressure water cutters, however, have nozzles with jets as strong as 120,000 PSI, which propel water at twice the speed of sound. It also increases cutting speeds by up to 20 percent, thus quickening output times, which is important for applications where repeatability and mass production are applied.

Using high pressure in combination with abrasive particles to cut harder materials is a popular alternative to plasma cutting, sawing and welding. It produces a clean, smooth cut with no rough edges or burrs. Modern machines are fully automated and use CNC (computer numerical controlled) software that allows for high precision, accuracy and detail.

Assigning a computer to control a water jet cutting process not only ensures high levels of manufacturing precision, but it also reduces labor costs. Technical staff are only necessary for the setup, programming, monitoring and repair of equipment in many cases.

High pressure water cutting machines, which are referred to as ultra high pressure water jet cutters, obtain such high pressures by using intensifiers, which are pumps that use hydraulics to create extremely high pressure. Hydraulic systems harness the power of water moving at a fast pace and convert it to mechanical energy. To quicken the rate of the cutting process, many water jet cutters use multiple cutting heads. Most high pressure cutting machines have the ability to switch back and fourth between standard and high powered operation levels.

For those that operate mainly on ultra high pressure, cylinders and end caps are not threaded, which prevents the formation of cracks. The intensifier pumps use hydraulic accumulators that reduce wear and tougher center sections, piston seals and wear rings, which increase the machine's lifespan and reduce the probability of leaking. High pressure machines tend to be much louder than standard water jet cutters, and are often equipped with a soundproof casing.

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