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Flat or semi-flat materials like metal, glass, plastic, foam, marble, stone and wood are cut using either pure water or, in the case of abrasive water jet cutting, water mixed with abrasive particles like garnet or diamond for added strength; abrasive media are usually added for use on tougher materials. Read More…

Hydro Cutting Hydro cutting is a cold working manufacturing process that uses high pressure water jets to cut a wide variety of materials and shape them into many designs.
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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

Abrasive WaterJet & CNC offers ultra-high precision CNC waterjet machining capabilities with accuracies up to +/- 0.0015 inch. We also offer wire EDM, 3 & 4 axis CNC milling, conventional turning, and exotic material grinding. Our mission is to provide low cost manufacturing and cutting services to our customers, whether they are in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, or architectural industries. Contact us today to get started!

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Abrasive WaterJet & CNC Inc. $$$
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Products cut using hydro cutting have clean, smooth cuts without any burrs. Since no heat treatment is used during the cutting process, the material properties like temperature resistance and color are not altered. Depending on the strength of the material being cut and the desired rate of production, hydro cutter jets spray water at pressures between 30,000 and 90,000 PSI.

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The automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, food processing, lumber, architectural, construction and electronic industries all use products that go through the hydro cutting process during fabrication. Machinery components like gears, tiles, mirrors, car, train and plane components and stone flooring can all be shaped by the water jet cutting process.

Most modern water jet cutting machines are fully automated and use CNC (computer numerical controlled) software to determine and control the route of the water stream. Therefore, labor costs are low since the only manual work involved in water jet cutting relates to setup, repairs and computer operation. A drawing of the desired shape or design is downloaded into CAD/CAM software, and the water nozzles follow its path.

Close precision reduces waste and the need for secondary machining processes. Hydro cutting doesn't create any harmful dust or particles that workers could inhale, and produces high volumes of products with minimal scrap material. Also, unlike many other cutting processes, hydro cutting does not involve the use or generation of heat, which reduces risks to workplace safety.

The hydro cutters are mostly made of stainless steel and contain a water reservoir, abrasive containers and a high pressure water pump with a nozzle attached. Both the water and any abrasives used are recycled many times through the machine. They are combined in a mixing tube, shot through a nozzle at high pressure and then re-circulated back into their separate storage areas.

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