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Many kinds of materials – metal, glass and some ceramic materials – can be cut by water jet cutting machinery. Water jet cutters shape work pieces like metal sheets by spraying concentrated streams of water at their surfaces. Read More…

Water Jet Cutters Water jet cutters use high-pressure and high-velocity streams of water to cut through material with extreme precision.
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Tucker, GA  |  866-500-6098

Cutting Experts has worked with our clients to custom make products for their needs since 1977. We have expert staff, a wide variety of materials, and the best technology available. Our clients work hand in hand with our experts to create a product that has unrivaled craftsmanship. As the industry grows, Cutting Experts strives to continuously be the best in the industry.

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Kearny, NE  |  308-627-6533

Mach 1 Manufacturing is one of the best waterjet cutting manufacturers in the industry. Our advanced technology and expert team allow us to cut complicated, detailed designs into a wide range of materials. Our large waterjet cutting bed is 24 feet by 6 feet and can cut materials that are up to 8 inches thick.

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Anaheim, CA  |  714-278-9874

Advanced Waterjet & Laser is a precision waterjet cutting and laser engraving shop that has the capacity to cut virtually any solid up to 6" thick including stone, plastic and metals. We have developed a very successful glass cutting technique as well. We cater to the smaller run with no minimums. What can we cut for you?

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Glens Falls, NY  |  518-798-5462

Barton International is a leading manufacturer and provider of abrasive blasting and waterjet cutting services. With more than 142 years of operation and five generations of the Barton family's leadership, we have cemented ourselves as one of the most trustworthy names in the industry. Today, we have forty stocking locations across North America and have expanded our product offering to more than 3000 Waterjet parts. Visit our website to learn more about our products or make an order.

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Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-453-4360

Precision Wire EDM has been a leader in the waterjet cutting industry since 1991. We are known throughout the industry for our high quality and fast turnaround times. In addition, precision Wire EDM offers 24/7 service to help meet the needs of our customers. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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Water jet cutting processes are generally limited to the cutting of thin materials, though complex, thicker shapes like metal gears can sometimes be cut by water jets. Water jet cutters, depending on their design, can produce streams of water at pressures as high as 120,000 PSI, though typical water jet cutter capacity ranges between pressures of 30,000 and 90,000 PSI.

High pressure water jet cutting processes are usually limited to the cutting of very strong materials like titanium or other strong metals; the strongest metals can sometimes require the use of abrasive media mixed into the water stream to make cutting easier. Shatter-prone or brittle materials like glass are cut with streams at lower pressures in order to reduce the risk of breakage.

Products generated by water jet cutting always bear a near-perfect resemblance to their technical drawings; water jet cutting process are almost always managed by computer numerical control (CNC) systems, which control the movement of the cutting equipment.

Compared to other cutting processes that involve potentially hazardous equipment or conditions like blades or extreme heat, water jet cutting is much less hazardous. Because no workers are near the water jet during its operation, the process requires few accommodations for worker safety. The only substantial occupational hazard involved in water jet cutting processes is noise.

The process is very loud, but a combination of soundproofing and personal ear protection can easily reduce any noise-related risk to workers. Water jet cutting systems are also highly efficient alternatives to other cutting methods. Laser cutting, for example, is also very precise and can be fully automated. However, it generates fumes and sparks that can be hazardous to workers.

Many laser cutting processes, particularly those that involve exotic reflective materials and high heat generation, are inefficient and very expensive. Water jet cutting involves few if any exotic materials and it is generally very efficient. The efficiency of water jet cutting processes is due in large part to its reclamation system; most of the water and abrasive media expelled during the process can be collected and recycled, greatly reducing the consumption of water and abrasives.

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