Water Jet Metal Cutting

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Abrasive particles must be used in addition to high pressure water in order to cut such strong and resistant material. Unlike pure water jet cutting, abrasive cutting uses particles of diamond or garnet because water alone is not strong enough. Read More…

Water Jet Metal Cutting Water jet cutting is strong enough to cut through nearly any material, including metal.

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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 $$$

Elkhart, IN  |  574-293-3342

For over 30 years, Micro Etch Technologies has been a trusted provider of quality waterjet cutting services. Our water jet equipment is great for prototyping, fast and reliable for production, and can quickly change from job to job. Material cutting capabilities include plastic, rubber, copper, aluminum, titanium, and many more. Tolerances for certain applications can be held at +- .001". Contact us today to put our experience to work for your product needs.

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Micro Etch Technologies $$$

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

We offer many production choices to our customers. Since our founding, we have made it our goal to offer just what the customer needs. We offer cutting services like water jet cutting to ensure that our products are highly accurate and meet your expectations precisely. We believe in offering nothing but the best, and we are committed to providing outstanding customer service.

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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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These, rather than the water pressure, erode the metal. The water jets are thirty times stronger than the pressure of a car wash nozzle to cut metals like titanium, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, iron and even hardened metals.

Water jet metal cutting produces little scrap or waste metal and is considered highly accurate. The aerospace, automotive, transportation, engineering and construction industries all use water jet cutting products made of metal. Cars, airplanes, trains, submarines and busses are all made of metal parts that got their shape from water jet cutting.

Factory machinery, tools and all sorts of irregularly shaped metal parts are also cut by water jets. This process can create nearly any shape or design out of two dimensional metal sheets as thick as four inches. A select few machines can cut multiple layers or a single sheet that is up to ten inches thick.

Modern water jet cutting machines are fully automated and use CNC (computer numerical controlled) software. A designer's drawing is downloaded into software, which then follows it to cut the sheet metal to that shape. The sheet metal may be shaped into an intricate or unusual design or have holes rapidly drilled into it. This process generates no heat, which prevents the metal material's properties like color, strength and chemical resistance from being altered; for this reason, water jet cutting is considered a cold working process.

It is safer since operators are not needed to the extent they are in other cutting processes, and no dust or particles that can be inhaled by workers are produced. Labor costs are therefore low. Water jet cutting is a fast process with a high rate of accuracy and repeatability; high volumes of products are made.

The finished product requires little or no secondary processing because the cut has no burrs or rough edges. Wire EDM and plasma cutting are alternatives to water jet metal cutting, but they lack the accuracy and speed offered by water jets. These other processes all generate heat and therefore have a HAZ (heat affected zone) that may be changed or altered.

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