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 Moreā€¦

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

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Jackson, MI  |  517-783-1550

As a full-service waterjet machining center, RTD Manufacturing uses waterjet cutting in the manufacture of our products. Besides waterjet cutting, we also use EDM wire cutting; detail and manual machining; CNC machining plus production drill and tap. We have prototype manufacturing to offer as well.

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Columbus, OH  |  800-783-7875

Since 1983, Sterling Process Engineering and Services, Inc. has provided dependable service to customers in a variety of industries, including dairy processing, food processing, pharmaceutical, beverage processing, chemical, biofuel, and more. Through our process and mechanical engineering services and stainless steel fabrication, we offer piping, conveyors, tanks, as well as many others.

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Sterling Process Engineering & Services, 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. $$$

Erie, PA  |  814-838-8681

Since its 1913 inception, The Warren Company, family owned and operated, has become a prominent full steel service warehouse and fabrication facility, including waterjet cutting and laser cutting capabilities. Carbon, tool & stainless steel, alloys, aluminum, copper, brass and plastic materials stocked in many forms.

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The Warren Company $$$

Seattle, WA  |  206-466-1252

We provide top of the line water jet cutting here at West Coast Waterjet. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and our experts have a wide experience of waterjet cutting for a wide variety of industries. Our services are for virtually any material and we will work with you every step of the way. Please give us a call today to learn more information!

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West Coast Waterjet $$$
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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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