Leading Waterjet Cutting Machinery Manufacturers

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Waterjet Cutting Machinery Water jet cutting machinery uses water under high pressure to precisely cut through material. Many kinds of metal, some kinds of glass, a few kinds a ceramics and a variety of other materials can be cut using water jet cutters. A water jet cutter creates metal shapes by spraying a concentrated stream of water at a work piece.

Hennig Gasket & Seals is a leader in the Chicago-area sealing community. We use a CNC waterjet machine and water jet machining process to cut nonmetallic materials up to 2" thick. Our water jet cutter offers a precision and accuracy level of +/- .005", as well as time and cost efficiency. Call today!

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Since 1988, MET Manufacturing Group, LLC 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...

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KLH Industries is a tool and manufacturing facility that uses waterjet machining, CNC machining, abrasive waterjet cutting and more. We can cut a variety of materials: ceramic, composites, ferrous, glass, nonferrous, plastic, rubber, stone, wood and more.

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JIT Waterjet offers quality precision waterjet cutting services to a wide variety of industries. Try our Dynamic® waterjet - it eliminates edge taper. Using the best in waterjet cutting technology, JIT lowers cost and production time for all our customers.

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Westbrook Engineering Co. is a distributor of new & used Techni waterjet cutting systems. All systems are designed for the harsh waterjet environment. We use corrosion resistant materials & minimal moving parts to ensure reliable & accurate machines for many years with minimum maintenance. Since 1964, Westbrook has offered fabricating machinery lines that include water jet cutting machines.

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Whatever your need, from decorative items to tooling components with tight tolerances, abrasive jet machining is an effective 2D shape cutting tool. With precision abrasive waterjet machining, manufacturing highly detailed and accurate components is possible in a variety of materials and thicknesses.

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Many kinds of metal, some kinds of glass, a few kinds a ceramics and a variety of other materials can be cut by water jet cutters. A water jet cutter creates metal shapes by spraying a concentrated stream of water at a work piece.

Most water jet cutting work pieces are thin sheets out of which flat shapes are cut, though gears and other complex shapes can also be cut by water jets. Depending on the equipment, a water jet cutter can deliver water streams at pressures anywhere between 30,000 and 90,000 PSI. The higher-pressure models are used in high pressure water jet cutting, which is used in the cutting of very strong work pieces. Water jet cutting engineers choose water pressures depending on the qualities of the work pieces. Brittle or shatter-prone materials like glass, for example, are cut with lower-pressure streams to prevent breakage. Very strong metals like titanium or steel are more likely to be cut with streams at much higher pressures, and abrasive media may be added to the water stream to improve cutting efficiency. Because almost every water jet cutting process is managed by computer numerical control (CNC), products emerging from water jet processing are sure to bear a near-perfect resemblance to their technical drawings.

In addition to producing products with extreme precision, water jet cutting machinery systems are highly efficient and safe alternatives to other cutting processes. Laser cutting, another popular cutting process, is also very precise and can be fully automated. However, it generates heat, sparks and fumes that can pose health and safety hazards to workers. It can also be extremely energy-intensive and inefficient. Water jet cutting’s efficiency is due in large part to its reclamation system; all of the water and abrasive media expelled during the process can be collected and recycled, greatly reducing the consumption of water and abrasives. Also, compared to other cutting processes that involve heat, blades or other potentially hazardous equipment or conditions, water jet cutting is safe and requires few accommodations for worker safety, as no workers are near the water jet during its operation. The major occupational hazard to consider in water jet cutting processes is noise, as the process can be very loud; a combination of personal ear protection and soundproofing can easily reduce that risk to workers.

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