Waterjet Technology


What is a Waterjet?

A waterjet utilizes a high pressure stream of water to erode a narrow line in the stock material.  Typically a garnet abrasive is added to the waterjet to increase the cutting power, but the waterjet can cut some materials using water only.  Therefore, the waterjet is a very versatile machine that can cut a variety of materials up to nearly 4" thick.


What Materials can a Waterjet Cut?

  • Plastics
  • All grades of steel and stainless steel
  • Aluminum and alloys of all types
  • Titanium
  • Copper
  • Glass (non-tempered)
  • Stone such as granite, quartz or marble
  • Concrete
  • Ceramics
  • Rubber
  • Foam
  • Cardboard
  • Fiberglass
  • Vinyl
  • And Much More

Benefits of Waterjet Cutting

  • Production of precise parts with accuracy of minimal +/- tolerances
  • Thickness cutting up to 4" for some applications
  • Produces a smooth cut on the edge without material distortion or need for secondary processing
  • Because the cutting is done with high pressure water near room temperature, no burn marks, cracking, excess burr or other thermal distortion issues created with heat-based or mechanical cutting
  • No change in material properties or plastic resin melting
  • Works in virtually all material applications