What is a Waterjet Machine Shop?

In its most basic terms waterjet machine shops supply their customers with the ability to use their services to create parts. A waterjet machine uses high pressurized water combined with abrasive sand to cut through any material.  One of the biggest strengths a waterjet shop has is its versatility. Waterjet’s can use their powerful cutting streams to cut almost any material on the planet.

Explaining Waterjet Technology

For a waterjet machine shop technology is one of our most important assets. But to explain the technology its actually a simple process of pressurizing a water stream through a very small nozzle. After that it creates a very high PSI resulting in a waterjet stream. In most cases waterjet machines will use and intensifier to help get PSI levels to 50,000 – 90,000! The high pressured water is then combined with abrasives (fine grit sand) this results in one the most powerful cutting methods on the planet. Check out some of our heavy metal fabrication projects here

Waterjet vs. Plasma

  1. Smooth Cutting Edge – Our machines can process steel so that it needs little to no additional processing, saving you additional manufacturing time.
  2. We DON’T Use Heat – Which means no negative effects are seen with our cold cutting process. No micro cracks, stress and hardened surfaces, dust, toxic gases or deformation. With no heat steel can keep its natural characteristics.
  3. Precision Cutting – This one is simple, we can make amazing details with water jet, our tolerance is 0.2mm!
  4. Versatility and Simplicity – A perfect combination for efficiency, great range with the same tool. You can cut different materials and shapes – from prototypes to serial production, we do it all!