Waterjet cutting is a precision-cutting method that uses a high-pressure jet of water to cut parts. With waterjet cutting, your parts can be cut into their final form using nothing but cold water and a bit of pressure. The waterjet cutting process shoots out a narrow steady stream of water that cuts cleanly through your parts. With a max pressure as high as 90,000 psi (pounds per square inch), we can cut through a wide range of materials and thicknesses. Waterjet Cutting Services Plymouth MN
Waterjet cutting is capable of achieving accuracy down to 0.005 inches (0.13 mm) and repeatability down to 0.001 inches (0.025 mm) on a wide range of materials. The narrow kerf of this process allows uncut parts to be nested more closely together than traditional cutting methods. Unlike other methods of providing custom cut parts, like laser cutting, waterjet cutting does not use heat; as some materials will burn or melt when laser cut, waterjet cutting can avoid this and provide cut parts that would otherwise be damaged. This process works best for materials such as cork, neoprene, felt, TeflonⓇ and others foam gasket materials.
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To help cut through denser or multi-layered composites, a compound can be mixed with the water stream. Abrasive waterjet cutting is typically the method of choice for manufacturing custom metal parts. This process works best with copper, brass, stainless steel and aluminum materials. Waterjet Cutting in Plymouth MN
Waterjet cutting can be used to cut out custom shapes and patterns in a variety of different materials, including (but not limited to):
- Thicker film Plastics
- EPDM Rubber
- Felt or Teflon (PTFE)
- Adhesive backed, and thick Foams
- Sponge rubber
- VHB adhesives
Some of the benefits of waterjet cutting include: its versatility, accuracy, precision, clean/smooth cuts, ability to cut complex shapes and designs, ability to cut without the use of heat, ability to cut almost any kind of material, and its environmentally-friendliness. If you’re interested in our waterjet cutting services, feel free to Contact Us today.