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Water Jet Cutting

Water Jet Cutting

Waterjet cutting is used in various industries for cutting, shaping, and reaming machine components. It is very useful to greatly reduce the machine time by precutting larger stock.

Our system can easily machine almost any material, from steel and titanium to carbon fiber, composites, glass, and more. It is capable of producing highly intricate cuts in those materials. With specialized software and 3-D machining heads, highly complex shapes can be quickly produced and reproduced.

Another important benefit of our water jet system is the ability to cut material without interfering with its inherent structure, since there is no heat-affected zone. This minimizes the effects of heat and allows the materials to be cut without harming or changing their intrinsic properties.

The table configuration allows uncut parts to be nested closely together, which can save dramatically on productions costs by reducing the amount of scrap material that is produced.

Waterjet cutting is perhaps one of the most versatile and widely used tools at HPMS. Water jet cutters are capable of producing intricate cuts in a wide variety of materials without affecting the material’s inherent structure, since there is no heat-affected zone (HAZ). Minimizing the effects of heat allows metals to be cut without harming or changing intrinsic properties. Intricate cuts and fine details such as sharp corners, bevels, pierced holes, and shapes with minimal inner radii are all possible. Water jet cutting helps to reduce scrap and secondary machining required to manufacture a completed component. It can be used for textiles, rubber, foam, plastics, leather, composites, stone, tile, glass, metals, food, paper and much more.

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