As you have probably heard said, “Waterjets can cut anything.” That is almost true. Typical materials we cut with the waterjet are aluminum, steel, brass, copper, plastic and glass. However, we have cut a bit of everything, ranging from foam and wood to electric motors for research purposes. We even carved a few pumpkins in our day.
Our machine is designed to cut material up to 8 inches thick (we’ve actually altered the machine at times to cut thicker material). Contact us to discuss the details.
We have cut shim material thinner than .001″ thick.
Our machine table is 11′ x 17′. We actually have cut pieces longer than 20 feet.
We can typically cut your parts within a few days. We understand sometimes things are needed ”yesterday”. Let us know when you need it. We can usually rearrange the schedule to help when you are in a jam.
Yes, we supply material for many of our customers. If you have material or want to supply your own you can do that, too. We recommend contacting Speedy Metal of Fraser, just around the block from us, for your material needs.
Not at all! We can cut tiny parts (one piece or many).
Yes. We can cut small quantity orders. However, if the cutting time is minimal, it is usually more economical to cut more pieces.
The preferred file format is a 2-dimensional DXF file. These tend to work best with our waterjet cutting program and equipment. We can use other file formats like IGES, STEP, DWG, and others. Send any files you have. We can use almost any.
No problem. We can use any PDF, blueprint, sample part or even a doodle sketched on a napkin faxed to us at 586-293-3616.
We do not have a 5-axis waterjet machine. However, sometimes we can still accomplish what you need with our flat cutting machine. Contact us to see if we can help.
Waterjet is always an option for cutting parts. It may not be the best option for you particular job. Let us know what your project requires and we will let you know if a process other than waterjet cutting is recommended.
Pretty much everything can be cut with a waterjet. We have had some difficulty cutting carbide. We also won’t be able to cut your windshield or safety glass.
Depending on our production schedule and other circumstances at the shop, you are welcome to watch your parts being cut.
No. Unfortunately, tempered glass usually shatters when attempting to cut it with a waterjet.
For most cutting use a .040” cutting nozzle. Depending on the particular needs of the job we can use stream of water as thin as .001 inch.
We cut with up to 60,000 PSI of water pressure.
Yes. Please let us know the time you will be delivering.
Yes. Drop shipping material from your supplier is a great way to get material to us affordably.
We can arrange to have your parts shipped to you. We ship small parts via UPS. Let us know your UPS account if you want it billed directly from us. We send large jobs via truck. Contact us for details.
Waterjet cutting is new to many people. This unfamiliarity can lead to a lot of confusion and uncertainty. Even if you are familiar with waterjet cutting, you may not know how certain materials or designs cut.