Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is waterjet?
A: Waterjet cutting is a process where water is pressurized up to 60,000psi and forced through a small nozzle
in order to cut intricate shapes in almost any kind of material with high precision.
Q: What is the difference between abrasive cutting and water only cutting?
A: Abrasivejet cutting adds an abrasive, typically garnet, to the water for cutting hard or thick materials. Pure
waterjet cutting handles soft materials without an abrasive.
Q: What type of material can be cut with a waterjet?
A: Acrylic, Alloys, Aluminum, Brass, Carpet, Ceramic, Composites, Copper, Corian, Felt, Foam, Fiberglass,
Formica, Gaskets, Glass, Granite, Inconel, Insulation, Laminates, Leather, Marble, Plastics, Quartz, Rubber,
Silicon, Stainless Steel, Titanium, Wood, and many more.
Q: What are the advantages of waterjet cutting?
No Heat Affected Zones
No Mechanical Stresses
Cuts virtually any shape with one tool
Reduced need for post machining
ts a wide range of thicknesses from .001" up to
" and material sizes up to 48" x 96" (sometimes
Fast, precise, and accurate project turn around
Clean cutting without gasses or oils
Easy switching between high volume production and single piece prototypes