Central Connecticut
Waterjet Inc.
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?

A:
  • No Heat Affected Zones
  • No Mechanical Stresses
  • Cuts virtually any shape with one tool
  • Narrow Kerf
  • Reduced need for post machining  
  • Cuts a wide range of thicknesses from .001" up to 6" and material sizes up to 48" x 96" (sometimes
    larger)
  • Fast, precise, and accurate project turn around
  • Clean cutting without gasses or oils
  • Simple fixturing
  • Easy switching between high volume production and single piece prototypes