Waterjet Cutting

How does a Waterjet work?

Our waterjet uses high pressure water and a garnet abrasive to cut through steel plate. The water pumps and intensifiers are capable of producing 94,000 PSI. The stream coming from the nozzle cuts at the velocity of 1 kilometer per second.

Reasons to use a Waterjet

Waterjets do not have a heat-affected zone on the material while cutting to very tight tolerances.

Standard Waterjet Tolerances

  • 0.015" to 0.500" thick: +/-0.030"
  • >0.500" to 2" thick: +/-0.045"
  • >2" to 3" thick: +/-0.090"
  • >3" thick: +/-0.125"
  •  The waterjet bed size is 72" x 144" & 120" x 240".
  • Drawings in .dxf format are preferred. Other acceptable formats include .dwg, .igs, .cdl, .hpgl, .dstv.
  • Cutting up to 6" thick
  • If you require tighter tolerances, please contact us.
  • Diagonal squareness 3/16" for cut rectangles/squares


Bar Waterjet Tolerances

  • 0.015" to 0.500" thick: +/-0.030"
  • >0.500" to 2" thick: +/-0.045"
  • >2" to 3" thick: +/-0.090"
  • >3" thick: +/-0.125"
  •  The waterjet bed size is 60" x 60"
  • Drawings in .dxf format are preferred. Other acceptable formats include .dwg, .igs, .cdl, .hpgl, .dstv.
  • Cutting up to 6" thick
  • If you require tighter tolerances, please contact us.
  • Diagonal tolerance is 3/16" maximum on waterjet cut items