WaterJet Cutting

At Jack’s Machine Company, we offer water jet cutting services for the production of parts in prototype to high volume. With our multi-axis cutting capability, we can create everything from 2D forms to complex 3D shapes in a single operation while upholding a high degree of precision. Our powerful water jet cutter is suitable for virtually any material, including the hardest alloy steels, and it produces smooth edge finishes that often need no further treatment. During water jet cutting, the workpiece does not heat up, so warping and work hardening are never an issue. Our water jet cutting services are competitively priced, and we offer fast turnaround and on-time delivery.

Specifications

General Capabilities

Contract

Characteristics

Minimum Part Stress

No Thermal Distortion or Hardening

Reduced Material Cost Through Nesting

Reduction or Elimination of Secondary Operations

Smooth Finished Edges

Cutting Axis

2-Axis

3-Axis

Intended Cutting Material (Metal)

Alloy Steel

Aluminum

Brass

Bronze Alloys

Carbide

Carbon Steel

Cobalt

Copper

Iron

Molybdenum

Nickel

Stainless Steel

Tin

Titanium

Tungsten

Gold

Inconel®

Invar®

Iridium

Kovar®

Monel®

Niobium

Palladium

Platinum

Silver

Superalloys

Tantalum

Intended Cutting Material (Composites & Plastics)

Acrylic Carbon Fiber

Ceramics

Fiberglass

Foam

Graphite

Kevlar

Linoleum

Mylar Laminates

Neoprene

Nylon

Plexiglas

Polycarbonate

Polyethylene

Polymers

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Rubber

Silicone

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)

Thermoplastics

Urethane

Vinyl

Carbon Fiber

Minimum Cutting Thickness: 0.010 in

Maximum Cutting Thickness: 6.0 in

Maximum Cutting Length: 12.0 ft

Maximum Cutting Width: 6.0 ft

Tolerance: (±) 0.005 in

Kerf

Minimum Kerf: 0.015 in

Maximum Kerf: 0.030 in

Note for Kerf:  Kerf is the width of the cut or groove.

Production Volume

Prototype

Low Volume

High Volume

Blanket Orders

Lead Times

Quoted on Job by Job Basis

Emergency Services Available

Rush Services Available

Efficiency

Lights Out Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing

Inside our water jet cutting department, we create high-tech parts for use in aerospace, medical, defense, and other demanding applications. Along with metals and alloys of all types and grades, we water jet cut parts from thermoplastics, ceramics, carbon fiber, and other non-metals, such as fiberglass, Mylar laminates, acrylic carbon fiber, and others. We have the capacity to cut thin gauge sheet as well as plate measuring up to 6.0” in thickness. A large table size of 6.0’ x 12.0’, narrow kerf cuts, and nesting software enable us to maximize material utilization, and smooth edge finishes within tolerances as close as ±.005”, reducing or eliminating the need for secondary operations.

 

The versatility of water jet cutting technology allows us to create dimensionally accurate workpieces from any material, thick or thin. Whether a project involves hardened metals or specialty composites, we produce parts with finely detailed features that exhibit a high caliber of quality. Our automated, programmable water jet operations run for long periods without any intervention, which allows us to achieve a high rate of production efficiency. To tap into our expert water jet cutting services or any of our other precision manufacturing capabilities, contact us directly.

Additional Information

 

Industry Focus

Aerospace

Architecture

Automation

Automotive

Biomedical

Biopharmaceutical

Biotechnology

Building & Construction

Chemical Manufacturing

Commercial

Communications

Construction

Consumer Goods

Dental

Defense Industry

Electrical

Electronics

Energy

Extrusion Dies

Firearms

Food Production

Food Handling

Food Processing

Food & Beverage

Industrial

Injection Molding

Laboratory

Machine Tools

Machinery

Manufacturing

Marine

Medical

Medical Devices

Military

Molding

Nuclear

Optical

Packaging

Pharmaceutical

Pumps

Railroad

Research

Robotics

Semiconductor

Specialty Machinery

Surgical

Tool & Die

Universities & Learning Institutions

File Formats

AutoCAD (DWG, DWZ)

DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format)

IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI File Format)

PDF (Portable Document Format)

SolidWorks (SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT)

STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data)

Call Toll Free: 888-453-8336

or (781) 447-9264

sales@jacksmachine.com

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