Waterjet Cutting Services
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Waterjet Cutting Services
5-axis precision cutting of virtually any material
Northwest Wire EDM is a provider of water-only and abrasive waterjet cutting services. We supply high-precision prototypes, medium-volume runs, and long-term, high-volume production services to customers across a wide array of industries.
We provide waterjet cutting expertise to tool & die shops, OEMs and contract manufacturers who lack their own waterjet capabilities. We also offer services to supplement the existing capabilities of customers with their own in-house waterjet departments.
At Northwest Wire EDM, we strive to be your go-to waterjet cutting partner by combining expert craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled customer service.
Up to +/- 0.001″ Tolerance
Ability to hold very tight tolerances on various materials and thicknesses
26” x 52” Work Envelope
Our machines can cut parts up to 4” thick and up to 2,000 lbs in weight
Cuts Virtually All Materials
Including rubber, cork, glass, marble, silicon, alloys, concrete, metals and everything in between
Solutions for cutting parts with little taper, high accuracy and 3D machining applications
No tooling required to achieve a burr-free parts with no heat affected zones
Orients material to maximize yield and minimize waste
Waterjet Cutting – Frequently Asked Questions
How does the waterjet process work?
A waterjet is an industrial machine that uses highly-pressurized water to cut a variety of hard and soft materials. In a waterjet machine, the material to be cut is mounted on a cutting bed directly beneath a tiny nozzle. Water is forced through the nozzle at a pressure of 60,000 pounds per square inch (psi). At this pressure, the water can cut a variety of soft materials such as paper, wood, rubber, cloth or carpet, and foam.
When small garnet particles are added to the pressurized water stream, the machine becomes an “abrasive waterjet.” It can then cut much harder industrial materials such as metals, stone, composites, and glass. The nozzle is robotic-controlled, which gives the waterjet an extremely-high degree of cutting accuracy.
What equipment do you use?
We use an OMAX 2652 JetMachining Center, and we accept various drawing formats in order to generate quotes (dxf, igs, dwg, dwf, xt, sldprt, pdf)
What is your normal lead time?
Usually, we can get work out within a few days (depending on prior commitments). With proper planning, we can turn work around the same day in certain cases. It helps greatly if you give us a “heads up” that the work is coming before you send it to us.
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Waterjet – Common Materials
Our dual capabilities of Wire EDM and waterjet allow us to offer broad capabilities and types of materials we can machine:
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