- How It Works
- How We Help
- The Results
- Our Company
- Contact Us
- (704) 948-1223
Waterjet Cutting Specialist
The Microwaterjet® process exceeds traditional cutting methods such as laser cutting and milling. Our micron-precise process harnesses the power of a high-pressure water stream accelerating the smallest abrasive particles available today. In addition, the Microwaterjet® process delivers exceptional results without the common disadvantages of other methods, such as EDM, chemical etch and traditional abrasive water jet cutting. These results include:
Microwaterjet® is the most precise waterjet process available. It uses proprietary know-how developed with new Abrasive Waterjet Micro Machining (AWJMM®) technology to cut a wide range of materials, including heat-sensitive ones.
Microwaterjet® cutting is economical, resource saving, precise, gentle on materials, and eliminates the need for post-processing.
The Microwaterjet® process offers precise cutting that cuts the smallest kerf widths. This ability is especially helpful for cutting micro-components in medical technology. Click the link below to learn how the Microwaterjet® helped cut small components to build a robotic arm.
Narrow Kerf Widths
Our additional services include an intelligent optical measuring system that allows us to measure parts, even if you don’t have the drawings or specifications. For example, we used the Microwaterjet® to recreate lightning bolt watch hands. Click the link below to learn more.
Our expert engineering team offers elite research and development support to create a solution for cutting your material. For example, we worked with a customer to develop a process for cutting an optical grade glass stiffener to support a PC board. Find out more below.
Research and Development
In some cases, the parts that we produce cannot be cut any other way due to the combination of features and material type. Our customers are those who would have to post-process their parts after laser cutting or using wire EDM in order to remove slag or a recast layer.
Almost any material can be cut using our technology. Some types of glass and other extremely brittle materials cannot be cut. Many plastics and ceramics that are challenging to laser technology can be cut by Microwaterjet®. Where wire EDM is limited to conductive materials only, conductivity is not a requirement for Microwaterjet® technology.
Microwaterjet® was developed for creating fine features with higher tolerances than conventional water jet. Since we use a finer cutting stream and finer abrasive, our cutting speed is somewhat slower than conventional speeds.
Microwaterjet® can prototype parts that can’t be cut using laser or wire EDM. You can also eliminate the cost associated with manufacturing stamping dies during the prototyping process.