Searching For A Way To Cut Exotic Materials?

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Most conventional cutting methods are incompatible when it comes to cutting exotic materials. Let’s discuss how our Microwaterjet® process has the capability to cut through nearly any material you may have to offer.

Conventional Cutting Methods Struggle to Cut Exotic Materials

Conventional cutting methods are just that: conventional. Those methods were not invented to produce parts from the new materials that are being developed in the 21st century. Microwaterjet® cutting is a refined method to abrasive waterjet, and has a gentler approach to removing material.

  • Laser cutting has a small list of materials that are compatible.
  • Laser cutting is not capable of cutting layered materials.
  • You can only use conductive materials in Wire EDM processing.
  • Wire EDM cannot cut layers of dissimilar materials.
  • You cannot use brittle materials to stamp parts.
  • Photochemical Etching strictly works with thin materials that can only dissolve by chemical action.
  • “Conventional” abrasive waterjet cutting uses large diameter cutting systems and coarse abrasive.  The impact power can be detrimental to more brittle materials.

Ultimately, the Microwaterjet® process produces results that exceed the limitations of conventional cutting methods. 

Materials That Are Compatible With Microwaterjet® Cutting

Our Microwaterjet®  process can cut a wide array of materials, including but not limited to: 

  • Acetal Copolymer
  • Aluminum and aluminum alloys
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Copper and copper alloys
  • Curable plastics
  • Elastomers
  • Inconel and Nickel Alloys
  • Nitinol
  • Norlyl
  • PEEK
  • Plexiglas
  • Polyimide
  • PPS
  • PTFE
  • Silicon wafers
  • Steel and stainless steel alloys
  • Tantalum
  • Thermoplastic
  • Titanium and Titanium Alloys
  • Torlon
  • Tungsten
  • Ultem
  • Vespel

A Solution That’s Versatile and Adaptable

Overall, finding someone to create parts from exotic materials and special application alloys can seem frustrating . However, it doesn’t have to be.  Our Microwaterjet® process offers a cutting solution that no other service provider can match.

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