Thick Material: Precision cutting up to six inches thick.
Heat Sensitive Materials: The cold process of the waterjet will not affect the temper of the material.
Composites: Cutting materials of different composites at the same time. Including gummy or exceptionally hard materials.
Production Quantities: Maximum material usage, minimum kerf loss, and efficient nesting.
Machine Parts: Waterjet cutting saves you time and money, cutting near net or final shapes. Without creating a heat affected zone.
Water Jet Benefits:
Bandsaws: Waterjet cutting is faster, more accurate, requires less man-power, can handle detailed designs, and can be performed on any material.
Lasers: Waterjet cutting can accommodate thicker materials, can be performed on any material, and involves no heat.
Wire EDM: Waterjet cutting is faster, less expensive, can pierce holes, and can be performed on any material.
Here at Great Lakes Waterjet and Laser
we use a TECNI Waterjet machine
No costly fixtures or tooling
No HAZ (Heat Affected Zone)
No material warping
No Burrs or sharp edges
Minimal material wasted
Tolerances within +/- .005"
No work hardening
Ability to stack material