Abrasive Waterjet Cutting stands above other cutting methods. A State-of-the-art process promising smoother finishes, fast turn around, quality products, and significant savings.
Whether you are cutting rubber, metals, plastics, wood, or composites, the abrasive waterjet process should be a time and money saving proposition for you and your company. 5 to 10 times faster than wire EDM machining and with no significant induced heat from the process, waterjet cutting stands above the other methods typically used. Much better than lasers for cutting reflective mediums and again with no heat stress.
Tolerances are within .003 + or – and cutting speeds up to 10 times faster than a wire EDM. Five qualities of edge finish are attainable in most materials. Here at Abrasive Waterjet of Indiana we hold ourselves to
the highest standards when it comes to waterjet cut parts. There are more and
more waterjet manufactures every day and cheaper and cheaper waterjets coming in to the market. We only use Omax waterjets for very simple reasons. Any
waterjet using G Code cannot compensate for jet lag (see below). Waterjets are
a soft tool meaning the stream is always bent during the cutting process. Omax
machines compensate for this naturally occurring process better than any
machine on the market today which allows us to hold some of the tightest
tolerances in the industry.
This state of the art process can reduce your production times for rough outs and leave more time to complete the detailed finishing work. Going from proto-type to small or medium production runs the same day are possible with this process.
- Tolerances - +/- .003 within the cutting area
- Cut area of 79" x 166"
- Capable of fitting materials up to 82" x 170", inside the cutting bed
- All grades of Steel
- Hardened Tool Steel
- Stone such as Marble, Granite & Limestone
- Plastics such as Acrylic, Poly Carbonates & Composites
- Mirrored Stainless Steel
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Materials cut by the abrasivejet have a smooth, satin-like finish, similar to a fine sandblasted finish. Five qualities of edge finish are attainable in most materials.
No heat in machining process
Abrasivejets abrade material at room temperatures. As a result, there are no heat-affected areas or structural changes in materials. Abrasivejets can also machine hardened metals and materials with low melting points.
abrasivejets use garnet as an abrasive. Garnet is a reddish natural crystal, with a Mohs hardness of 6.5 to 7.5. No noxious gases or liquids are used in abrasivejet machining, nor are there any oils used in the machining process.
No tool changing! A wide range of conventional processes can be performed with this single tool:
- Gear cutting
- Spline cutting
No heavy burrs are produced by the abrasivejet process. Parts can often be used directly without deburring.
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