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Water-Jet Overview

Why Water-Jet Cutting? Water-Jetting can cut through many types of materials that defeat other cutting methods. The process is environmentally friendly and contains no chemicals. It is clean cutting and promotes green manufacturing.

Exact Tool & Die, Inc. Water-Jet Services uses the latest controls to produce accurate and precise CNC cutting while maintaining tolerances as close as +/-.003”.

What are the Advantages?
  1. Water-Jet machines can cut many materials that lasers cannot; such as reflective materials and all “mirror-finished” materials as well as most exotic and non-conductive materials such as Aluminum, Titanium, Inconel, Stainless Steel, Carbon and Alloy Steels, Carbide, Copper, Brass, Bronze, Plastics, Composites, Laminates, Stone, Tile, Rubber, Wood, Concrete and Glass.

  2. Water-Jet can cut thicker materials: up to 8" thick.

  3. There is no thermal distortion or edge hardening of the material being cut by Water-Jet, whereas lasers create burned, hardened edges. Water-Jetting creates much cleaner edge quality.

  4. While lasers are often faster on thinner materials, Water-Jet can stack materials, so you are cutting multiple thin parts simultaneously.

Equipment List

  • Flow Water Jet
    1. 72” x 144” Bed with Integrated Flying Bridge
    2. 87,000 psi Cutting Pressure FLOWS (Hyper-Pressure)
    3. 8” Thick Cutting Capacity
    4. Dynamic Water Jet with Active Tolerance Control

  • Design Software: AutoCAD Professional

  • Programming Software: Flow-Master Professional
  • Flow-Master will maximize the cutting speed necessary to keep parts within tolerance and taper-free. In most cases, our ability to tilt the cutting head allows for faster cutting speeds. Because of this, Dynamic Water-jet will produce superior parts at higher speeds than conventional water-jet cutting.

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