Reasons Why You Should Choose Waterjet Cutting

Abrasive Waterjet of Indiana can work with you on various prototype projects and production models. Using the OMAX Abrasive Waterjet Technology, we can provide complex cutting of virtually any material. You can expect:

  • Competitive Cost Prototypes
  • Flexibility and Fast Turnaround
  • Production or Limited Runs on Short Notice
  • No Secondary Processing
  • Smooth Edges

Process Comparisons

Abrasive Waterjet Cutting vs. Wire EDM
  • 5–10 Times Faster
  • Cuts Conductive and Nonconductive Materials
  • No Heat-Affected Zones
Abrasive Waterjet Cutting vs. Laser Cutting
  • Cuts Materials Up to 5″ Thick
  • Cuts Reflective Materials
  • No Thermal Distortion
  • Ability to Stack Materials With No Problems
Abrasive Waterjet Cutting vs. Machining Centers
  • No Complicated Rigging
  • Less Setup Time
  • No Preprocessing of Materials
  • Uses Materials More Effectively

Typical Users of Abrasive Waterjet Technology

Job Shops
  • Able to Produce a Wide Variety of Short-Run Parts
  • Complements CNC Milling Machines and Flame Cutters
  • Frees Up Other Machines
Wire EDM Shops
  • Saves Valuable Time Where ± .005″ Is Acceptable
  • No Heat-Affected Areas
Laser Shops
  • Ability to Cut Thicker Material or Special Reflective Materials
Aerospace Industry
  • Works With Materials That Are Affected by Heat Such As Titanium and Aluminum
Tooling Shops
  • Works With Heat-Treated/Hardened Tool Steel
Prototype and R&D Shops
  • Works Directly From CAD Drawings
  • Ability to Make Quick Changes in Part Geometry or Dimensions
Maintenance and Repair Shops
  • Ability to Quickly Produce One-Off Parts
Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Control Just-in-Time Inventory Requirements
Metal Fabricators
  • Has the Ability to Offer Clean-Edge Plate Work, Such As Brackets, Machine Parts, and Weldment

Architectural Fabricators
  • Lets You Create Complex Designs in Stone and Metal
Abrasive Jet Specialty Shops
  • Produces Parts With Higher Tolerance Than Any Other Abrasive Jet System
  • Makes Process Faster
Industrial Manufacturing
  • Minimizes Scrap When Working With Expensive Materials
  • Works With Materials That Are Difficult to Conventionally Machine
  • Frees Up Conventional Machine Tools and Skilled Labor