High Quality Waterjet Machined Parts
Waterjet cutting, also known as water jet or abrasive jet cutting, is one of Tiandiao's fabrication
processes that directs a high-pressure jet of water and an abrasive substance to cut materials for
industrial applications such as machine part manufacturing. Modern water jet cutters are controlled by
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) systems running G-code to position the water jet nozzle and increase
accuracy. Important benefits of water jet cutting with an abrasive substance include the ability to cut
metals without increasing the material surface temperature and compromising internal structure of the
material (no Heat Affected one, or HAZ); the ability to cut sharp corners, holes, and complex shapes
with small inner radii; fast turnaround rates; and minimal material waste thanks to the precise cutting
and the narrowness of the nozzle.
Our waterjet cutting services offer a cost-effective and on-demand solution for your manufacturing needs. Sheet metal fabrication services range from low-volume prototype to high-volume production runs. You can get an instant quote from a 3D CAD file or DXF file in our Instant Quoting Engine. CNC Machining Service
|Aluminum 5052||Copper 101||Stainless Steel 301|
|Aluminum 6061||Copper 260 (Brass)||Stainless Steel 304|
|Aluminum 7075||Copper C110||Stainless Steel 316/316L|
|Steel, Low Carbon|
Standard Minimal post-processing or treatment on parts is done.
Bead Blast The part surface is left with a smooth, matte appearance
Anodized (Type II Or Type III) Type II creates a corrosion-resistant finish. Parts can be anodized in different colors—clear, black, red, and gold are most common—and is usually associated with aluminum. Type III is thicker and creates a wear-resistant layer in addition to the corrosion resistance seen with Type II.
Powder Coat This is a process where powdered paint is sprayed onto a part which is then baked in an oven. This creates a strong, wear- and corrosion-resistant layer that is more durable than standard painting methods. A wide variety of colors are available to create the desired aesthetic.
Chem Film (Chromate Conversion Coating) Provides corrosion resistance and good conductivity properties. Can be used as a base for paint. Can leave surface yellow/gold.
Custom Don’t see the finish you need? Submit an RFQ and we’ll look into a finishing process for you.
Plasma cutting can build near net shapes of conductive metals, making it perfect for material preparation.
The range of materials available, low cost per unit, and speed of production makes waterjet a great option for prototyping.
Large format cutting, vast material options, and high throughput have made plasma cutting a favorable technology for end-use parts.
Advantages of Waterjet Cutting
Durability Similar to CNC machining, sheet metal processes produce highly durable parts well-suited for both functional prototypes and end-use production.
Scalability All sheet metal parts are built on-demand and with lower setup costs compared to CNC Machining. Depending on your needs, order as little as a single prototype up to 10,000 production parts.
Rapid Turnaround Combining the latest cutting, bending and punching with automated technologies, Tiandiao provides instant sheet quotes and completed parts in as little 12 business days.
Material Selection Choose from a variety of sheet metals across a wide range of strength, conductivity, weight, and corrosion-resistance.
Waterjet General Tolerances
|Distance Dimensions||For features of size (Length, width, diameter) and location (position, concentricity, symmetry) +/- 0.030” is typical. Material length and thickness may affect tolerances.|
|Thickness Dimension||Thickness tolerances are determined by the material blank.|
|Minimum Recommend Part Size||3.000"|
|Minimum Feature Size||2X material thickness with a minimum of 0.125"|
|Kerf (slit size)||Approximately 0.062"|
|Edge Condition||Waterjet parts will have a vertical striation on the edges and may show a slight taper.|
The Basics Of Waterjets A waterjet cutter, also called a waterjet, is an industrial cutting device used for the fabrication of flat-cut parts. Using a nozzle to focus water into a high-pressure stream, a waterjet can be used to cut semi-soft materials like rubber, foam, or wood. Abrasive granular substances can be added to the jet in order to cut harder materials like aluminum and sheet metal.
How Waterjets Work
A waterjet is connected to a high-pressure pump, which pushes water through specialized
tubing and then expels it from the nozzle at a focused volume and a velocity of up to 900
m/sec. The perfect ratio of velocity and volume is what allows the waterjet to maintain it’s
unique high-pressure cutting stream.
In the case of abrasive water cutting, the abrasive substance (often garnet or aluminum oxide) is combined with the water in a chamber near the nozzle, and the mixture is then ejected in a thin water stream.
A waterjet is given great accuracy and repeatability by CNC technology, which is able to reliably manage the movement of the nozzle and water.
Why Use Waterjet Cutting For Your Parts?
Waterjet cutting does not warp or alter the structure of the material being cut, as a laser or
more traditional cutting tool sometimes does. It is also is capable of very fine and complicated
shapes. Additionally, a waterjet’s precision cuts do not require sanding or grinding, and it
produces no byproducts that might harm human operators or the environment — unlike laser cutting
and plasma cutting. The water can also be recycled, reducing waste and cost while increasing
CNC waterjet cutters can be used on almost any material, and are easily adjusted from pure water cutting to abrasive water cutting. This makes them an adaptable tool for many industries.
Why Choose Tiandiao for Waterjet Cutting?
Choose from millions of possible combinations of materials, finishes, tolerances, markings, and certifications for your order.
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