How Does Waterjet Work?
And Why Is It So Great?
Our experienced team of designers utilize state-of-the-art waterjet technology to work with a level of versatility and precision previously thought impossible. Our arsenal of high-tech waterjets can cut nearly any material, from stone to metal, effectively revolutionizing the precision cutting world.
Waterjet design technology uses a fine-tuned, cool-temperature, high-pressure erosion process that can cut through virtually any width of material with a stream of water. This stream of water moves at an astounding 60,000 psi without subjecting the material that is being cut to excess heat, friction, or vibration. In traditional cutting methods, these had frequently been the cause of damage, often leading to issues such as warping, hardening, or distortion in the final product, particularly in materials in the vein of acrylics and plastics.
Waterjet technology yields a degree of cutting accuracy in designs that is within .005”.
That’s pretty phenomenal.
Waterjet is also unique in that it enables us to replicate our work exactly—down to the millimeter. This gives us the ability to replicate our results with 100% precision an infinite number of times, which is `extremely important when “fit” is a factor. Indeed, products of Waterjet design and cutting jobs can fit into large systems or creations with absolute reliability.
What Materials Do We Work With?
All of them.
That’s the short answer.
Waterjet design technology can deliver excellent results with pretty much any kind of material, no matter the density, abrasiveness, or thickness. The only requirement is that the material can be laid flat so our engineers can work their magic. Each material that we service will be treated with carefully-tailored levels of pressure and garnet to ensure fail-proof precision and clean, dependable results.
Popular Materials For Waterjet
Our designers can work with nearly any material, but to give you an idea for our day-to-day experience, the following are the 5 substances that our clients most commonly request…
- Stainless Steel
Our work with these materials has a wide variety of applications, ranging from the creation of custom marble slabs for lobby flooring, to the creation of simple garden decorations.
Commercial + Residential Work
At Waterjet Designers, our designers and engineers draw from a deep reservoir of experience working in a wide breadth of settings. While large-scale commercial work is our specialty, we are happy to work on residential projects as well. No job is too small! We have performed the cutting and fabrication for everything from high-end marble lobby floors in downtown Nashville to custom stone cutting for public gardens.