Waterjet Cutting Services

Aero Trades features ultra-high pressure waterjet cutting, employing today's most advanced technology, with little or no setup required. The basic techology is both simple and complex. When water is pressurized up to 60,000 PSI, and forced through a tiny orafice, it will cut a variety of materials including food, paper and rubber. When small amounts of abrasive particles, (garnet) are mixed into the jet stream, the resulting abrasive waterjet will cut virtually any material under the nozzle, such as metal, stone, glass and composites.

Our abrasive waterjet cutting system is incredibly effective. It will cut metallic or non-metallic materials of virtually any thickness without distortion or degradation of the material, such as in laser cutting. Waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process, where there is no thermal damage to the cut edges, referred to as the "heat affected zone". This is where the molecular structure of the material on both sides of the cut crystallizes due to the intense heat generated by the laser.

We will cut complex shapes and contours, all controlled by high end computers and software with nesting capabilities that provide extreme material utilization resulting in greater savings.

55,000 PSI - 4' x 8' TABLE
TOLERANCE .010

We can process almost any type of material including:

  • Titanium
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Phenolic
  • Marble
  • SST
  • Brass
  • Tool Steels
  • Plastics
  • Neoprene
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Urethane
  • Granite

What are the advantages of waterjet machining?

BENEFITS:

  • Can Be Used on Many Different Materials
  • No Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)
  • No Material Warpage
  • Parts are Burr-Free

COST EFFECTIVENESS:

  • Allows Tighter Nesting of Parts to Save Material Costs
  • No Secondary Operations Necessary