Waterjet cutting is an extremely efficient in creating complex shapes inexpensively and manufacturing forms
ready for final machining.
We upgraded our waterjet capabilities by adding a NEW high precision Mitsubishi Waterjet with taper control. Accuracy
of positioning is + or – .001 and taper accuracy is .001 per 1/2 inch of material thickness. We can
actively adjust the angle of the waterjet so taper is all to the waste side of the part. The machine has automatic height
control which means the standoff off the material is consistent, allowing optimum nozzle position above the material.
The result of this is a very good surface with minimal of no striations, allowing net shape
manufacturing or near net shape (NSS) blanks for fast finishing. The waterjet will process a 6 foot by 12 foot plate, up to 8 inches thick. Mitsubishi servo
drives are coupled with Mitsubishi controller for accurate positioning, along with reliable long term operation.
A small tab will be left on part to hold the part in the sheet and keep the laser or waterjet part from tipping. Make a note on your RFQ where a tab will not interfere with part function.