Waterjet Cutting

MICRO Waterjet Cutting

The Technology

Ideally suited for machining two dimensional, high precision, virtually burr free parts from almost any material, the MICRO Waterjet is revolutionizing the small part manufacturing process from prototype to production.

The MICRO Waterjet stream has a .015” cutting kerf so it is possible to create very delicate and sharp-edged contours with optimal material efficiency and without distortion.

INTRICUT is the first Canadian company to offer MICRO Waterjet services.

Our MICRO Waterjet features

  • Vibration isolated, fully enclosed cutting envelope
  • Advanced high precision optical linear encoders that maintain positioning accuracies of .0001”
  • Cut tolerances of +/-.001” (0.02mm), with vertical edge cuts and edge finishes in the 16Ra inch range
  • 60,000 psi direct drive pump
  • Programmable chiller system to maintain consistent tank enclosure temperatures for thermal stability

MICRO Waterjet is the ideal process for

  • prototypes and small, high precision components
  • short-run and one-off production parts

Advantages of MICRO Waterjet Cutting

  • Cut virtually any material including stainless steel, hastelloy, titanium, inconel and other exotic metals as well as ceramics, composites, plastics, carbon fibre, glass and more
  • Cut any complex shape, including holes, in one process
  • Cut reflective and thicker materials that can’t be cut with laser
  • No heat affected zone, thus no distortion or change in material structure
  • Satin smooth cut edge, comparable to Wire EDM
  • 5 axis taper elimination technology
  • Tolerances of +/- .001” (0.02mm) dependant on material and thickness
  • Narrow kerf width of .015” (.38mm)
  • Minor or no secondary operations required
  • Innovative process for prototype production
  • Optimal material usage
  • Minimal or no burr
  • Quick turnaround / "just in time"
  • Cost effective
  • Environmentally friendly

Applications/Industries Served

  • Prototypes
  • Aerospace
  • Automation
  • Automotive
  • Communications
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Medical
  • Research and Development
 

 

Conventional Waterjet Cutting

 

Our Flow waterjet machine, equipped with a “dynamic cutting head” to eliminate taper, is capable of taking on tough jobs on materials such as titanium, stainless, AR400, inconel and hardened tool steels as well as ceramics, composites, carbon fibre, plastics, and glass, all while holding tolerances of +/- .005” (.13mm). This machine allows us to maintain our fast turnaround and serves a large variety of industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical, electronics and energy.

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