Waterjet Cutting

KLINGER IGI, Inc.'s WaterJet cutting comes with two cutting capabilities: Standard and Abrasive.

The process:

Streams of pressurized water, up to 50,000 PSI, produce a water jet that travels over 2.5 times the speed of sound. Released through a precision orifice as small as 0.003 inches in diameter, the jet forms a stream which quickly and precisely cuts through a wide range of materials -- from the softest elastomers to rigid plastics and hard metals. Omni-directional shape cutting capabilities allow for the cutting of complex shapes that are not possible with conventional tools.

The advantages of WaterJet Cutting are numerous. Among them are:

  • Fast Quick turnaround on prototypes and production runs.
  • Production prototypes which eliminate costly and time-consuming tooling.
  • No need for secondary finishing.
  • Efficient multiple head configuration plus a large work envelope for large runs.
  • Cutting of multiple thin sheets, improving material utilization and part yield.
  • Versatile precision cutting of a wide variety of metallic and non-metallic materials, both exotic and standard.
  • Custom shapes with a whole new level of accuracy and reliability.
  • Precise cutting with high degree of accuracies (up to +/-.005) through the use of CNC robotics.
  • Suited to a wide range of materials.
  • Minimal material waste, utilizing part nesting to reduce overall cost.
  • Complex shapes.
  • Burr-free Cut.
  • No material distortion or degradation (burning, crushing, chipping and fracturing) that occur with other cutting methods, such as laser or die-cutting.
  • Superior edge quality.
  • Thicknesses up to 6" depending on material.
  • No tooling costs or post-machining work - part edges are smooth and finished.
  • Quick standard turnarounds of 48 hours or less.

Industries served include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Computers
  • Consumer Products
  • Electronics
  • Homeland Security
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Transportation

Materials:

Foam Products

  • Closed cell
  • Custom foam packaging
  • Dense foams
  • Open cell

Plastics

  • Acrylics
  • High density
  • Kapton®
  • Kevlar®
  • Low density
  • Plexiglas®
  • Polycarbonate
  • Teflon®

Non-Traditional

  • Fiberglass
  • Laminates
  • Phenolics
  • Wax

Abrasive WaterJet Cutting Capabilities:

The types of materials that benefit from Abrasive WaterJet Cutting can be exotic. Here are a few:

Metals

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Inconel®
  • Mild steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • TitaniumFiberglass

Stone/Glass/Other

  • Cement Board
  • Ceramics
  • Faux Marble
  • Flat glass
  • Floor tile
  • Granite terra cotta
  • Man-Made Stone
  • Outdoor stone
  • Monolithic
  • Natural Stone
  • Travertine Ceramic Tile Wire Brass