At KLINGER IGI, our sole business is fabricating custom made part parts to print for OE and Tier 1 manufacturing clients. These clients are typically designing and building products or assemblies for highly specialized and regulated industries like aerospace, medical and scientific, energy, and electronics. When intricate designs and tight tolerance features are required in a critical part, or when dense or thick materials must be processed, our precision waterjet cutting service delivers levels of accuracy and quality that knife- or die-cutting services cannot achieve.
Waterjet machines use high pressure streams of water to cut a thin, precise line in a wide variety of materials. Waterjet cutting service offers the capability of cutting a myriad of complex shapes into nearly any material while still maintaining a high level of precision and providing a superior edge quality that requires no secondary finishing. Unlike with die- or laser-cutting systems, the waterjet cutting process causes no material degradation or distortion.
In 2021, there was increased demand for this specialized waterjet cutting service. So in 2022, we’re excited to announce that KLINGER IGI is expanding our already significant waterjet capabilities with the installation of Flow’s Mach 100 dual head waterjet system.
Introducing the Flow Mach 100
Flow’s Mach 100 waterjet system features robust cutting capabilities and a programmable z-axis that offers expanded flexibility and versatility. The Mach 100 includes both a hair-thin pure waterjet stream that’s ideal for cutting soft materials and a garnet abrasive head that enables the machine to cut through even the toughest materials.
The Mach 100 features specifications include:
- Rapid traverse maximum of up to 400 in/min.
- Linear straightness accuracy of ±0.005 in/3 ft.
- Repeatability of 0.0025 in.
Flexible software enables our waterjet cutting service team to program a part quickly and efficiently. From basic cutting patterns and precision controls to the creation of geometric nesting modules and 3D mapping, the Mach 100 is a nice expansion to KLINGER IGI’s portfolio of advanced material conversion and precision cutting equipment.
Advantages of Waterjet Cutting
The waterjet cutting process offers an incredible amount of flexibility to manufacturers that no other type of cutting process can provide. And because waterjets use computer controls, our team can transition quickly from cutting metal to foam and back with just minimal setup and transition time.
Waterjet cutting provides a number of additional advantages that include:
- Offers Superior Edge Quality: Waterjets cut smooth, uniform edges that are free from any type of burrs or material distortion. In fact, edge quality is one of the primary reasons why designs call for the use of waterjets. In most projects, waterjet cutting eliminates the need for any type of secondary finishing, which creates improved efficiency and reduced manufacturing time.
- Supports a Wide Range of Materials: The versatility offered by waterjets enables our team to cut practically all materials, while creating no heat affected zones or distortion. From plastics and foams to composites and metals, our waterjets can cut nearly any material to a client’s print specifications.
- No Creation of Hazardous Waste: As an industry, manufacturing continues to search for more environmentally friendly processes that reduce waste and emissions. One of the biggest advantages of waterjet cutting is that unlike other forms of cutting technology, the process does not create any hazardous gasses or fumes.
About KLINGER IGI
A precision material converter, KLINGER IGI is recognized in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions for excellence in custom parts fabrication. We are an AS9100, ISO 9001:2015, and ITAR registered build-to-print manufacturer of highly engineered, custom made parts. We specialize in tight tolerance operations using our state-of-the-industry CNC waterjet, laser, router, high speed die cutting, and flash (knife) cutting services. We can convert a wide range of materials from compressed fiber, rubbers and foams to phenolics, plastics and metals. A list of our capabilities can be found at https://klingerigi.com/fabrication-capabilities/.
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If you have a specific project for which you’re seeking material processing advice or a parts fabrication source, we welcome your contact at https://klingerigi.com/contact/.