WaterJet Cutting

 

From extremely hard materials including granite and titanium to challenging materials including soft foams and rubbers, Electrowind Converting Solutions offers waterjet machining to cut custom parts to a wide range of thicknesses.

The waterjet process uses ultra-high pressure water to cut through materials. This process is precise and accurate and due to the absence of heat and blades, does not cause heat affected zones (HAZ), burning, discoloration, or warping. The absence of blades also reduces set up and maintenance costs, while the ability to cut with extreme accuracy and tight tolerances reduces the overall scrap left from the material.

Capabilities Overview: Waterjet Cutting

We can cost-effectively cut a range of simple and complex parts – including those for winding combs and core transformers - out of virtually any material.

Electrowind Converting Solutions:

  • Cuts, with waterjet tools, a range of commonly-used composites:
    • NEMA grade insulating laminates
    • Glass
    • Mica
    • Aluminum
    • Steel
    • Granite
    • Marble
    • Wood
    • Plexiglass
    • Kevlar
    • Acrylic
    • UHMW
    • Phenolic
    • Ballistic plating/armour
    • Stone
    • Ceramic
    • Titanium
    • Brass
    • Copper
    • Plastic
    • Iron
    • Rubber
    • Foam
  • Handles material sheets as large as 10’ wide x 6’ 6” length
  • Processes materials from 1/16” thick to 6” thick, depending on material
  • Nests parts to reduce scrap and reduced maintenance/tooling costs (and reducing overall cost of machining your parts!)
  • Operates with a standard precision tolerance is +/-.005”
    • Higher tolerance machining available on request
  • Cuts intricate and simple designs in challenging foams and rubbers for seals, gaskets and other parts
  • Can provide other converting services, including CNC machining, heat/cold forming and bending, sawing, milling, turning, laminating and more
  • Offers fast turnaround, low minimums and design/prototype support

Our cost-effective and flexible waterjet cutting services are available on Electrowind-supplied materials, materials we source for you, or materials you supply us.

Electrowind Converting Solutions is:                               

  • An ISO 9001:2008 certified company
  • A 3M Preferred Converter
  • A trusted converter for a wide variety of world-class manufacturers and supplier partners

Contact Electrowind Converting Solutions at 800.265.8340 to discuss your custom waterjet cutting requirements or to Request a Quote for your custom materials.

Typical Applications: Waterjet Cutting

  • Cutting simple and complex winding combs for transformer manufacturing with tight nesting for improved material usage
  • Cutting advanced composites without damaging their composition and fibers (e.g.,  by fraying or delaminating edges)
  • Cutting high or low volume runs of tough and lucrative metals including titanium, brass and steel
  • Cutting marble, slate, limestone, travertine, granite, ceramic and glass for counters, flooring, inlays, signage and artistic accents
  • Cutting and piercing delicate glass work, stained glass and ballistic glass
  • Cutting advanced materials for aerospace and thermal applications with no thermal damage to heat-sensitive materials
  • Cutting interior and exterior components such as headliners, carpets, acoustical materials, instrument, door panels, side moldings and castings for automotive and transit vehicles
  • Processing exotic and advanced materials like Kevlar, ballistic composites, super alloys, armour, carbides, titanium and more for military and defense applications
  • Cutting metal architecture, wine racks, art installations, stained glass windows, Christmas tree ornaments and a variety of artistic applications for architects and artists
  • Creating custom shims in composites and stainless steel
  • Cutting screens without burrs or warping