Water Jet Cutting

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N&J Gaskets can also provide Waterjet cutting options. A cost-effective no-die converting option, waterjet cutting is a process that produces two dimensional shapes by cutting sheet material using a high pressure stream of water mixed with abrasive. Unlike laser, waterjet can cut virtually any material regardless of the surface quality. Waterjet cutting is ideal for cutting thick foam, plastic, rubber or anything that is heat sensitive.

Waterjet Cutting Advantages:

  • Precise accuracy and repeatability
  • Ability to cut thick materials
  • Ability to cut plastics and high durometer materials
  • Increased efficiency with no tooling costs
  • Faster turnaround

It's the most productive solution for cutting a wide range of materials from 1/16 inch to over 8 inches thick. Waterjet cutting has the distinct advantage of cutting without heat and leaving a clean, burr-free edge; eliminating the need for secondary finishing.

Waterjet cutting is often used during fabrication of machine parts. It is the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. Waterjet cutting is used in various industries, including mining and aerospace, for cutting, shaping, and reaming.

Like all of our other in house manufacturing processes N&J Gaskets offers a cutting service for customer supplied materials.

N&J Gaskets (QLD) can find the best cutting solution for your material and recommend the best material for your job.

Key Materials

Pure Water Cutting

  • Foam
  • Gaskets
  • Insulation materials
  • Leather
  • Packaging
  • Rubber
  • Some plastics

Abrasive Cutting

  • Aluminium
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Glass
  • Laminates
  • Stainless steel
  • Steel
  • Tiles

Application Diversity

  • Steel Washers
  • Machine Parts
  • Creative Architectural Applications
  • Flooring
  • Acoustic Panelling
  • Shower screens & mirrors

This is a short list of common applications. Possibilities are almost limitless and too diverse to list.