OMAX Waterjet

With 55,000 p.s.i. and the capacity to hold a 5′ x 10′ sheet with a cutting size of 55″ x 100″, we have expanded the ability to handle larger jobs with equal or greater quality.


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The benefits of waterjet cutting:

  •    Virtually any material can be cut (metals, plastic, glass, wood, and more)
  •    No heat affected zone
  •    Will not temper or introduce stresses into metals
  •    CNC controlled
  •    Thicknesses of 4″ and greater

Abrasive waterjets are used to profitably machine virtually any material.   Designed to complement or replace existing processes such as milling.  With speeds of 200 inches per minute standard (5080 mm/min) (speed can be increased if desired) this adds another element to our quality on-time projects.

The basic technology is both simple and complex. When water is pressurized up to 60,000 pounds (or more) per square inch (psi) and forced through a tiny opening, it can cut a variety of soft materials including food, paper and baby diapers, rubber and foam. When small amounts of abrasive particles, such as garnet, are mixed into the jet stream, the resulting “abrasive waterjet” can cut virtually any hard material such as metal, composites, stone and glass.


Why Is The Waterjet Better?

The abrasive waterjet machining center uses your existing DXF files (or other CAD drawings). No costly dies, fixtures, or elaborate CNC programming required.

Low startup costs allow for inexpensive, highly accurate production for quantities as small as one item.

Working from your drawings eliminates the need to wait for dies or fixtures.

Cuts are accurate within ±0.005.

Waterjet cuts are very smooth, similar to a fine sandblasted finish. Flexible materials cut with less taper than cuts made through die cutting.

Because there is no heat build up aterials like glass, rubber, and plastic will not melt during the cutting process. This relieves structure changes.

Jet machining is capable of cutting just about anything.

Reduction of scraps because of the Part Nesting feature.

Water is used instead of other gases, liquids and oils in the process of machining products.


What Exactly Will The Waterjet Cut?

Our Waterjet machining center is capable of both waterjet and abrasivejet cutting.  And when water moves at 1,700 MPH it can cut through just about anything, including:

WATERJET (for cutting softer materials):

  • Cardboardomax parts
  • Carpet
  • Cork
  • Foam
  • Paper
  • Plastic Films
  • Soft Gasket Material
  • Soft or Thin Wood
  • Soft Polyurethane
  • Soft Rubber
  • Thin Foils
  • Thin Wax
  • And More…


ABRASIVEJET (for cutting harder materials):

  • Hardened Tool Steel
  • Marble100_2349
  • Mild Steel
  • Nylon
  • Plastic
  • Plexiglas
  • Polyurethane
  • Polycarbonate
  • Stainless Steel 304 and 316
  • Stone
  • Titanium
  • Garolite/G10/FR4
  • Glass Reinforced Composites
  • Glass Reinforced Polyurethane
  • Granite
  • Graphite
  • Hard or Thick Wood
  • Hard Rubber
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Ceramic
  • Composites
  • Copper
  • And More…

How Does This Work?

Jet machining includes waterjet cutting and abrasivejet cutting. Both waterjet and abrasivejet cutting use water pressurized up to 60,000 PSI. The water is forced through a small ruby orifice at more than two times the speed of sound and is directed at the work piece.

Abrasivejet cutting adds an abrasive to the water for cutting hard or thick materials, while waterjet cutting handles soft or thin materials without an abrasive.

For more information please do not hesitate to Contact Us here at C & C Tool.