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Abrasive Jet Machining Companies and Services

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of abrasive jet machining companies and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top abrasive jet machining companies with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find abrasive jet machining companies that can provide abrasive jet machining services to your companies specifications. Then contact the abrasive jet machining companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product news articles. Whether you are looking for abrasive jet flow machining, abrasive jet suppliers, abrasive jet equipment, or customized abrasive jet machining services of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Natrona Heights, PA

    MetPlas is your single source for cutting edge contract manufacturing. This ISO 9001-2008 registered manufacturer offers expertise in lean manufacturing & a wide range of precision machining, waterjet cutting & assembly of metals & plastics. OEM’s have relied on MetPlas for decades to meet their quality, schedule & budget needs. The logical choice for virtually any contract manufacturing project.

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  • Mishawaka, IN

    Since 1988, MET Manufacturing Group, LLC has been a trusted provider of quality waterjet cutting services. Our water jet equipment is great for prototyping, fast and reliable for production, and can quickly change from job to job. Material cutting capabilities include plastic, rubber, copper, aluminum, titanium, and many more. Tolerances for certain applications can be held at +- .001". Contact us today to put our experience to work for your product needs.

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  • Jackson, MI

    As a full-service waterjet machining center, RTD Manufacturing uses waterjet cutting in the manufacture of our products. Besides waterjet cutting, we also use EDM wire cutting; detail and manual machining; CNC machining plus production drill and tap. We have prototype manufacturing to offer as well.

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  • Green Island, NY

    Arcadia operates one of the largest waterjet job shops in the eastern U.S., manufacturing custom-cut parts and shapes for a variety of industries. We provide waterjet cutting services using large capacities and 5-axis water jet machining. Allow our experience to improve your manufacturing process.

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  • Seattle, WA

    We provide top of the line water jet cutting here at West Coast Waterjet. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified and our experts have a wide experience of waterjet cutting for a wide variety of industries. Our services are for virtually any material and we will work with you every step of the way. Please give us a call today to learn more information!

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Abrasive Jet Machining Industry Information

Abrasive Jet Machining

Abrasive jet machining uses a water jet cutter capable of slicing into metal or other materials using an extremely high pressure stream of water and abrasive materials. This water jet machining process is essentially the same process as naturally occurring water erosion, but it occurs much more quickly and forcefully. Abrasive jet cutting is often used in fabricating or manufacturing parts for machinery and other accessories.

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Applications of Abrasive Jet Machining

Diverse industries from mining, automotive and food processing to aerospace, model building, and architecture use abrasive water jet machining for operations such as cutting, shaping, carving, and reaming. Because the nature of the water jet stream can be easily modified, water jets can be used to cut a variety of materials, such as rubber, foam, plastics, composites, stone, tile, metals, food, and paper.

Abrasive Jet Machining Design and Customization

Typically fabricated from stainless steel, water jet cutters consist of a water reservoir, an abrasive reservoir, a high-pressure water pump and a nozzle. The nozzle, positioned with automated devices above a worktable, mixes abrasives and water together after the water has passed through the inlet and jewel. The abrasive water is guided through the mixing tube and shot out of the nozzle at speeds of up to 900 miles per hour.

Benefits of Using Abrasive Jet Machining

Water jet cutters are able to cut through virtually any material without forming any of the burrs, warping, or discoloration that often result from sawing or plasma cutting. Water jet cutters can reach precision widths as small as 0.003" or the width of a human hair. Water jet cutting machinery uses very low amounts of water (typically one half to one gallon per project), and both water and abrasive materials are easily recycled within a closed-loop system. This adds not only to water jet cutting's appeal to environmentally sustainable manufacturing, but to cost economy as well. Abrasive water jet machining is considered a green technology, as the waste water and abrasive materials used are not hazardous and are easily recycled.

Although initial equipment costs can be high, water jet cutting can quickly result in significant savings. The absence of burs and warping on materials cut by water jet cuts back significantly on costly secondary machining processes, a feature taken advantage of by both manufacturers and sculpture artists. Material waste is significantly reduced by water jet cutters' close precision; outlines may be far closer to one another, and excess material may easily be cut off and re-shaped without damaging the cut out parts or the remaining material. Unlike other types of material cutting and machining, water jet cutting does not create particle dust in the air, allowing manufacturers to cut down on costly facility air pollution control.



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