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Precision Water Jet Cutting

Water Jet Cutting
Water Jet Cutting

With benefits including close tolerances and no thermal distortion, Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) precision waterjet cutting service is available for manufacturing your product. Using waterjet cutting, we can meet tolerances as tight as ± 0.005", cutting pieces measuring up to 72" x 144". We can achieve edge quality up to the maximum of 5, and can cut with kerf between 0.030" and 0.045". Additional benefits of waterjet cutting include very low part stress and the reduction or elimination of secondary operations needed to finish a part.

We can waterjet cut a wide range of materials: metals like aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel, or other bases like glass, stone, and plastic. We specialize in contract production for prototype through mid-volume production quantities, and have rush services available when required. For applications ranging from countertops to flanges to signage to gussets and beyond, contact Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association with your waterjet cutting needs.



 

 

 

 Precision Water Jet Cut 6061 Aluminum Frame for the Medical Industry

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Water Jet Cutting Specifications:

General Capabilities
Contract
Prototype
 
Cutting Length 
Max
72 in
1828.8 mm
 
Cutting Width 
Max
144 in
3657.6 mm
 
Kerf
Kerf is the width of the cut or groove 

Min
.030 in
Max
.045 in
 
Tolerance (+/-) 
±.005 in
 
Edge Quality

Edge quality is defined with a scoring system
with the numbers 1 through 5. "5" is an excellent
appearance with no striations and is the most accurate.
"1" is a poor appearance, high in striations and is rarely used. 
 

Min
1
Max
5
 
Cutting Method 
Water and Abrasive Material
Water Only
 
Cutting Axis
2-Axis
 
Characteristics
Minimum Part Stress
No Thermal Distortion or Hardening
Reduced Material Cost Through Nesting
Reduction or Elimination of Secondary Operations
Smooth Finished Edges 
 
Intended Cutting Material (Metal) 
Aluminum
Brass
Bronze
Carbon Steel
Copper
Hastelloy
Inconel
Molybdenum
Monel
Nickel Alloys
Stainless Steel
Steel
Titanium
 
Intended Cutting Material (Non-Metal) 
Glass
Granite
Marble
Plastic
Phenolic
Plexiglass
Rubber
Stone
Tile
 
Production Volume 
Prototype
Low Volume
Mid Volume
 
Lead Times Available 
Quoted on job by job basis
Rush Services Available
 
Industry Focus
Aerospace
Architectural/Building
Automotive
Energy
Food
Marine
Medical
Military/Government
 
Intended Applications
Architectural Ornaments
Countertops
Flanges
Gussets
Metal Art
Signage
 
Industry Standards
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
ISO 9001 (Compliant)  
 
File Formats
TurboCAD Software Utilized
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
BMP
Bit Mapped Graphics
DXF
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
JPG or JEPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
PDF
Portable Document Format
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format
TurboCAD (TCW,TCX)
Unigraphics (PRT)  
 

 
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