Listed below are some of a variety of industry and material specific waterjet applications that we know make excellent use of waterjet cutting technology.

Common Waterjet Applications

Glass

  • Ideal for: Kitchen and bathroom splash backs
  • Frameless Shower screens
  • Balustrading
  • Laminated and Bullet-Proof Glass
  • Flooring inlay / table top inlay / wall inlay
  • Flat glass with numerous contours
  • Stained glass (crafts, church mosaics, lamp shades, etc.)

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Stone

  • Ideal for: Custom Border Tiles
  • Floor and Wall Inlays
  • Kitchen and Vanity Bench tops
  • Custom Stepping Stones
  • Motel and Motel Floor and other Architectural Applications

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Exotic Metals

  • Ideal for: All Metals including
  • Stainless Steel
  • Tool Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Titanium
  • nickel
  • Alloys
  • Laminates like Kevlar

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Gaskets

  • Automotive, marine, small engine, motorcycle, aircraft
  • Metal, copper, Teflon, laminated (metal/fiberglass)
  • Rubber, corkboard
  • Stainless and Graphite Laminates

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Foam & Rubber

  • Custom foam packaging
  • Automotive interior/body (door components, instrument panels, etc.)
  • Dense foams (sound insulation, vibration isolation, archery targets, etc.)
  • Natural Rubber, Plastics, Cork, etc.

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Other Water Jet Applications Include:

Aerospace

  • Titanium bodies for military aircraft
  • Engine components (aluminium, titanium, heat-resistant alloys)
  • Aluminium body parts
  • Interior cabin panels

Automotive

  • Interior trim (headliners, carpet, trunk liners, instrument panels, door panels)
  • Fiberglass body components (car model dependent), insulation, firewall, under-hood, etc.
  • Foam
  • Truck bed liners
  • Bumpers

Electronics

  • Circuit boards (populated & unpopulated)
  • Cable stripping (insulation coverings)

Food

  • Meat processing (frozen fish, chicken nuggets or strips, etc.)
  • Vegetable slicing (celery, mushrooms, etc.)
  • Snack/cake products

Fibreglass

  • Home insulation (“pink” R-value insulation)
  • Panel insulation (typically 4′ x 8′ sheets cut to fit specific applications)
  • Boat bodies (trim cuts & hole cuts for mounting/assembly of body)
  • Personal watercraft (PWC) bodies

Munitions Demilitarization

  • Chemical weapons
  • High explosives

Slitting Operations

  • Corrugated boxboard
  • Fibreglass
  • Paper (where product wetting is not crucial)
  • Food
  • Exotic insulation products

Textiles

  • Fabrics – numerous layers at once
  • Sports lettering
  • Slitting operations
  • Diapers, feminine hygiene products, health care products

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