Fathom delivers high-quality parts to its customers using the latest in micro water jet cutting machinery. Use Fathom for your time-sensitive, highly complex, high-precision, or short production run related projects. Fathom will meet your deadlines and requirements.
Micro water jet cutting can be used with a wide range of materials. Plastics, glass, ceramic, rubber, silicone and laminated materials can all be used in the micro water jet cutting process. Materials available for use in micro water jet cutting include:
Micro water jet cutting is ideal for intricate designs that require high cutting accuracy and tight tolerances. Materials with a thickness of 0.0005” to 0.5” can be manufactured using micro water jet cutting. Tolerances between 0.0005” to 0.005” are achievable.
|Material Thickness||Tolerance||Kerf||Part Volume||Set Up Cost||Lead Time **||Notes|
|MICROCUT™||.0005″ – 0.5″||0.0005″ – 0.005″||0.009″, 0.011″, 0.0196″||1 to 5,000||Low||6-8 days||Metal, glass, plastic, stone, rubber, Kevlar, laminates, carbon fiber, ceramics, etc.|
*Inner radius should be 75% of material thickness. Outer Radius should be material thickness plus Inside bend radius.
**Dependent on geometry, volume and material: 24hr Expedite options available
Take advantage of Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform and receive a quote within 1 hour, usually within 24 hours. Do you need a micro water jet cutting quote, or would you like to learn about another manufacturing service? Fathom’s micro water jet cutting lead times are as follows:
Fathom’s manufacturing network is powered by over 530 machines, including mills, lathes, presses, press brakes, turret punches and additive systems. Fathom’s has equipment dedicated to metal prototype fabrication, including lasers, waterjet machines, finishing tools, autodeburring, 4 slide machines, multi-slide machines, press brakes, 300-ton presses, 22-ton presses, wire EDM machines, seely slide forming tools and 35-ton blanking presses.
Fathom’s services include not just micro water jet cutting but hybridized services that leverage micro water jet fabrication. Would you like to include micro water jet cutting as part of a complex project? Fathom can deliver. A recent case study is listed below where Fathom delivered 20,000 parts in 27 days using 55+ tools, including metal prototype fabrication services:
A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.
55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts
First Article in 2 Weeks
3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.
DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.
CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.
Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.
24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.
Injection + Compression Molding.
Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.
Advanced Project Management.
Fathom has 2 US-based locations that offer water jet cutting, offering nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Fathom’s advanced prototyping and manufacturing services include water jet cutting, CNC machining, chemical etching, metal 3D printing, and more. We have provided over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and are ready to provide you with a quote today.
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A: Micro water jet cutting services are manufacturing services use micro water jet cutting technologies.
A: Micro water jet fabrication utilizes water jet cutting techniques. Unlike water jet cutting, micro water jet cutting can machine flat parts in thicknesses ranging from 0.001″ to 0.125″.
A: Water jet cutting technology uses a high-pressure pump to force water through a nozzle which creates cuts in metal.
A: Yes, water can cut steel.
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