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Water Jet Cutting Quotes

  • Ideal for Intricate Designs
  • High Cutting Accuracy & Tight Tolerances
  • Low Set Up Costs for Production
Quotes for 25+ Manufacturing Processes.
Water Jet Cutting Services
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Water Jet Cutting Quotes

Using the latest in water jet cutting technology, Fathom can deliver high-quality parts to its customers. Whether time-sensitive, highly complex, high-precision, or short production run related, Fathom will meet the requirements of your project.

Materials Considered for Water Jet Quotes / /

Water jet cutting is a versatile manufacturing process that works with a variety of different materials. Even silicone, leather, elastomers, food, paper, plastics, textiles and more can be used in water jet manufacturing. Materials available for water jet cutting include:

  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Titanium
  • Inconel
  • Brass
  • Tool steel
  • Composites

Water Jet Cutting Specifications and Tolerances Considered when Quoting / /

Water jet cutting is perfect for manufacturing larger or multiple part projects. Water jet cutting uses rapid water level control for submerged cutting and a work envelope offering X-Y cutting travel from 13′ 4″ up to 26′ 8″ x 6′ 8″ (4,064 – 8,128 mm x 2,032 mm). Water jet technology makes higher cutting accuracies and tighter tolerances possible.

Material Thickness Tolerance Kerf Part Volume Set Up Cost Lead Time ** Notes
OMAX WATERJET Up to 6″ 0.005″- 0.015″ .020″/.040″ 1 to 5,000 Low 6-8 days Metal, glass, plastic, stone, rubber, kevlar, carbon fiber, ceramics, etc. Taper up to 59 °
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

Water Jet Cutting Quote Times / /

Use Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform and receive a water jet cutting quote in as little as 1 hour, usually within 24 hours. Do you need a water jet cutting quote? Want to learn about another manufacturing service? Fathom’s water jet cutting lead times are as follows:

  • Parts as fast as 5 days

Metal Fabrication Machines Used by Fathom / /

Fathom’s manufacturing facilities utilize 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.

Take advantage of Fathom’s hybridized services that leverage waterjet cutting. Ready to incorporate water jet cutting into a more complex job? Fathom can help. A recent case study is listed below where Fathom delivered 20,000 parts in 27 days using 55+ tools, including metal prototype fabrication services:

Case Study //

Real Customers. Real Results.

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.

20,000 Parts // Within 27 Days
55+ Tools to Injection Mold 15,000 Parts First Article in 2 Weeks

55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts

First Article in 2 Weeks

3,000+ 3D Printed Parts

3,000+ 3D
Printed Parts

2,000+ Metal Fabricated Parts

2,000+ Metal
Fabricated Parts

Hybridized Services Used //

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’s Locations for Water Jet Cutting / /

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.

Locations include:

7770 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015

1920 Slaterville Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Water Jet FAQs / /

Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?

A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: What are water jet cutting services?

A: Water jet cutting services utilize water jet cutting technology to manufacture parts.

Q: How does water jet cutting differ from laser cutting?

A: Water jet cutting uses a high-pressure water jet to cut material whereas a laser cutting machine may use a gas, liquid, or solid laser beam to cut.

Q: How does water cut metal?

A: Water jet cutting machines use a high-pressure water jet to cut through metal. An abrasive mix of water combined with abrasive media may be used for heavy gauge applications.

Q: Can water jet cut steel?

A: Yes, water jet machines can cut steel.

How to Get a Water Jet Quote / /

Do you need a water jet cutting quote for a future project? Use Fathom’s SmartQuote application for fast quotes on any file.

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1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282

46758 Lakeview Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

1920 Slaterville Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513

1513 Sam Bass Rd.
Round Rock, TX 78660

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