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.
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:
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
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:
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:
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
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: Water jet cutting services utilize water jet cutting technology to manufacture parts.
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.
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.
A: Yes, water jet machines can cut steel.