Parts made by waterjets

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The answer to the question “What kind of parts can a waterjet make?” isn’t short or simple. Lots and lots of different types of parts made from lots and lots of different types of materials. In this section, we’ve collected photographs of different parts that have been made on waterjets. Most of them practical and some of them a little bit silly (while it’s fun to cut up an Xbox case, it’s not something there’s much of a market for).

quarter-inch thick Plexiglass cut by waterjet stainless steel baffle cut by waterjet Seven inch thick aluminum wheel cut by waterjet steering spindle cut from steel by waterjet Race car roof flap brace cut from aluminum by waterjet Race car cross member brace cut from half-inch steel by waterjet Picture of interlock piece cut via abrasive waterjet in 0.4 Inlaid marble venetian style conference table Marble inlay inspired by Alexander the Great's horse, Bucephalus, cut on a waterjet Terrazo image of David Allen with form cut on waterjet thick steel gear cut on waterjet polycarbonate race car splitter cut on waterjet Brake pedal brace cut from 0.060 picture of waterjet machined gears in 1/2Half Life 2 Xbox made into an X Xbox 360 with waterjet cut out Xbox 360 Logos 3 inch waterjet part waffle iron parts made from magnesium Palm tree created by Carmin Industries waterjet gears Waterjets make great and weird gears Quartz glass dragon Glass spring! Tiny waterjet part marble roses made with a waterjet SeaCatch(tm) Safe release for cables under tension. Concrete cut with an abrasive jet. Various thick parts machined with an abrasive jet Brass spring machined with an abrasivejet Rack and gear machined with an abrasivejet Friction plate demonstrating etching with an abrasivejet Weird gear thing machined with an abrasive-jet. Cheese cutter demonstrating the thin-wall machining abilities of an abrasive-jet. Honeycomb machined with an abrasive waterjet Fine tooth gear and rack machined with an abrasive waterjet. Tiny puzzle cut with a waterjet 3 Dimensional part made from flat material machined with an abrasivejet Finished wood cut-outs waterjet slugs after cutting Dragons cut from Black Granite, Bullet-proof glass, and Marble.

 

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Part pictures

This section contains lots of pictures of parts made on waterjets, along with pictures of various waterjets. The parts shown are mostly ones created for specific projects range from very small parts to larger ones.

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Fun parts

A collection of neat projects done with waterjets, including wooden electric guitars, waffle irons, and aluminum palm trees. While these may not be typical waterjet projects, they also help provide a sense of how many different types of projects waterjets can do.

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Materials

What materials can a waterjet cut? Oh, just about everything, from granite to glass to metal to composites to laminates. And with a wide range of thicknesses. This section talks about some of the materials that can be challenging to cut with a waterjet, such as brittle materials , and ways to work with them....

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