Waterjet cutting Plymouth, Exeter, Devon, Cornwall, South England and Wales.

WATERJET CUTTING FOR DEVON
CORNWALL AND THE SOUTH ENGLAND

water jet cutting

Welcome to Waterjet – the Premier Waterjet cutting subcontractor in Southern England. Our state-of-the-art facilities have the capability of dealing with your most demanding cutting requirements from bespoke one-offs’ to full scale production requirements.

We pride ourselves on servicing Engineering companies locally in the Devon, Cornwall, Bristol and Wales area as well as companies Nationally who recognise & require the benefits of using Waterjet for their precision profiling needs, our consistent Quality and short Lead-times.

With the ability to accurately profile ferrous, non ferrous, nickel alloys and other materials, Waterjet is fast becoming the go-to choice for high precision complex profiling where maintaining the materials inherent structure is critical to the end user requirements. As there is no ‘heat-affected zone’ (HAZ) metals are able to be cut and profiled without harming or changing intrinsic properties, removing the requirement for additional and expensive heat treatment. No heat is used in the waterjet cutting process so the risk of ‘back splatter’ is minimal, therefore providing our customers a higher quality finished part.

We work with many different market sectors including aerospace, automotive, marine, oil and gas, power generation and precision engineering. Architectural companies are increasingly understanding the benefits of using Waterjet profiling over conventional machining processes. High precision, high quality parts that have no HAZ require less post profiling processing therefore reducing our customers lead-time and spend per component.

Waterjet cutting technology is also more environmentally friendly than conventional machining as it uses no noxious gases or liquids and the waterjets do not create hazardous vapours.

Since 2007 Waterjet have based our entire operation on providing exceptional quality, short lead-times and we pride ourselves on outstanding customer service. Several of our customers treat Waterjet as extensions of their core business, letting us take care of ordering, purchasing, storage & material handling on their behalf allowing them to become more LEAN in there manufacturing processes.

THE ADVANTAGES OF
WATERJET CUTTING

Waterjet cutters has some key advantages of laser cutting and it is important to know these so you can be sure you are choosing the correct cutting method for the type and thickness of material.

CAN CUT A WIDE RANGE OF MATERIALS

Waterjets can cut a wide variety of materials including, metal, wood, stone, glass, composites, ceramic and acrylics.

NO HEAT AFFECTED ZONE (HAZ)

Waterjet cutting does not create heat during the cutting process, so there is no heat-affected zone or thermal distortion which occur with laser cutting.

WATERJET CUTTING IS MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Abrasive waterjets typically use garnet as the abrasive material. Garnet crystal’s are a natural mineral with physical properties that make it a superior abrasive ideal for industrial applications. The garnet abrasive is inert and is non-toxic and due to the fact very little metal is removed in the cutting process, waste contamination is minimal.

WATERJETS ARE SAFE

Waterjets are extremely safe. Even though waterjets do use a very high pressure stream of water, there are no rotating parts as the waterjet stream passes through a stationary nozzle. Unlike laser cutting, there are no noxious fumes, such as vaporised metal and no risk of fires.

ABILITY TO CUT UNEVEN SURFACES

Laser cutting requires the material surface to be uniform, when cutting uneven surfaces the laser can lose its focus and cutting power. Waterjet cutting is capable of cutting uneven surfaces such as wood without these issues.

BETTER TOLERANCE ON THICKER MATERIALS

Waterjet cutting offers significantly better tolerances on thicker materials and is capable of cutting up to 200mm thicknesses.

SUPERIOR EDGE FINISH

Due to waterjet cutting being a cold cutting erosion process, the finished edges require little or no finishing.

Why Use Waterjet

We Provide Profile Cutting for Virtually Any Material

Decades of Waterjet Cutting Experience

Our staff have decades of combined waterjet cutting experience, so you can be sure that your cut parts are finished to the highest standards, every time without fail.

Supporting Customers Wherever You Are

We work with customers throughout the United Kingdom, who need quality waterjet cut parts and we ensure a hassle free product process right through to final delivery.

Bystronic Waterjet Cutting Machinery

We only use the best machinery from Bystronic to ensure quality and consistency, whatever the material.

Waterjet Quality Management

To ensure we offer all our customers the highest quality waterjet cutting service, we continually monitor our procedures to ensure we meet our IS09001 certification.