Waterjets are machine tools that use pressurized water to cut through metal and other materials. They take standard tap water, mixed with garnet abrasive, to produce a then stream of water pressurized to 60,000 PSI. This high-powered water can cut through almost anything! Waterjets are most often utilized to cut metals, aluminum being a favorite, glass and stone.

For businesses that cut materials or manufacture goods, waterjets can improve the production line.¬†Compared to other methods of metal fabrication, waterjets are safer and more efficient. Because they utilize only water to cut materials there is no heat-affected zone (HAZ), unlike with lasers and EDM machines. They’re also able to cut thicker materials with more tolerance.

Waterjets typically cost $50,000 to $150,000. This includes the entire system: the high-pressure water pump, waste water tank, abrasive feed system. If you’re interested in acquiring a waterjet for your business¬†American Capital Group¬†can help you finance it! Get started by filling out our Free Quote.