Waterjet Cutting

Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Mac-Mold has over 15 years of Waterjet cutting experience, we recently installed a Waterjet work cell by purchasing two new OMAX High Performance Waterjet cutting machines. Waterjet cutting is a process that produces 2-dimensional shapes by cutting sheet material with a high-pressure stream of water, with or without an abrasive. Unlike laser, a Waterjet can cut any material regardless of the surface quality. We stock steel plates from 1/8″ to 2″ thick, 6061 up to 3/4″ thick as well as 1/4″ and 1/2″ Glastherm HT for insulator boards. This allows us to get a jump on projects. We also have the capability to run lights out to meet demanding deadlines.

Waterjet Materials

We can waterjet cut almost any material, hard or soft including:

  • ABS
  • Acetyl
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Carbon fiber
  • Ceramics
  • Copper
  • Fiberglass
  • Foam
  • Gasket material
  • Glass
  • Granite
  • Laminates
  • Marble
  • Nylon
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polystyrene
  • PVC
  • Spring Steel
  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Sterling Silver
  • Teflon
  • Titanium
  • Rubber
  • Wood

Rough or Finish, Part or Art

Waterjet cutting compliments mold base manufacturing with its ability to cut a wide variety of materials and we utilize in combination with CNC machining or cutting finished parts and mold base accessories. Mac-Mold Base has experience in cutting parts for the automotive, aerospace, military, and medical industries. The waterjet is also capable of making signs, letters, shapes, furniture, and hand tools. Contact us today with your next project. We are ready for your next prototype project or production run.

Parts possible with waterjet cutting include 2D shapes with cuts of almost any complexity.

Examples of parts that Mac-Mold has produced include:

  • Aerospace Parts
  • Aluminum Fixtures
  • Armor Plate
  • Titanium Plate
  • Artistic Designs
  • Business Signs
  • Defense Parts
  • Enclosures
  • Front Panels
  • Furniture Parts
  • Gaskets
  • Gears
  • Medical Equipment
  • Metal Brackets
  • Mold Plates
  • Motorcycle Parts
  • Plastic Injection Manifolds
  • Robotic Parts
  • Scientific Applications
  • Sheet Metal Parts
  • Tooling Plates

Waterjet Machines

With two new OMAX waterjets, we are able to take on more opportunities with extremely quick lead times.

The pinnacle in high performance precision abrasive waterjet machining. The OMAX OptiMAX is the culmination of three decades of engineering expertise and experience, resulting in the world’s most accurate waterjet designed for maximum uptime in any manufacturing environment.

All OptiMAX systems feature InteIIiTRAX, the high-precision, traction drive technology designed exclusively for the abrasive waterjet environment, on both X and Y rails. The OptiMAX 60X comes standard with a bulk delivery system and is compatible with the ProgrammableZ, TiltaJET, or VersaJET cutting heads, as well as a fulI host of accessories

OMAX OptiMax 60X

SPECS: Tilt-A-Jet cutting head
Max cutting speed of 350 in/min
X = 128” Y = 60” Z = 12”
Max table capacity 400 lbs/sq ft

OMAX OptiMax 80X

SPECS: Tilt-A-Jet cutting head
Max cutting speed of 350 in/min
X = 170.5” Y = 75” Z = 12”
Max table capacity 400 lbs/sq ft