- What are the benefits of water cutting?
- How can I get an estimate?
- What materials can be water cut?
- Who uses water cutting?
- How much does water cutting cost?
- How do I get something water cut?
- In what format should I send my designs to the Water Cutting Company?
- What other things would be useful when sending the Water Cutting Company my designs?
Water cutting benefits include:
- Cuts small and intricate designs or large and bulky objects
- Reduces time and money through quick precision cutting
- Eliminates the need for secondary processes by producing a quality finish with no heavy burring
- Does not distort materials and has no heat affected zone
- Places no pressure on the part being cut
- Can quickly produce one-off prototypes or large production runs
- Allows some materials to be stacked, cutting multiple pars with a single pass
- Reduces material waste by tight part nesting
- Cuts most materials
All materials can be cut up to 200mm thick (even thicker in some cases). You can provide your material or we can source it for you. The most common material we cut are:
- Other materials A-Z
Water cutting is a process that can be used by anyone to achieve a quick and accurate cut for a variety of purposes, ranging from:
- Home DIY’ers
- Engineering companies
- Jewellery manufacturers
- Furniture makers
The cost of water cutting is determined by time and is affected by:
- Medium (type of material)
- Thickness and/or density of material
- Intricacy (level of detail)
- Tolerance (degree of accuracy)
- Quality of cut (grade 1 – 5)
- 1 = Sever
- 5 = Precision
Send us an email or phone us to discuss your requirements, or Fax, post or email us a scaled drawing of your design or profile.
- DXF – Drawing Xchange Format (export to 6 decimal place accuracy)
- DWG – Autocad LT2000
- CDR – CorelDraw
- IGES - Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, (used by many CAD programs)
- JPG's - These may require further drafting for use by the Water Cutting Company Limited's software
- Bitmap's - These may require further drafting for use by the Water Cutting Company Limited's software
If providing an electronic copy of your drawing follow the tips below:
- Cutting parameters must be on one layer
- Profiles are of line type – continuous
- Curves are made up of arcs (not short lines/splines)
- Ensure all lines and arcs intersect properly (you can check this by converting the profile into a polyline to see if all items join)
- Eliminate all blocks, text styles, borders, logos etc.