Hoosier Waterjet

a division of High Performance Alloys, Inc.

Hydrojet machining process

Hydrojet machining process is similar to waterjet cutting. While a cnc hydro machine is another name for waterjet machine, they are essentially the same. The difference is the name. The process can also be called hydrocut machine or hydrocut machining. The active term being "hydro cutting", hydrocutting or hydro-cutting. When garnet is added to the high pressure stream of water, it is an abrasive hydrojet cutting service.

Lesser known terms are hydrojet cutting services and cnc hydrojet cutting.

Abrasive hydrojet cutting services

The hydro cutting system use a stream of 60ksi water and abrasive(when needed) to cut almost any material - metal, stone, or composite - at up to 400% the speed of conventional flat stock waterjet cutting machines. Active Tolerance Control provided by Dynamic cutting head ensures unbeatable accuracy, speed and flexibility. Leveraging this dynamic technology, we can cut almost any material into any shape, leaving a smooth, near-perfect finish that meets aerospace standards.

Hydro cutting

Hoosier WaterJet offers high quality custom hydro cutting in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. Our Dynamic Waterjet® from Flow provides an alternative to traditional cutting techniques, particularly when materials are sensitive to high temperatures generated by these methods.

Abrasive hydro cutting capability:

Cut almost any material

From metals like steel, aluminum and tungsten carbide; to glass, stone, tile and even plastics, rubber and vinyls.

Wide range of thicknesses cut

From as thin as 0.018 inch to 4 inches, and even thicker material cuts are possible.

Cutting table is 6.5 feet x 13 feet

Pieces can be cut from sheets or plates as large as the table. Larger format allows for nesting of parts to achieve the best yields possible.

Cutting tolerances

Close tolerances, of plus or minus 5 thousandths of an inch (+/- 0.005"), are possible over the entire length of the part.

Customizable cutting

We allow input during the quoting phase to ensure that the part is not over specified. By allowing the customer to select multiple tolerances, or edge finishes on the part in various areas.

First Article Parts

By using our First Article cutting option, you can make sure that the part meets all the requirements before production cutting begins.