Toll waterjet cutting plastic

Hoosier Waterjet


a division of High Performance Alloys, Inc.

Plastic waterjet Cutting

There are a number of soft materials that can be cut with water only, a non-abrasive cutting method. Our Dynamic WaterJet is ideal for projects that involve a thin, soft, and/or porous material. For example, when cutting porous materials, an abrasive may often become trapped in and on the material, leaving a dirty appearance. Our Dynamic WaterJet produces parts that are completed with a much cleaner finish.

Waterjet cut plastics

Water only cutting is recommended with the following plastic and soft materials:

Plastics

Acrylic

Rubber

Teflon®

Silicone

Foam

Composites

Nylon

Felt

Cork

Neoprene

Insulation

There is virtually no heat transfer during waterjet cutting, ensuring little heat distortion.


The following is a list of applications where water jet cutting is recommended for plastic:

Increased detail

Ability to process soft materials

Fast processing

No heat cutting

Low cutting power

Short run lots of sheet metal parts

One piece to many pieces, we will be glad to cut your material as fast as 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.

Cut almost any material, alloy or tool steel

From metals like steel, aluminum, stainless and even tungsten carbide.

Wide range of thicknesses cut

From as thin as 0.018 inch to 4 inches! Thicker material cuts are possible, but take a really long time to cut through.

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.