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Water Jet Cutting, Machining and Fabrication

Made to Your Drawings

We have had thousands of satisfied customers since 2002 in the following areas:

  • Robotic Combat
  • Military
  • Industrial
  • Special Effects

No part or quantity is too small. Components are made from 6-4 titanium, S7, 4130, 4140, fortal aluminum, etc., with a quick turnaround.

All jobs will be time and material, and no quotes will be provided.

Why are there no quotes?

  • Quotes take time, and this cost is added to the job.
  • Typically, quotes are higher than the actual cost to protect against unknowns of performing the job.
  • We are very experienced in what we do, and confident your job will be done in the quickest possible way without sacrificing quality.
  • Our labor rates are low, $90/hr, except for water jet cutting.
  • We are well-known in the industry. Our large existing customer base already knows the great value we offer in making their custom components.


High Precision Water Jet Cutting

Quality water jet cutting since 2008. There are many water jets in the Midwest, but ours is one of the few that has both ultra-high pressure (87,000 psi) and a dynamic head. This means your parts will have better, high-precision edges and be cut faster at less cost.

For water jetting, e-mail us at: [email protected]

Need Parts Made?

  • Fast
  • Accurate
  • Economical
  • Any Quantity
  • Any Material and Hardness (Except Diamond or Tempered Glass)
  • Up to 6" Thick
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Why Should Your Parts Be Cut by a Water Jet Over a Laser?

Laser cutting is a very productive process and certainly has its place, usually on thinner material. However, water jets do have several advantages over lasers:

  • No thickness limitations up to 6".
  • No issues with reflective materials such as brass, copper, and aluminum.
  • No heat input, so there is no heat-affected zone (HAZ). Hardened materials can be cut with no change in temperature.
  • Water jets can cut materials that are heat sensitive, such as plastics, rubber, or composites, and even materials such as glass, stone, and very hard ceramics.

Over milling?

If you are through-cutting the perimeter and holes rather than blind holes or pockets, the abrasive water jet is typically much faster, easier to program, and cheaper than milling. This is due to cutting a part with one pass and not having to reduce all the metal to chip form. In addition, there is minimal setup and fixturing time.

Over plasma or oxy-fuel?

Plasma is a hot process. It adds a great deal of heat to the product, leaving a heat-affected zone. The surface finish of the abrasive water jet part is generally better. It leaves almost no dross on the backside of the part, reducing secondary operations. Abrasive water jet parts can also be much more closely nested.

Design Tips for Water Jet Cutting

  • Tolerances: +/-0.005" on most parts. By running slower feed rates, certain parts of the tolerance can be +/-0.002".
  • Minimum hole size of 0.090" diameter.
  • Square inside corner geometry will cut to a 0.020" radius.
  • If you are going to have interlocking parts, you will need to blip the corners so they fit together.
  • Larger inside or outside radius corners will cut slightly faster (less cost).
  • Maximum material thickness is 6".
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Sending Part Drawings [email protected]

Best Method: E-mail a 2D DXF file and PDF with overall dimensions. Also, include the quantity and material in the e-mail.

  • DXF file tips:
  • Only include the part geometry that will be water jet cut (perimeter and through holes/cut-outs). No dimensions, notes, etc. needed.
  • Add a 1" x 1" square with an "X" in it near the part geometry. This is used to check scaling.
  • Double-check for broken or overlapping geometry.

NOTE: If your part will require additional machining or forming other than just water jet cutting, include a PDF file of the dimensioned part drawing.

PDF file tips:

  • Generate a PDF file of your part drawing from your CAD software.
  • Standard 3 view shop drawing, which can be printed out on our end.
  • The drawing would have all the needed dimensions (in inches), tolerances, and notes to make the part from.

Acceptable: E-mail, Fax, or send Drawings/Sketches. An actual part could be shipped to us.

NOTE: These methods may incur additional engineering charges to generate the DXF geometry.

Machined Ordered Parts

Step 1
E-mail us the following at: [email protected]

  • Complete shop drawings of your parts
  • Drawings should be ready to make a part from
  • No missing dimensions, notes or Tolerances
  • 2D multi view drawings preferred
  • Formats: PDF, DXF-2D, Inventor
  • We need to print a hard copy shop drawing on our end with all the information on it, in the least amount of time. Any CAD/engineering time spent by us getting the drawing to a usable form may be charged to the project at $90.00/hr.
  • Missing information or changes after the first set of drawings is received will account for more time on our part, which may increase the cost.
  • List the exact quantities of each part to make. This is very important, you don't want to pay for 10 when you only wanted one.
  • List the material for each part and whether we are supplying or you are supplying.
  • List your complete name and ship to address along with your phone number.
  • Tell us how you want it shipped, regular ground, 2 day, or next day. We ship UPS only.
  • Let us know what day you need it shipped by. Jobs can take anywhere from 2 days to 3 weeks, depending on complexity and material availability. Heat treating a part will add a week to 10 days.

Step 2
We will e-mail you back and let you know

  • If we need more information.
  • If we can make your ship date, if not we will offer a new ship date.

Step 3
E-mail us

  • Let us know to start with the project

Step 4
We will e-mail back confirming we are starting the project.

Step 5
When the project is finished

  • We will e-mail you the total cost which includes: Labor @ $90/hr, Materials (if we supplied), Shipping, and PayPal fees 2.9%
  • We may e-mail a picture of the project

Step 6

Note: When paying by check or MO, the total cost will be 2.9% less, but may delay shipping.

Step 7

  • We will ship out within 1 business day of receiving full payment