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Waterjet Cutting Services – Working with PROTOTEK
Deep capabilities in sheet metal and machining – design, waterjet cutting, manufacturing, finishing, and even complex assemblies.
What do we do?
- Sheet Metal Parts & Assemblies in as Fast as 1-3 Days
- CNC Milled and Turned Parts in as Fast as 1-3 Days
- Complex Parts
- Same Day or Emergency Jobs – Call us Now!
About our fast, flexible personalized service:
- ISO-9001:2015 Certified, ITAR Registered
- Quotes within 24 Hours – Call us if you need it faster!
- Estimates with or without CAD Models
- We Want Complex Jobs – We Quote Parts Others Reject
Because every job is unique, and many require special considerations for materials, finishing, custom work, and/or urgent delivery – our waterjet cutting services quotes are turned around by seasoned estimators who confirm all aspects of your job. No automated quoting that works on cookie-cutter algorithms here to limit your project or your imagination. We figure out the best way to run your job first – and that’s why we deliver so many jobs that other shops turn away.
Our waterjet cutting capabilities start below but they don’t stop there. Want to talk to someone about a job, upload a file for quote or call us now.
NO CAD MODEL, NO PROBLEM
QUOTES WITHIN 24HRS
PARTS & ASSEMBLIES – ONE STOP SHOP
NO ORDER TOO SMALL
EXPEDITED PARTS IN 1-3 DAYS
- Manufacturing Design Assistance
- Laser Cutting - Punching
- Material Graining
- Drilling - Countersinking - Tapping
- Forming - Bending
- Hardware Insertion
- Mechanical Assembly
- TIG, MIG, Spot Welding & Weld Grinding
- Welded Assemblies & Frames
- Up to 5-Axis Milling
- Horizontal & Vertical Milling
- 9-Axis Mill-Turn
- CNC Routing
- Surface Grinding
- Lapping & Polishing
- Welding / Post-Weld Machining
- Heli-Coils / Hardware Inserts
Cutting & Engraving
- Wire EDM Cutting
- Waterjet Cutting
- CO2 Laser
- Quality Engineering Assistance
- CMM Inspection Services
- First Article and AQL Inspections
- Compliance and Document Control
Plastic & Composite Fabrication
- Plastic Thermoforming - Bending
- Cryogenic Deflashing & Deburring
- Plastic Welding
- Thermal, Adhesive, & Mechanical Bonding
- Vapor Polishing
- Radiological Film-Cutting Services
- Manufacturing Design Assistance
- Tooling and Fixture Fabrication
- Electro-Mechanical Services
- Welded, Mechanical, & Small Parts Assembly
- Wire Harnessing
- Laser Cutting – Polymers & Metals
- Insert Installation
- Powder Coating
- Chemical Agent Resistant Coating
- Silk Screening
- Laser Engraving
- Chem Film
- Black Oxide
- Bead Blasting
What You Need to Know About Waterjet Cutting
Waterjet cutting is a material-removing process that involves cutting materials without thermal stress. It is a common option to conventional cutting techniques that uses high-speed, high pressure water energy to form cuts in a billet.
There are two primary forms of water jet cutting, which are:
Pure Water Jet Cutting: This is the use of pure water (without any added agents) to cut materials.
Abrasives Water Jet Cutting: This involves mixing a hard powdery substance into the water (or other abrasives agents like corundum or garnet/fine sand) before the cutting process. It is used for complex substances like metal, steel, aluminum and other materials.
The Benefits of Using Waterjet Cutting
Waterjet cutting is one of the more efficient and widely used cutting processes due to its versatility and ease of operation. It is applied in many industries, including mining industries, in the aerospace sector for cutting and shaping, transportation, agriculture, the oil & gas sector, etc.
Other benefits include:
No Heat Production: With waterjet cutting, there is no production of heat, as it is a non-contact form of cutting. As a result, there is no heat load on the material (heat can create possible hazards in the workshop). Waterjet cutting also does not create deformities in the material due to the lack of heat involved in the process.
Recyclability and Environmentally Friendly: Since waterjet cutting primarily uses water to make cuts, the cutting process is in effect, a recyclable process. The water solution can be reused and doesn’t pollute the environment during the process, which makes it an environmentally friendly process.
Quality Edge Cutting: Many designers go for waterjet cutting because it produces smooth, uniform and precise edges. With water jet cutting, there is no need for secondary edge finishing, which can help save time and extra costs. The narrow nozzle in waterjet cutting makes it possible to get perfect, accurate and efficient edge cutting and internal precision for the material.
Flexible and Precise Cutting: Waterjet cutting can be used on many different materials. It also allows for cutting material of various thickness without having to switch between different cutting tools to achieve maximum results.
Our Water Jet Machine Specifications
|Machine Type||Machining Method||XYZ Machining Limits||Precision / Repeatability (in.)||Axis||Brand / Description||Machine Type||Machining Method||XYZ Machining Limits||Precision / Repeatability (in.)||Axis||Brand / Description|
|Water Jet||Water Jet||52" X 26"||Linear Straightness Accuracy: ±0.0021" Repeatability: 0.0014"||3-axis||Flow|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a broker or a manufacturer?
We are a full service sheet metal and machining manufacturer with four U.S. production facilities across the nation allowing us to deliver your high-quality parts FAST.
Does PROTOTEK manufacture in higher-volume quantities?
We focus on prototypes to low-volume production and can do larger runs. All our parts, from one – to 100 – to 1,000+ are always delivered with production-quality finish.
What are your payment terms?
PROTOTEK offers Net 30 payment terms for established customers with good credit.
What file formats are required or suggested for requesting a quote?
We accept .STP, .DWG, .IGS, .PDF, Parasolid files, and more.
What if I need help with my part design?
Our estimators are on hand to discuss your specific job needs. Our expert team can help you move your project smoothly through the design process and on to delivery.
If I do not have a CAD model, can you quote/fabricate my parts?
Yes, we can work directly from your drawings. Additional engineering charge (NRC) may apply depending on complexity.
How do I submit my NDA and other document requests?
Submit your NDA, Approved Vendor and other document requests to your sales rep or estimator.
How long is a quote valid?
Our quotes stand firm for 7 days from the date of issue.
How fast can I get my order?
Lead time for standard orders is 10 business days. Expediting options are available, including emergency service – down to as fast as 1-2 business days, depending on complexity of work and materials.