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We don’t have minimums, we deliver the best parts for your money, and meet your deadlines!

Every job is unique, and many require special considerations for materials, finishing, custom work, or urgent delivery – your commercial quote will be turned around by seasoned estimators who confirm all aspects of your job.

Amazing companies choose PROTOTEK for high-quality parts done fast!

Licenses, certifications
and real waterjet cutting service

Expertise and quality are paramount. With more than three decades of experience in commercial waterjet cutting, we’ve achieved a rich set of certifications and provide high-touch attention and service to every quote – and every job.

We engage with our customers to help them design better and more cost-effective parts. We want to be your one-stop shop for commercial sheet metal fabrication. Most of our business is from returning customers, and to achieve that, we strive to hit our customer’s deadlines across all project types.

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AS9100 D Certified

Waterjet Cutting Services – Working with PROTOTEK

Deep capabilities in commercial sheet metal and machining – design, waterjet cutting, manufacturing, finishing, and even challenging assemblies.

What do we do?

  • Sheet Metal Parts & Assemblies in 1-3 Days
  • CNC Milled and Turned Parts in 1-3 Days
  • Additive Manufactured Parts in 1 – 3 Days
  • Expedited Jobs

About our fast, flexible, personalized service:

  • ISO-9001:2015 Certified, ITAR Registered
  • Quotes within 24 Hours
  • Contact us about our expedited services

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.

QUOTES WITHIN 24HRS

We accept these file types STP, PRT, IGS, DXF, STL, and more!

PARTS & ASSEMBLIES – ONE STOP SHOP

NO ORDER TOO SMALL

EXPEDITED PARTS IN 1-3 DAYS

Why Prototek?

PROTOTEK AS SEEN ON MANUFACTURING MARVELS®

PROTOTEK's Capabilities

Sheet Metal

  • 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

Machining

  • Up to 5-Axis Milling
  • Horizontal & Vertical Milling
  • 9-Axis Mill-Turn
  • Turning
  • CNC Routing
  • Surface Grinding
  • Lapping & Polishing
  • Welding / Post-Weld Machining
  • Heli-Coils / Hardware Inserts

Cutting & Engraving

  • Wire & Sinker EDM Cutting
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • CO2 Laser
  • Fiberoptic

Quality Assurance

  • Quality Engineering Assistance
  • CMM Inspection Services
  • First Article and AQL Inspections
  • Compliance and Document Control

Plastic & Composite Fabrication

  • Plastic Thermoforming - Bending
  • Annealing
  • Cryogenic Deflashing & Deburring
  • Plastic Welding
  • Thermal, Adhesive, & Mechanical Bonding
  • Vapor Polishing
  • Radiological Film-Cutting Services

Assembly

  • Manufacturing Design Assistance
  • Tooling and Fixture Fabrication
  • Electro-Mechanical Services
  • Welded, Mechanical, & Small Parts Assembly
  • Wire Harnessing
  • Laser Cutting – Polymers & Metals
  • Insert Installation

Finishing

  • Powder Coating
  • Painting
  • Chemical Agent Resistant Coating
  • Silk Screening
  • Laser Engraving
  • Chem Film
  • Anodizing
  • Black Oxide
  • Bead Blasting
  • Tumbling

Additive Manufacturing

  • Laser Sintering
  • Multi Jet Fusion
  • Stereolithography
  • Digital Light Processing
  • Fused Filament Fabrication
  • Material Jetting
  • Cast Urethane

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 waterjet cutting, which are:

  1. Pure Waterjet Cutting: This is the use of pure water (without any added agents) to cut materials.

  2. Abrasives Waterjet 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 Waterjet 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
Waterjet Wateret 62" X 160" Linear Straightness Accuracy: ±0.0021" Repeatability: 0.0014" 3-axis Flow

We ship parts ANYWHERE in the US
in as little as 1-3 days!

We ship parts ANYWHERE in the US in as little as 1-3 days!

We have 7 locations that cover the US

Prototek
215 Devcon Dr.
San Jose, CA 95112
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Sac EDM a Prototek Company
11341 Sunrise Park Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
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Midwest Prototyping a Prototek Company
1100 W 120th Ave #100
Westminster, CO 80234
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Prototek
900 Cheyenne Ave.
Grafton, WI 53024
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Midwest Prototyping a Prototek Company
10949 Blackhawk Dr
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
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Prototype Solutions Group a Prototek Company
1621 Indianhead Drive
Menomonie, WI 54751
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Prototek
205 Pine St.
Contoocook, NH 03229
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Prototek
244 Burnham Intervale Rd.
Contoocook, NH 03229
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ProtoCAM A Prototek Company
6620 Grant Way
Allentown, PA 18106
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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.