Stainless Steel, Steel and Aluminium Welding and Fabrication

Precision Water Jet Cutting

Water Jet Cutting from RB Enginering in Newton Abbot, Devon

Our Flow Dynamic IFB abrasive waterjet cutting machine is equipped with the following additional features:

  • Active Tolerance Control. This produces more accurate parts at significantly higher cutting speeds than parts cut with a conventional waterjet.
  • This system utilizes a newly-developed advanced motion system that incorporates unique mathematical cutting models, which control a small, articulated wrist that is attached to the cutting head.
  • The wrist allows the cutting head to tilt in any direction, compensating for the stream lag and taper experienced with conventional waterjet cutting machines.
  • UltraPierce Vacuum Assist. This allows us to pierce holes in brittle or laminated material such as glass, ceramic and fibreglass reinforced material.

Abrasive waterjet cutting has many benefits over conventional profiling methods, including:

  • No heat affected zones – it is a cold process.
  • No tool contact, therefore no edge deformation.
  • Materials from thin shim to 200mm thick can be profiled.
  • Virtually any material can be cut.
  • Substantial material savings because the cutting tool is only 1mm wide.
  • Clean, accurate process.
  • No tooling costs.
  • Computer ‘nesting’ of parts maximises material utilisation.
  • Secondary cleaning operations are reduced or eliminated.
  • No restriction on hole sizes.
  • Little or no burr.
  • Extremely detailed geometry.
  • Very little side force is placed on the material whilst cutting, allowing delicate parts to be cut.

waterjet_cutter[1]We can cut almost any material, including: Aluminium, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Titanium, Steel (mild, hardened, high alloy, tool and stainless) Hastaloy, Tungsten, Zirconium Composites, Foam, Glass, Granite, Marble, Plastics and Rubber.

Our machine has a work cutting area of 4100mm x 2100mm. We can work from your computer files, a drawing or sketch. Our preferred format for computer files are CAD files (.dxf), accompanied by a dimensioned drawing. Other preferred file types include DWG, IGS, CADKEY, CDL, HPL files. We welcome all jobs of any size, from unique one off projects to bulk orders.

Materials can be supplied by, or purchased on behalf of customers. Turnaround is typically 3-5 days from receipt of material. However, we also offer an express service for when you require a rapid turnaround. We will stop our current jobs, to make yours the priority anytime of the day, 7 days a week.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your personal requirements.