5 Axis Waterjet Cutting
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Working with both metal and non-metal materials, Cascade Gasket offers full 5-axis waterjet cutting services. The full 5-axis capability combined with a 5 ft. x 10 ft. x 6 in. work envelope allow us to waterjet cut a wide range of pieces for clients in the medical, semiconductor, military, automotive, aerospace, and building industries. Our machines feature 55,000 psi cutting power from either water only or water and abrasive material jets, and feature a high definition cutting head with near zero kerf compensation software.
Edge quality is rated at 4.5 (on a scale of 1 to 5), and we can manufacture to +/- 0.005 tolerances. Among the metal materials we work with are aluminum, brass, stainless steel, tungsten carbide, Monel, Inconel, and titanium. We also work with non-metals such as foam, rubber, concrete, glass, wood, plastic, and plexiglass, among many others. We are black belt certified in Six Sigma practices, and operate under lean manufacturing efficiency as well. Contact Cascade Gasket for more information on our capabilities for your products.
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|General Capabilities||Contract, Prototype|
|Industry Focus||Aerospace, Automotive, Building, Marine, Medical, Military, Semiconductor|
|Industry Standards||AS-9100, AS-9102, Aerospace Industry Standard, ISO-9001-2008, International Organization for Standards|
Cutting Axis is the number of axes of motion a cutting machine is capable of cutting. 2-axis machines are used to cut flat sheet material while a 3-axis machine is used to cut three dimensional parts. Some 5-axis and 6-axis machines can perform cutting operations on parts that have been pre-formed by casting or machining.
|Intended Cutting Material (Metal)||Alloys, Aluminum, Armor, Brass, Bronze, Chromium, Copper, Ferrous Metals, Hastelloy, Inconel, Molybdenum, Monel, Nickel Alloys, Non Ferrous Metals, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tantalum, Titanium, Tungsten Carbide, Waspalloy, Zirconium|
|Cutting Material (Non-metal)||Carbon Fiber, Ceramic, Concrete, Foam, Glass, Granite, Marble, Plastic, Plexiglass, Rubber, Stone, Tile, Wood|
|Lead Times Available||Quoted on job by job basis, Emergency services available, Rush Services Available|
|Efficiency||Six Sigma Certification, Black Belt, Lean Manufacturing|
|File Formats||AutoCAD(DWG, DWZ), BMP, Bit Mapped Graphics, DXF, Drawing Interchange
or Drawing Exchange Format, GIF, Graphics Interchange
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI
file format, JPG or JPEG, Joint Photographic Experts Group, PDF, Portable Document Format, SolidWorks()SLDPRT, SLDDRW, SLDDRT) ,
Edge quality is defined with a scoring system with the numbers 1 through 5. "5" is an excellent appearance with no striations and is the most accurate. "1" is a poor appearance, high in striations and is rarely used.
|Cutting Thickness||Max 6 in|
|Cutting Length||Max 10ft|
|Cutting Width||Max 5ft|
Kerf is the width of the cut or groove
|Min 1/32 in|
|Water Jet Pressure||Max 55,000psi|
|Tolerance (+/-)||Min 0.005 in, Max 0.030 in|