Waterjet cutting eliminates many problems compared to other ways of cutting materials. No costly fixtures or tooling, no HAZ (heat affected zone), no material warping, no burrs or sharp edges, tolerances within +/- .025″ and no work hardening.
With our process, we can “nest” the parts you’d like us to cut tightly in place to best utilize your material. This allows us to save large portions of the raw stock that would typically be lost with other traditional machining methods.
Because of the high velocity of the cutting stream, any smoke, fume or airborne dust particles from cutting materials such as fiberglass, asbestos, and beryllium are no longer a concern. This greatly reduces problems arising from exposure to hazardous work environments.
Waterjets are eco-friendly in a sense that they don’t produce any hazardous waste. The actual cutting abrasive we use is a ruby called garnet, that is ground into sand. There are many different types of species of garnet with different mineral compositions, all of which have come from the earth and then after our cutting process is then, again returned via landfill.
Copeland-Gibson Products Corporation
“Where our water is always cutting!”
1025 E. Maple Road
Troy, MI 48083