Safire Waterjet cutting specialists offer the precision water jet cutting of virtually any material. The accuracy in cut is excellent, the cutting process is an erosion process meaning the range of materials that can be water jet cut is vast only ever limited by the materials own characteristics. Waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process meaning there is no heat build up in the cut resulting in more stable and more intricate cut parts.
Waterjet cutting is a process that uses very high pressure water to cut cleanly and accurately right through virtually any material and we can cut virtually any two dimensional shape withing the scope of the machines. Below is a small selection of different material we have cut in the past.
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19mm Aluminium plate, 9mm soft Foam, 40mm Steel, 45mm Soft wood, 6mm acrylic, 0.8mm copper, 1.5mm brass
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3.5mm Hardboard, 12mm porcelain, 18mm plywood, 1.5mm Stainless steel, 6mm alley tread plate, 10mm steel, 0.5mm stainless steel
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1.2mm Galvanised Steel, 6.5mm copper, 10mm brass, 6mm acrylic, 8mm glass feature tile, 0.9mm expanded steel mesh, 7mm ceramic tile
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3mm poly carbonate, 0.05mm Zinc foil, 6mm stainless steel, 10mm hard ceramic tile, 9mm rubber, 10mm MDF wood, 2.4mm FR4 Laminate
Materials that can be water jet cut include all metals and it’s alloys including but not limited to stainless steel, steel, aluminium, titanium, inconel, spring steel, tool steel, hardened metals, copper, brass, bronze, armour plate, ceramics, porcelain, glass, glass mirror, fused glass, concrete, natural stone, plastics, pvc, acrylic, rubber, polyurethane, tufnol, G10 laminate, Fr4 laminate, high density polyethylene, polypropylene, acetal, HDPE, phenolic resin, plywood, mdf, hardboard, lino, foam, carbon fibre, felt, felt fur, ferrite, polystyrene and much more.
Mixed materials of various thicknesses and qualities including reflective, fragile, soft, hard materials and even hardened tool steels can be cut without effecting the hardness and as water jet cutting is a cold cutting process there is no heat affected zone (HAZ) which means there is no change to the materials structure or form.
Safire Waterjet is the cutting division of Safire Associates which is an engineering company based in Southampton offering complete engineering services from simple one off parts and repairs to full design and build from concept to completion, Because we are engineers we adopt an engineering mindset with our waterjet cutting specialist facilities, so you can be assured of your project being thought about, handled and processed with the care and attention of engineers. We are specialist’s and experts in a range of abilities and good at what we do. Please have a look at our main website for more details: www.safire.uk.com
Safire Water jet offer you specialist and highly accurate water jet cutting of material up to 2.40 meters long x 1.20 meters wide at high levels of thickness using the latest computer technology to control our water jet cutting machines. We can also use our special Dynamic water jet cutting head which enables us to offer a straighter cut on the edge, virtually eliminating taper which is very common with other profiling processes. We use an extremely powerful job nesting program, which has a range of features to assist in water jet profiling parts, resulting in both a time and cost efficient process.
We also have extensive cad and design facilities including both 2d and 3d cad abilities as well as the ability to digitise your templates and reverse engineer your parts.
Please Contact us to discuss your project requirements.
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