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WHY KCM WATERJET

TAKE A LOOK…
As one of the fastest growing machine tool industries, waterjet cutting has proven to save time and money on countless applications. Please take a look at the advantages of KCM WATERJET in providing a solution to you. We also work with EB INdustries  to offer electron beam welding services

EXPERTISE-EXPERENCE-QUALITY

We owe our success to our dedicated engineers, operators and office staff. With many years of experience, we price, plan and deliver your part, right – the first time. Our team assures you the highest quality in machining work.

picture_oneMULTIPLE CUTTING HEADS

Our large cutting table is equipped with multiple cutting heads, allowing
us to tackle huge projects with ease such as laser welding or laser cutting

 

 

image_sixATWORK & INLAYS

Advanced software allows us to take a hand drawn sketch or a photo,
vectorize it, scale it to any size, and cut it in any material.

 

 

 

 

image_twoTHICKNESS & KERF

Materials ranging from 10” stainless steel to 0.010” acrylics may be cut by waterjet, making it a very versatile tool. Stacking of very thin materials to increase productivity is also possible. Kerf ranges from 0.020” to 0.050”. We have also provided services for cutting counter top brackets for granite and other surfaces.

 

 

image_threeTOLERANCES

Tolerances tighter than +/- 0.005” are achievable, especially in thinner materials, such as 1” stainless steel. However high tolerances come with a price, sometimes up to 500% higher than if the same part had been specified with a tolerance of +/- .015”. By being more flexible with tolerances, prices will drop. KCM WATERJET has the ability to vary tolerances in different locations on a part, ensuring the best

pricing and quality. Check out Jefferson Rubber for rubber molding

 


picture_fourTAPER & EDGE FINISH

Taper and edge finish are directly related to cut speed. The greater the speed, the more taper and the coarser the edge finishes. As we slow down, taper can be eliminated and a finish of about “120” achieved. Slower means an increase in time and price.

 

 

image_newNO HEAT AFFECTED ZONE ( HAZ)

KCM WATERJET cutting is a natural erosion process involving no chemicals or heat. Warping and distortion typically associated with laser, plasma, and oxy–fuel cutting are eliminated minimizing the need for secondary processing.

Custom thermoforming may also be an option to look at

 

 

image_newsecondCOMMON LINE CUTTING & CAD/CAM -NESTING

Unlike laser, plasma, and oxy–fuel cutting, KCM WATERJET lends itself to common line cutting. State of the art “nesting” software, allowing us to nest multiple shapes together and cut them with multiple heads.We are able to keep track of emnants and nest into these odd shapes later, saving you precious material. With variable speed look ahead feature, our intelligent software allows KCM WATERJET to produce some of the best-cut parts possible.

 

P = Protection Required
Y = Yes
N = No
? = Needs to be Tested
Acrylics Alloys NiCd Aluminum Brass Ceramic tile Ceramics Composites Copper Corian Foam-closed Foam-open FRP Gaskets Glass Granite Hastalloy Marble Phoenalics Porcelain Rubber Seals Steel Teflon Titanium Toolsteels
Can be cut with waterjet Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Maximum thickness (inches) 4 10 18 10 2 8 6 10 6 20 30 3 2 7 6 10 6 7 2 10 2 12 6 10 10
Secondary machinery available Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Assembly available Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Pierce through ? Y Y Y Y Y ? Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y ? Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Frosting on top P N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N
Kerf 0.020-0.050” Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Kerf typically<0.010” Y Y Y Y Y
Water only cutting Y Y Y Y Y
Abrasive cutting Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

 

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