What is Water Jet Cutting?

Water Jet cutting is a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) subtractive manufacturing machining technology, which utilizes a high-pressure stream of water and abrasive media to erode a narrow cut to create profiles, circles and other geometries into thin to thick flat material stock. 

This technology can be used to cut a wide range of materials including: foam, plastic, composites, tool steel, titanium and many others.  Waterjet cutting typically involves cutting 2D geometries such as through holes or profiles out of flat material stock. In recent years, advancements have brought multi axis articulating heads to accommodate 3D geometries like bevels, chafers and intricate shapes.  In addition, rotary axis is now available to accommodate tube and pipe stock.    


When to use Water Jet Cutting?

This process is ideal for small to large parts with 2D holes, profiles and other 2D geometry with low to medium tolerances.     

Why use Boedeker Plastics, Inc. for plastics or composite Water Jet Cutting?

Our shop utilizes a OMAX JetMachining Center for waterjet cutting parts up to 6" thick that is backed by years of experience in plastics & composites only waterjet cutting.  We have the experience, personnel & technology to provide reliable supply of high quality CNC machined plastic & composite parts.  We also specialize in providing clients with Just in Time Supply (JIT) inventory services to help reduce inventory costs and provide parts as needed without long lead-times.

Our Water Jet Equipment

  • Waterjet OMAX JetMachining Center

Some of the Plastic & Composite Materials We Specialize in Water Jet Cutting & Machining Include:

ABS Plastic Grades

Acetal Plastic Grades

Acetron® Plastic Grades

Acrylic Plastic Grades

Celazole® PBI U & T Series Plastic Grades

CIP™ Composite Grades

Delrin® Plastic Grades

Duratron® T PAI Plastic Grades

Duravar® UHMW Plastic Grades

Durostone® Composites Grades

Ertalyte® Plastic Grades

Fluoropolymer Plastic Grades

G10 FR 4 Composite Grades

Hydex® Plastic Grades

Ketron® PEEK Plastic Grades

Noryl® PPO Plastic Grades

Nylatron® Polyamide Plastic Grades

Nylon Cast & Extruded Polyamide Plastic Grades

PC Polycarbonate Plastic Grades

PE Polyethylene Plastic Grades

PEEK Polyetheretherketone Plastic Grades

Phenolic Composite Grades

PLAVIS® Polyimide Plastic Grades

PP Polypropylene Plastic Grades

PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide Plastic Grades

PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene Plastic Grades

PVC & CPVC Plastic Grades

Radel® PPSU Plastic Grades

Rulon® Plastic Grades

Semitron® ESd Semiconductor Plastic Grades

TECAPEEK® PEEK Plastic Grades

Techtron® PPS Plastic Grades

TIVAR® Ultra High Molecular Weight Plastic Grades

Torlon® PAI Polyamide-imide Plastic Grades

Turcite® A, B & X Plastic Grades

UHMW Ultra High Molecular Weight Plastic Grades

ULTEM™ PEI Polyetherimide Plastic Grades

Vespel™ Polyimide Plastic Grades