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What is Waterjet cutting?

Waterjet cutting is a versatile cutting process that uses a high-pressure stream of water mixed with abrasive particles to cut through various materials. It provides precise and clean cuts, making it suitable for a wide range of industries.

What materials can a waterjet cut?

Waterjet can cut virtually any material includes any type of steel, composites and other metals includes aluminium, brass, copper titanium etc. Other materials popular with water cutting are rubber, stone, glass, wood, fibre cement and plastic.

What are the advantages of waterjet cutting?

KD Waterjet cutting services in Perth, offers several advantages, including:


  • Precision: It provides high accuracy and can achieve intricate cuts with minimal tolerances.

  • Versatility: It can cut a wide range of materials of varying thicknesses.

  • No heat-affected zone: Waterjet cutting is a cold-cutting process, which means there is no heat distortion, hardening, or warping of the material.

  • Minimal material waste: The narrow kerf and nesting capabilities optimize material usage and reduce waste.

  • Environmentally friendly: Waterjet cutting is a clean process that produces no hazardous fumes or waste.

What is the maximum thickness that can be cut using waterjet?

The maximum thickness that can be cut with waterjet depends on various factors, including the type of material and the specific capabilities of the waterjet cutting system. In general, waterjets can cut materials up to several inches thick, but it's best to consult with the service provider to determine the exact limitations.

Is waterjet cutting suitable for small or intricate designs?

Yes, waterjet cutting is highly suitable for small or intricate designs. The precision and accuracy of the process allow for intricate details, sharp corners, and tight geometries. The narrow stream of the water jet enables the cutting of fine features without damaging the surrounding material.

Can waterjet cutting services be customized to meet specific project needs?

Yes, waterjet cutting services can be customized to meet specific project needs. Service providers often offer flexibility in material selection, cutting parameters, tolerances, and finishing options. It's recommended to discuss your project requirements in detail with the service provider to ensure they can accommodate your specific needs.

Can KD Waterjet supply material with the cutting?

Yes, we store a wide range of materials and work closely with a number of suppliers around Perth and interstate.

What are the acceptable drawing formats for programming?

Cad drawings are the preferable format; however, we can create cad drawings from PDF, picture formats and even from a simple hand sketch.

What is your turnaround time?

Once we receive the purchase order and the cutting details, our turnaround time is typically 2-3 working days.


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