At the present time we can cut steel, aluminum, copper, brass, stainless and even tungsten using the 5x10 foot Ward Waterjet in up to three-inch thicknesses.
Many people think that Lasers are more accurate than a jet but in our experience both types of cutting have virtually identical tolerances, around .005-inch. The jet has the advantage of not not hardening the cut edge of materials since it is a 'cold' process as compared to a 'heat cutting' process like a Laser Cutter.
Before I met Duane I used to mill my small parts on my little CNC mill and farm out the large parts to a local machine shop. Like many, I thought jetting parts didn't produce a very accurate product. Now I jet almost everything and only use a mill when absolutely necessary.
The Leafer parts below were jetted from 3/4-inch cold-rolled and then simply cleaned up with light wipe using a scotchbite pad.
If you need some large parts fabricated in thicker steel or lots of small parts cut from thinner materials give us a call and we'll discuss your project and examine alternative ways to get your work done faster and for less costs.