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Waterjet Lab

Student working in ICS lab

Waterjet Equipment

Waterjets allow for a form of cutting by eroding the stock material with highly pressurized water and garnet sand. The Kao ICS has the ProtoMAX Waterjet and a 5 HP pump with 30,000 psi cutting pressure. This machine can cut up to 1” of steel using garnet as an aggregate.

ProtoMax Waterjet


Accepted Materials

Waterjet machines work with most types of metals: hardened tool steel, aluminum, titanium, and a host of exotic metals that prove difficult to cut with other tools or processes. Cutting with a waterjet produces a smooth edge with no burn marks, cracking or excess burrs. In addition, since waterjet is a cold cutting method, there are no heat-affected zones.