Waterjet Cutting

Mercer Gasket & Shim’s waterjet cutting service offers a fast, flexible, and accurate method for fabricating complex or difficult parts while maintaining the integrity of the material.

Our ISO 9001:2008-certified processes are executed by technically oriented manufacturing professionals using powerful, high-pressure equipment to produce parts within tight tolerance requirements. You can read more about the equipment we use on our equipment list page or if you would like to ask one of our experts about the process and how it can benefit you, click the contact button to the right.

From materials selection and part design to prototype development and short run production, our full-service approach provides you with parts that exhibit exceptional edge and structural qualities.

Benefits of Waterjet Cutting from Mercer Gasket & Shim

By maximizing yield potential, minimizing waste, and producing at the fastest possible manufacturing rates, we are able to offer you an economical, time-saving solution when speed, flexibility, and convenience are of paramount importance. Our waterjet cutting equipment is capable of cutting through soft materials like rubber and foam, as well as tough high-performance metal alloys. We also have a large 144” x 144” x 2” work envelope that allows us to fit the specific needs of our customers.

As a customer-focused organization, we are committed to helping you achieve you production objectives and excel at delivering precision components within severe time constraints. We have a solid background in meeting the needs of diverse markets and operate in compliance with many challenging industry standards. Contact us today to learn how our waterjet cutting services can benefit your next project.

Waterjet Cutting Specs

Cutting Axis

2-Axis

Intended Cutting Material (Metal)

Aluminum
Brass
Copper
Hastelloy
Inconel
Lead
Monel
Nickel
Soft Iron
Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel
Titanium

Intended Cutting Material (Non-Metal)

Buna-N
Butyl
Carbon Fiber
Ceramic
Cloth Inserted
Cork
Diaphragm
EPDM
Felt
Fiberglass
Glass
Gore-Tex
Granite
Graphoil
Gylon
Hypalon
Kevlar
Koroseal
Natural Rubber
Neoprene
Perfluoroslastomer
PTFE
Polyurethane
Pure Gum
PVC
Red Rubber
Silicone
Sponge
Stone
Tile
Vegetable Fiber
Viton
White Neoprene
Wire Mesh

Cutting Thickness

Max (Steel/Stainless Steel)
2 in
50.8 mm

Cutting Length

Max
144 in
3654.6 mm

Cutting Width

Max
144 in
3654.6 mm

Edge Quality (Edge quality is defined with a scoring system with the numbers 1 through 5. "5" is an excellent appearance with no striations and is the most accurate. "1" is a poor appearance, high in striations and is rarely used.)

Min
1

Max
5

Waterjet Pressure

Max
55,000 psi

Kerf (Kerf is the width of the cut or groove.)

Max
.030 in
.762 mm

Tolerance (+/-)

Max
.007 in
.1778 mm

Equipment Capabilities

2 Head Waterjet Cutter
3 Head Waterjet Cutter

Production Volume

Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run

Lead Times Available

Specializing in Rush Services
Same Day Turn Around
Next Day Services
24 Hour Service

Additional Information

Industry Focus

Aerospace
Automotive
Building
Chemical
Fitting
Marine
Medical
Military
Process Piping
Refining
Semiconductor
Valve

Industry Standards

ANSI – American National Standards Institute
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
DOT – Department of Transportation
FDA – Food And Drug Administration
ISO 9001:2008 – International Organization for Standardization
Mil-Spec – Military Specifications
RoHS – Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)

File Formats

AutoCAD (DWG,DXF)
JPG or JEPG – Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF – Portable Document Format
TIFF – Tagged Image File Format