Waterjet machining technology is very economical for cutting stainless steel. Waterjet West uses sophisticated nesting software to improve your material yield and reduce scrap. The cutting process produces a narrow kerf with no side forces on materials so parts can be positioned closer within the material sheet.
Stainless steel comes in many different alloys such as 303, 304, 316, 321, 347,410, 416, 430, 431, 440-C, 17-4 PH, 15-5 PH, 17-7 PH and is used by a wide variety of industries. Each alloy has different alloying components that are tailored for the productâ€™s use environment and the benefit of using abrasive waterjet is that it cuts without heat leaving the metallurgical structure of the base metal unchanged. It also leaves a smooth edge finish eliminating secondary operations.
We have cut large pressure vessel flanges from 4 inches thick down to .003 inches thick for industrial applications, custom signage for outdoor use, and various products used in high heat and chemically corrosive environments for the food and chemical industries.
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