The Rochester Technology and
Manufacturing Association provides
Contract Assembly, Machining,
Fabrication, and Engineering Services

CapabilitiesContract Assembly ServicesMachining ServicesTool and Mold Making
Services
Plastic Fabrication and
Molding Services
Metal Fabrication ServicesEngineering and Design
Services
Custom Optics and PhotonicsCustom Casting
PortfoliosPlaster Mold Aluminum Casting
for a Copier Frame
CNC Milled Charging Handle for
M-16 and M-4 Machine Gun
Custom Design & Assembly
of a High Capacity Paper Feeder
for the Copier Industry
ABS Plastic Decorative Covers
For Sewer Industry
Turret Punched Aluminum Aircraft
Covers for the Aerospace Industry
RTMA Members

Precision Water Jet Cutting

 


Water Jet Cutting

With benefits including close tolerances and no thermal distortion, Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) precision waterjet cutting service is available for manufacturing your product. Using waterjet cutting, we can meet tolerances as tight as ± 0.005", cutting pieces measuring up to 72" x 144". We can achieve edge quality up to the maximum of 5, and can cut with kerf between 0.030" and 0.045". Additional benefits of waterjet cutting include very low part stress and the reduction or elimination of secondary operations needed to finish a part.

We can waterjet cut a wide range of materials: metals like aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel, or other bases like glass, stone, and plastic. We specialize in contract production for prototype through mid-volume production quantities, and have rush services available when required. For applications ranging from countertops to flanges to signage to gussets and beyond, contact Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association with your waterjet cutting needs.

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Example of Our Work

Water Jet Cutting Specifications:

General Capabilities  
Contract Prototype
Cutting Length  
Max
72 in
1828.8 mm
Cutting Width  
Max
144 in
3657.6 mm
Kerf
Kerf is the width of the cut or groove
 
Min
.030 in
Max
.045 in
Tolerance (+/-)   ±.005 in
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
Cutting Method  
Water and Abrasive Material Water Only
Cutting Axis   2-Axis
Characteristics  
Minimum Part Stress
No Thermal Distortion or Hardening
Reduced Material Cost Through Nesting
Reduction or Elimination of Secondary Operations
Smooth Finished Edges
Intended Cutting Material (Metal)  
Aluminum
Brass
Bronze
Carbon Steel
Copper
Hastelloy
Inconel
Molybdenum
Monel
Nickel Alloys
Stainless Steel
Steel
Titanium
Intended Cutting Material (Non-Metal)  
Glass
Granite
Marble
Plastic
Phenolic
Plexiglass
Rubber
Stone
Tile
Production Volume  
Prototype
Low Volume
Mid Volume
Lead Times Available  
Quoted on job by job basis Rush Services Available
Industry Focus  
Aerospace
Architectural/Building
Automotive
Energy
Food
Marine
Medical
Military/Government
Intended Application  
Architectural Ornaments
Countertops
Flanges
Gussets
Metal Art
Signage
Industry Standards  
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
ISO 9001 (Compliant)
File Formats  
TurboCAD Software Utilized
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
BMP
Bit Mapped Graphics
DXF
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
JPG or JEPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
PDF
Portable Document Format
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format
TurboCAD (TCW,TCX)
Unigraphics (PRT)

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