Sharples offers both abrasive
and nonabrasive water-jet cutting services.
Sharples offers large cutting areas. We can
cut blanks for finish machining or finished parts from materials
such as stainless steel, copper, steel, aluminum, granite, or
glass. Nonabrasive water-jet cutting is available for cutting
rubber, foam, and gaskets. Other services include quick quotes, quality
inspection and advanced nesting capabilities.
Nonabrasive Water-Jet Cutting
Our abrasive-free, water-jet cutting services
are available for different materials, including rubber, foam,
and gaskets. Through this application, we service major industries
such as aerospace, packaging design, displays, automotive,
electronic/gasket industry, and sound proofing.
Advantages to our customers:
Large work area
Savings on tooling charges
Intricate and small
Cutting without affecting adhesives
Abrasive Water-Jet Cutting
In the process of abrasive water-jet cutting, Sharples can cut with a no heat-affected zone. By mixing garnet into an extremely high pressure water stream up to 60,000 psi, abrasive water-jet cutting can provide a clean cut in material up to 6 inches thick. Sharples can cut aluminum, steel, and stainless steel, among other materials, by abrasive water jet for both customer tooling and part manufacturing process. We can also produce different finished edges, from rough striated edge to striation free. See Edge Quaility.