Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the benefits of water cutting?

Water cutting benefits include:

  • Cuts small and intricate designs or large and bulky objects
  • Reduces time and money through quick precision cutting
  • Eliminates the need for secondary processes by producing a quality finish with no heavy burring
  • Does not distort materials and has no heat affected zone
  • Places no pressure on the part being cut
  • Can quickly produce one-off prototypes or large production runs
  • Allows some materials to be stacked, cutting multiple pars with a single pass
  • Reduces material waste by tight part nesting
  • Cuts most materials

How can I get an estimate? Email or phone us to discuss your requirements, or Fax, post or email us a scaled drawing of your design or profile.

What materials can be water cut?

All materials can be cut up to 200mm thick (even thicker in some cases). You can provide your material or we can source it for you. The most common material we cut are:

Who uses water cutting?

Water cutting is a process that can be used by anyone to achieve a quick and accurate cut for a variety of purposes, ranging from:

  • Home DIY’ers
  • Builders
  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Hobbyists
  • Engineering companies
  • Jewellery manufacturers
  • Signwriters
  • Glaziers
  • Furniture makers
  • Anyone

How much does water cutting cost?

The cost of water cutting is determined by time and is affected by:

  • Medium (type of material)
  • Thickness and/or density of material
  • Intricacy (level of detail)
  • Tolerance (degree of accuracy)
  • Quality of cut (grade 1 – 5)
  • 1 = Sever
  • 5 = Precision

How do I get something water cut?

Send us an email or phone us to discuss your requirements, or Fax, post or email us a scaled drawing of your design or profile.

In what file format should I send my designs to you?

We can convert you design to the required format, or you can provide it in on of the following formats:
  • DXF – Drawing Xchange Format (export to 6 decimal place accuracy)
  • DWG – Autocad LT2000
  • CDR – CorelDraw
  • IGES - Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, (used by many CAD programs)
  • JPG's - These may require further drafting for use by the Water Cutting Company Limited's software
  • Bitmap's - These may require further drafting for use by the Water Cutting Company Limited's software

What other things would be helpful when sending the Water Cutting Company my designs, drawings or parts?

If providing an electronic copy of your drawing follow the tips below:

  • Cutting parameters must be on one layer
  • Profiles are of line type – continuous
  • Curves are made up of arcs (not short lines/splines)
  • Ensure all lines and arcs intersect properly (you can check this by converting the profile into a polyline to see if all items join)
  • Eliminate all blocks, text styles, borders, logos etc.

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