ICEE’s 2D and 3D waterjet profiling opens up a wide range of possibilities for design innovation and production cost savings. Whether you work within aerospace or architecture, precision engineering, ship building and marine engineering or automotive, and value accuracy, precision of cut and high quality of finish, waterjet machining provides a real alternative to other, often more expensive, techniques. Not sure if waterjet cutting is right for you?
Instead of being limited by conventional cutting processes, the waterjet method will cut through sheet or plate material, thick or thin, and produce intricate shapes. The process involves no heat or distortion, no edge hardening, no molecular or structural changes, and offers high machining accuracy and good surface quality at the cut edges. Do you need further guidance and advice?
Here at ICEE we have invested in acquiring the latest waterjet technology, enabling us to cut 2D profiles and perform 3D operations on one machine. Not using two machines reduces handling and greatly increases throughput, productivity, and efficiency. This also means that we are highly competitive on cost, quality, and delivery. Our waterjet service is available both as sub-contract service, or as part of our end-to-end turnkey fabrication process.
Waterjet cutting enables high precision complex profiling, while at the same time maintaining the materials inherent structure. Since there is no ‘heat-affected zone’ (HAZ), metals are being cut without their intrinsic properties being harmed or changed, therefore, delivering a much higher quality of the finished parts. This also means less post-profiling processing or fettling is required, therefore, reducing the customer’s lead-time and spend per component.
With its 3D head, our state-of-the-art waterjet cutting machine has the ability to cut virtually any material up to 250 mm in thickness. Some of the materials that we often cut include:
As a cold cutting method, waterjet cutting is also ideal for cutting applications where there is a risk of fire or explosion. Our machine also has the ability to cut fibre-reinforced materials, reflective materials, uneven surfaces and stacked layers of different materials amongst other things.