Waterjet Cutting

AR Iron is now proud to offer precision waterjet cutting services for a variety of materials. Our industrial waterjet cutting machine can provide incredible capability, flexibility and precision when it comes to bringing your designs to life.

Whether a decorative piece or a machine part, waterjet cutting can turn raw materials into beautiful, accurate reproductions of nearly any CAD design. With waterjet, materials can be cut within a tolerance of +/- 0.005” and with a kerf width of about 0.035”.

Let us help make your imagined product a beautiful reality. Waterjet machining produces finished edges without the pierce spatter, slag, burns, burrs, chips and warping of other cutting processes like laser and plasma. The fine-tuned capabilities of waterjet cutting can even mean sandblasted-type surface effects for materials like granite, stainless steel and neoprene rubber. Practically any effect you could want can be accomplished.

 

AR Iron Are Your Las Vegas and Henderson, NV Waterjet Experts

For nearly 30 years, AR Iron has been Henderson, Nevada’s leading ironworks and wrought iron artisans. We have constantly expanded our services and adopted the latest technologies to deliver a high-quality metalworking experience for our clients.

With waterjet cutting, our precision cutting services can now include a wider variety of materials in thicknesses up to 5” and possibly more. We can work with:

  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum
  • Granite
  • Alloys
  • Acrylics
  • Laminates
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Marble
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Composites
  • Tile
  • Practically any sheet material you can think of!

 

Contact us today if your project requires precision-cut parts for either decorative or functional purposes. Our waterjet expertise is unmatched, and our dedication to craftsmanship makes us artists as much as it does machine laborers. You won’t find better quality work anywhere else near Las Vegas!

Click here to see our Waterjet Portfolio of work.

Why Waterjet Is Better Than Plasma Design

Like many other Las Vegas metalworking shops, we used to rely solely on Plasma Design cutting. While this technology could deliver quick results, it was limited to certain materials like steel and delivered imprecise cuts. Now, with waterjet, we can deliver a much wider range of services with more precision and efficiency than ever before.

Consult the chart below to compare the capabilities of waterjet to plasma cutting.

Waterjet Plasma
Cutting Mechanism 50,000 PSI water stream with abrasive materials 15,000°F gas blown through an electrical arc
Materials Almost anything Stainless steel, steel and aluminum only
Precision Tolerance +/- 0.005” +/- 0.020”
Min Kerf Width 0.035” (< 1mm) 0.150”
Finished Edge Quality Excellent Poor; burrs, pierce spatter, burns, chips
Material Distortion None Chemical alteration, warping from high temp
Max Material Thickness 5” – 12” 2” – 3”
Setup Minimal Extensive clamping and fixtures
Material Waste Minimal High
Design Capabilities Complex Minimal