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Our Waterjet Cutting Services

Waterjet cutting is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to cut through practically any material. It is great if you need material cut with impeccable accuracy.

We at Karice have been using waterjet cutting machines for over a decade, and are proud to have worked closely with the world’s leading waterjet manufacturer, OMAX, to create our own original waterjet machines. The result? We can do what our competitors can’t. Our capacity is unmatched in the Vancouver, BC market.

Our expertise, experience, and equipment allow us to serve you better. We ask the right questions to improve your end product and ensure the process is seamless.

Although we can definitely do simple or smaller jobs, we specialize in sophisticated and challenging projects. For example, we enjoy projects  where complex parts may need 3D features like beveling, counter sinks, or weld prep that require a taper-free finish. In addition to such complexities, we can also cut large sheets up to 6 feet by 12 feet, and cut thick material up to 8 inches thick.

We Can Cut Many Materials From Steel to Glass to Stone to Marble

Whatever the material, we can cut it. To date, we have precision cut the following:

  • steel
  • glass
  • stone
  • wood
  • plastics
  • acrylic
  • stainless steel
  • aluminum
  • tool steel
  • composites
  • copper
  • brass
  • inconel
  • granite
  • marble
  • tile
  • ceramic

What is Waterjet Cutting? - Cutting Using Pressure and Water

Waterjet cutting (also known as abrasive jet cutting) uses a very unique technology to cut virtually any material using a high pressure stream of water and an abrasive. A high pressure direct drive pump is used to produce a stream of water 0.030 inches ( 0.762mm) in diameter at a pressure of 55,000 psi. This stream of water can cut up to 8 inches thick of mild steel but can also cut very delicate materials such as glass and stone.

Waterjet Cutting Technology – Custom OMAX Machines for Cutting Small and Large Sheets

We leave no taper, no heat affected zones, slag or holding part tolerances of + or – 0.002 in.

Here at Karice, we have the latest waterjet cutting technology and are always upgrading our hardware and software to maintain our position as the most advanced waterjet operators in Vancouver. We have three custom-built OMAX machines. Two are based off OMAX’s 80160, and can cut sheets up to 6-ft x 12-ft in size. We also have a smaller OMAX 55100 that can cut sheets up to 4-ft x 8-ft in size. All three machines are equipped with a Tilt-A-Jet head, which eliminates any taper while cutting. Imagine having parts made with no taper, no heat affected zone, and no slag all the while holding part tolerances of plus or minus 0.002 inches (0.051mm)!

A-Jet Waterjet Cutting Machine for Cutting Beveled Edges, Angled Sides, Countersinks and Complex 3D Shapes

We also have a machine with a five-axis cutting head called an A-Jet. The A-Jet is a software-controlled multi-axis cutting head that greatly expands the versatility of our waterjet cutting machine. With a cutting range from 0° to 60°, the A-Jet can easily cut beveled edges, angled sides, countersinks and complex 3d shapes. Contact us today for more information!