Waterjet Cutting Technology

Waterjet Cutting Projects
Waterjet Cutting Projects 400 225 Karice Lighting - Custom Lighting Vancouver

It is always nice to take a moment and look back at the projects that you have worked on in the past. We wanted to share a few photos of some of the waterjet cutting projects we have done in the past little while. Our waterjet cutting varies so much with our different customers. From small to large, simple to complex, one of or production runs, mechanical or artistic. Our job at the end of the day is to supply you with the parts that you need with quality, care, and in a timely manner.

To learn more about waterjet cutting visit our waterjet cutting services page.

Waterjet Cutting – Processing and Cutting Thick Materials is a Breeze
Waterjet Cutting – Processing and Cutting Thick Materials is a Breeze 400 264 Karice Lighting - Custom Lighting Vancouver

Processing thick materials no longer has to be a challenge with the capabilities of the waterjet. The beauty of the waterjet is its ability to cut through thick materials cleanly and with a great degree of accuracy. Our latest project required us to cut a piece of 4 inch thick aluminum plate. The waterjet allowed us to cut this piece in a timely manner and with precision. The tilt-a-jet head, which compensates for taper, paired with Omax’s Intelli-MAX software allowed us to have an accurately cut part with a square edge, top to bottom. Additionally with the waterjet’s clean cut, there is no slag to remove after being processed, and since the piece is being cut with water, there is no heat affected zone to worry about. The result of this is a beautiful part that is ready for its next process.

If you have thick material that you need to get waterjet cut contact us today for a quote.

Waterjet Cutting Advantage
Waterjet Cutting Advantage 400 264 Karice Lighting - Custom Lighting Vancouver

Why Waterjet cut? why not laser cut or plasma cut? As a waterjet cutting shop customers ask us what is the advantage of waterjet cutting their component over other cutting processes available in the market. One of the many advantages of waterjet cutting was highlighted in one of our more recent jobs. The material for the job was a high carbon tool steel. When heat is introduced into a high carbon steel, the properties of the material will change. This is what we call a heat affected zone in the industry. When cutting these high carbon materials on a laser cutting or plasma cutting machine, the material will have a heat affected zone due to the intense heat that is introduced into the material during the cutting process.

The advantage of waterjet cutting for many customers is that when the material is being cut using a waterjet, there is no heat introduced into the material, therefore leaving the material unaffected and in its original state. This is a huge bonus for customers who are doing any additional machining to the material. Typically when heat is introduced into a high carbon material it becomes hard. This is a real disadvantage when trying to machine a part as it will be more difficult to machine and will be harder on the tooling being used to machine the part.

Contact Karice today for all of your waterjet cutting inquiries

Waterjet Cut Stainless Steel Components
Waterjet Cut Stainless Steel Components 400 264 Karice Lighting - Custom Lighting Vancouver

Karice Enterprises latest large scale project was for a local company who needed thousands of waterjet cut stainless steel components. Karice used its Omax 80160 waterjet machining center with its Tilt-A-Jet head to process the thousands of parts taper free and without any heat affected zone.

Contact Karice Enterprises today for all your waterjet needs.

Waterjet Cutting Glass
Waterjet Cutting Glass 400 266 Karice Lighting - Custom Lighting Vancouver

Joel Berman had us cut some of their newest glass. We cut their curved Ellisse panel glass and 3″ thick low iron fused Lastra glass. All of their glass was cut on our newest Omax 80160 Waterjet machining center equipped with the new A-Jet cutting head.