Asterisk Water Jet Capability

Almost any sheet or plate-like material up to 2 inches thick (and thicker in special cases)

Finished parts up to 26 X 52 inches in area

Raw material up to 30 X 68 inches in area (and bigger in special cases)

Accurate to within at least 0.005 inches (0.002 is common)

Small 0.030" kerf

Asterisk has over 12 years of water jet experience

Advantages of Water Jet Cutting

  • No thermal changes in material
  • Less expensive than laser cutting for thicker materials
  • Less expensive than conventional machining for very hard and very brittle materials
  • Minimal setup cost- Low forces and no tool changes    
  • Enviromentally friendly (no cutting oils or coolants)
  • Widest range of materials of any machining process

Commonly Stocked Sheet and Plate Materials at Asterisk

Steel and stainless steel up to 1/4" thick

Aluminum up to 1/2" thick

Variety of thermo-plastic and elastomer up to 1-1/2" thick

Variety of specialty metals

  ....many other materials available quickly from our extensive vendor base

Examples of Materials Asterisk has Water jet Cut

  • Metal- Ferrous, non-ferrous, soft and hardened
  • Plastics- thermo and elastomer
  • Glass
  • Styrofoam
  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Ceramics
  • Composites

Part Completion

Asterisk can complete your water jet cut parts with utilizing the rest of our fabrication shop.   Click the "Fabrication" link on the menu above for more information.