What Material Can A Waterjet Cutter Can Cut?

Metals Centre's first Omax waterjet cutter became so quickly in demand that we invested in a second machine to cope with the work load for this cutting service.

This method of cutting is ideally suited to cutting a vast range of materials. The most common material cut this way are metals. Aluminium is a favourite because it is relatively soft and therefore can be cut quite quickly.

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Brittle materials

Some brittle materials crack when the water jet pierces through the material for the first time. If you are not sure about the particular brittle material that you've got, plan to do some test cuts or call us on 011 493 4930, you may find that we have experience with cutting your particular material. If not , you could bring in some of the material and we would be happy to do some test cutting before providing you with a quote.

"Metals Centre does not accept responsibiliy for any damage to brittle materials during the waterjet cutting process. We will ask you to sign a document absolving us of this responsibility, should you still want to procede"


It is possible to slice more or less every type of glass, even bullet-proof with a waterjet cutting machine. You cannot, however, cut hardened glass unless you anneal it first.

cutting machines. We have successfully used these for all the following materials:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Concrete
  • Copper
  • Exotic Alloys
  • Fiberglass
  • Foam
  • Glass
  • Granite
  • Graphite
  • Hardened Tool steel
  • Kevlar
  • Marble
  • Mild Steel
  • Phenolics
  • Plastics
  • Rubber
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel Carbides
  • Titanium
  • Wood

Metals Centre
18 John St
Unit C1, John st Warehouse
Selby ext. 11
South Africa

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Ph: 27-ll-493-4930
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