Waterjet cutting multiple intricate patterns in metal material.

Benefits of Waterjet

Waterjet cutting technology is one of the fastest growing major machine tool processes in the world due to its versatility and ease of operation. There are multiple advantages to adding waterjet cutting capabilities to your shop.

Versatility is Our Biggest Asset

Abrasive waterjets cut material from 1/16 inch to over 10 inches thick, in high or low volume. Whether you are cutting the same thing every day, or changing materials to meet customer demands, a Flow waterjet will get your work done.

Waterjet is the ultimate machine tool, no matter the application. Why? On top of ultimate versatility there are three main benefits to waterjet cutting.

Cold Cutting Process

This means no heat or stress is imparted into your cut materials.

Satin Smooth Edge

This means you can take the part directly off of the cutting table, no secondary finishing required.

Minimal Kerf

Minimal kerf and high accuracy combined with the ability to cut virtually any material means more opportunities.

Typical industries that use waterjet technology:




Oil & Gas





Keep it Simple with Waterjet

Flow waterjets enable you to cut a variety of materials with ease. Setup and fixturing are complete in just minutes. Whatever the shape, dimensions, or material, our easy-to-use software makes the job simple. With waterjet you can expect increased productivity, fast cutting, and high quality parts. Learn more about Flow waterjet software


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Bring work in house

Take control back and ensure you get the best quality parts with the ability to do any job yourself.

Cut any material

With waterjet technology your shop has the advantage of unmatched versatility.

Simplify your process

With waterjet, get quick turn around on jobs with extremely fast programming and machine setup.


A precise waterjet starts with the stability of the table, all the way to the control of the waterjet stream. Learn more about part accuracy characteristics


Waterjet cut metal part, with 15 spiraling blades forming a fan pattern, demonstrating tight tolerances.

Flow waterjets can make parts to very tight tolerances, some systems can create parts with a tolerance as close as 0.001" (0.025 mm). For waterjet cutting, typical part tolerances range from between 0.003" and 0.005" of an inch. For materials over 1 inch thick the machines will produce parts from +/- 0.005 to 0.100 inch (0.12 to 2.5 mm).

Tolerances vary greatly by manufacturer due to differences in technology like the control, as well as machine construction.

Green Benefits

Waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process that eliminates slag deformation and dross waste – unfortunate effects found in plasma and laser cutting processes.

Additionally, both the garnet used in abrasive cutting as well as the water are recyclable.

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