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Waterjet Cutting Services

At North Shore Steel, our team of experts is here to provide exceptional customer service to help with any part design, simple or complex.  Our waterjet cutting machine is capable of cutting intricate parts from steel plate. Whether you are an entrepreneur with big ideas or a manufacturer that needs prototype parts, our team is ready to convert your concept into useable parts. We offer a cost-effect waterjet cutting service that fits your budget, with 100% traceable and ISO 9001:2015 certified quality.

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What is Waterjet Cutting?

Waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process where a jet of water, or a mix of abrasive substance and water, slices into metal at a high pressure and high velocity. The process is a concentrated and accelerated version of erosion in nature. The cutter is connected to a high-pressure water pump that sends high velocity water through the nozzle.

There are two different types of CNC waterjet machines, pure and abrasive. Pure waterjet machines primarily cut with a high pressurized stream of water compared to the abrasive waterjet machine that combines abrasive substances, and the high pressurized stream of water to cut harder materials. Pure waterjet machines are ideal for plastics, papers, cement, food, foam, and insulations. The abrasive waterjet machines are more favorable for cutting materials like composites, stones, some types of glass, ceramics, and metals.

Benefits of Waterjet Cutting

The benefit of a waterjet cutting machine is its ability to cut metals without changing the structure of the material because there is no heat affected area. Waterjet cutting does not harm or change the material's intrinsic properties.

More Capable

Complex Design Capabilities

Variety of Shapes

Better Quality

ISO 9001:2015

100% Traceability

Highly Reliable

Dedicated Sales Team

High Quality Machines

Shapes Formed by Waterjet Cutting

North Shore Steel has the ability to cut plate using our waterjet cutting machine into the shape you need for your application. CNC waterjet cutting machines are versatile and have the ability to cut a variety of shapes and sizes. Since there is no stress or heat, the machine can produce smooth edges and narrow cuts. Depending on the waterjet machine services, there is the possibility of cutting sharp corners, holes, and complex shapes.

Machine Specifications

  • 8 feet x 14 feet
  • 5 Axis Cutting
  • Up to 6" thick 

Materials Cut

Because the cutting stream can be modified, waterjets have a diverse number of materials and applications that can use this process. Waterjet cutting machines can cut through materials such as:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbon Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Other Specialty Metals

Common Applications and Industries

Common types of applications that use this process are:

  • Aerospace
  • Commercial Fabrication
  • Defense
  • Electronic
  • Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Transportation
  • Metal Art
  • Machine Shops
  • Food Service 
  • Military
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Energy
waterjet cutting for mining industry

Why North Shore Steel?

North Shore Steel proudly offers waterjet cutting services, and we are capable of providing steel plate cut to your exact specifications. All inventory is 100% traceable and all waterjet cut parts are produced following our ISO 9001:2015 certified quality program. North Shore Steel can perform material takeoffs from your drawings, reproduce your parts using SolidWorks, nest your project on our plate inventory, and then perform high-quality burning and beveling. Our company is determined to exceed expectations, industry standards in lead times and product offerings. For more information about our waterjet cutting service, contact us today to discuss your design needs.

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Sales Departments
Structural Steel:
713-980-5872 Will Call: 12944 Market St.
Houston, TX 77015
Beaumont:
713-980-5875 Will Call: 1795 Laurel St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
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713-980-5874
Corporate Office:
713-453-3533