The Future of Precision Water Jet Cutting
Incodema is the first and only U.S. Company to install and offer micro waterjet technology, Microcut™.
This process decreases scrap rates and deburring while producing +/-0.01 tolerances.
The Microcut Process
Incodema’s Microcut technology is used to cut a wide range of materials, including heat sensitive types, using high-pressure water and abrasive materials such as crushed garnet.
Microcut cutting capabilities offer high precision with a cutting accuracy of +/-0.0004 in. (0.01mm) and a positioning accuracy of +/-0.0001 in. (0.003mm).
This process quickly and accurately removes material to produce a finished piece with little to no burr or heat deformation. It is an ideal solution for soft materials such as rubber, plastics, or silicone.
With our precision waterjet machining process, there are low occurrences of process forces and thermal stress. With these properties, even the most delicate contours can be cut. Due to the small diameter of the
- Able to cut materials from plastic to hard alloys
- Fast prototype production. “Just in time” fabrication
- High cutting speeds
- High cutting accuracy
- High surface quality
- Optimal material usage
- Low cutting forces (load)
- No thermal impact (heat)
- No change in material structure
- Narrow kerf width
- Minimal secondary finishing
How Does Microcut™ Compare to Other Forms of Cutting?
- Fast transition from design to cutting
- Faster setup and cutting speed with higher accuracy
- Minimizes secondary cleaning operations
- Small kerfs
- Ideal from prototype to high volume production
- Optimum material utilization with CAD/CAM software
- Positioning accuracy 0.0001 in. (0.003mm)
- Contouring accuracy +/- 0.0004 in (0.01mm)
- Kerf width 0.009 in (0.2 mm) min.
- Kerf width 0.0118 in. (0.3 mm) min. with abrasive
work piecesize 24 x 39 inches (600 x 1000 mm)
In comparison, wire EDM and laser cutting technologies as thermal processes make it impossible to produce such high precision results without affecting material molecular makeup.
The Microcut process was specifically designed to machine two-dimensional, high precision, and micro parts with a substantially smaller kerf width (0.012in.) compared to traditional cutting processes (0.045in.) that are primarily used to cut or rough out large shapes and/or thicker materials.
More competitive with EDM and Laser Cutting, Microcut cuts without Heat Affected Zones (HAZ).
- Research & Development
- Automotive/ Motorsports
- Medical Technology/ Tools/ Implants/ Components
- Aerospace/ Defense
- Art/ Jewelry
- Scale Models