Process and Capabilities
The abrasive water jet process works by cutting metal or other materials using a thin stream of highly
pressurized water. This stream is directed by a computer numerical controlled (CNC) arm, achieving a
precision of ±0.005 inches per side. Colorado WaterJet machines feature an actuating head which can
control the stream further and achieve a 90 degree edge, called dynamic cutting. Parts cut with water
jet technology are ready to be machined with normal processes and lack the difficult heat affected
zones that come with other cutting processes, such as plasma or laser.
FLOW Process Comparison Chart
Colorado WaterJet proudly houses a FLOW Mach 4C Water Jet machine, which is capable of 5-axis
Click here to learn more about the Mach 4C. Our 5-axis capabilities are ideal for thick, flat material or
applications such as weld prep.
CWJ also houses a FLOW Mach 3B Integrated flying Bridge (IFB) and a FLOW A-series waterjet.
Click here to learn about the FLOW Mach 3B.
Our operators can cut almost any two dimensional (2D) design, be it a sketch, computer file or
dimensioned drawing. The preferred format is a .dxf file coupled with a dimensioned drawing. We can
also accept .dwg or .stp files.
We can handle prototyping and production runs as needed.