WaterJet Cutting

WaterJet Cutting

Longveld’s waterjet cutting services are accurate and cost effective.

Longveld offers precision waterjet profile cutting services which utilise an extremely accurate technology and high pressure 60,000psi water and garnet cutting stream.

Our Techni Waterjet Intec-G2 1020 is the latest in waterjet technology. As the only one of its kind it has a bed size of 6100mm x 3030mm and provides:

  • 5 axis cutting head with direct drive and continuous 360 degrees rotation enabling any shape to be cut without having to re-position the cutting head.
  • 60 degree bevel cutting capable of producing parts with true angle up to 60 degrees.
  • Multi-pass cutting for quick and easy chamfers, weld preparations and countersinks on either or both sides of the plate.
  • Terrain mapping capable of maintaining an exact standoff distance between the nozzle and the work piece, even on plate that is not flat.
  • Extremely accurate direct drive technology capable of producing parts to tolerances of 1 degree.

Our smaller Techni Waterjet 4000-X2 has a bed size of 3000mm x 1500mm.

Both our waterjets have the following capabilities:

  • 1mm cutting stream.
  • 1mm tolerance.
  • cuts up to 200mm thickness hard materials or 300mm thickness soft materials.
  • CNC operated from DXF files.
  • perforates most materials without starting holes.
  • flexible machine integration.
  • bevel cutting capacity.

We can work with your drawings or create CAD files for you from sketches or patterns. Waterjet is ideal for low volume one-offs, prototypes and fine intricate shapes.

Waterjet profile cutting has several advantages over other cutting technologies:

No heat affected zone

Waterjet is a cold cutting process so there is no heat affected zone. This means no warping or surface hardening, and no grinding required for weld preparation.


Waterjet will cut virtually any material faster than many conventional cutting tools, for example:

  • all metals.
  • carbon fibre.
  • non-toughened glass.
  • granite.
  • concrete.
  • stone.
  • plastic composites.
  • rubber and foam.

Waterjet can also cut fiber-reinforced materials, reflective materials, uneven surfaces and stacked layers of different materials.

Maximises material yields

Waterjet utilises a very fine cutting stream, or kerf, and this combined with no heat affected zone, enables tight nesting of only 1mm apart. In today’s world of high-priced raw materials and limited resources, waterjet’s small kerf and part-on-part nesting capabilities ensure maximum material yields, therefore increasing cost-effectiveness.