Waterjet Cutting & Machining

SMP’s Waterjet cutting and machining applies for tight tolerance applications. We process materials such as Stainless Steel, Titanium, High Nickel Alloys, Aluminum, Red Metals and all grades of Carbon Steel. With a 10’ x 20’ cutting envelope, we offer five Waterjet cut finishes including a Separation cut, Through cut, Clean cut, Good Edge finish, and Excellent Edge finish. In addition to clean cuts that do not require secondary finishing, our Waterjet services are cost effective with quick turnaround times. View brochure here.


3 Axis Waterjet Cutting

All materials that SMP processes – stainless steel, titanium, high nickel alloys, aluminum – are excellent candidates for waterjet cutting. Tight tolerances, quality edge condition and minimal burr are some of the advantages you get from waterjet cutting. Also, the fact that our waterjet cuts with high pressured water (60,000 P.S.I.) in combination with the abrasive material garnet, means that there is no thermal distortion or heat affected zones.

Providing a one stop shop for our customers that rely on us for slab, plate, sheet grinding and polishing translates into quicker turnaround times, lower freight costs and the consistent quality you have come to expect from SMP.

Contact your SMP sales representative today with questions and inquiries, or send along an e-mail to sales@specialtymetalspro.com.

SMP Waterjet Cutting & Machining


Cutting envelope: 10’ x 20’ (capable of cutting large plates and small plates as well) Effectively cuts using high pressured water (60,000 P.S.I.) in combination with the abrasive material garnet.

Material thickness: up to 6”

Materials: Stainless Steel, Titanium, High Nickel Alloys, Aluminum, Red Metals, All Grades of Carbon Steel

Any size order: Prototypes, Small and Large Production Volumes

There are five different Waterjet cut finishes:
Q1 – Separation Cut
Q2 – Through Cut
Q3 – Clean Cut
Q4 – Good Edge Finish
Q5 – Excellent Edge Finish

WaterJet Advantages:

Tight tolerances – quality edge condition – minimal burr

No thermal distortion, heat affected zones or stress risers (other cutting methods such as plasma and laser create a heat effect zone on the material)

Quick turnaround time and low set up costs

SMP Waterjet Cutting & Machining