September 23, 2020 by admin 0 Comments

Water Jet Cutting Key Terms

Abrasive Blasting

The process of blasting an abrasive material in granular, powdered, or other form through the waterjet machine.


Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is used to make detailed drawings of parts to be cut with the water jet cutter. Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software is used to help develop tool paths. Usually CAD & CAM are included within the same software.

Cold Cutting

The process of cutting hard materials without using heat. The water jet cutting machine uses a high pressure stream of water which prevents heat damage.

Composite Materials

A combination of two materials with different physical properties. Composite materials are often cut with a water jet cutter as they are quite strong and common composite products require a high level of precision.


A type of abrasive material used in waterjet cutting. It is used to increase the cutting power.

High Pressure Water Cutting

The process of using a water cutting machine that uses extremely high pressure water to cut through almost any material. Waterjet Perth uses a water jet cutter with a water pressure of 4,000bar.

Porcelain Tile Cutting

Porcelain is a type of ceramic. Ceramics are hard material which can absorb high compression forces but can’t be sheared easily. Porcelain tile cutting service refers to the service that Waterjet Perth offers (cutting porcelain tile using a high pressure water cutter).

Rubber Gasket Cutting

A rubber gasket is a mechanical seal that is generally inserted between two or more objects to prevent leaks of gas or liquid. There are different methods that can be used to cut rubber gaskets, including waterjet cutting.

Stone Cutting

A process of using a water cutting machine to cut stone. Types of stone include granite, marble, limestone, and slate.

Taper Effect

Techniques that are used to change the shape of the cut. If the water stream spreads out due to being further from the nozzle, a taper effect occurs. The speed of the cut can also cause different taper effects. 

Water Cutting Steel

A process of using a water cutting machine to cut metals and steel. Types of metals include stainless steel, hardened steel, aluminium, copper, and titanium.

Water Jet Cutting Glass

The process of cutting glass using a water cutting machine.

Water Jet Cutting Machine (Water Jet Cutter)

A machine that uses a very high-pressure stream of water (sometimes combined with a granular abrasive) to cut a wide range of materials, including plastics, metals (like steels, alloys, titanium, and copper), rubber, glass, concrete, ceramics, and stone.

Waterjet Cutting Head

A component on the water jet machine that directs the flow of water into a highly focused beam for accurate cutting.

Waterjet Cutting Service

A service that uses a method of cutting materials by utilising a high-pressure jet of water.

WaterJet Perth can help you to achieve the best outcome for your precision cutting project. Click here and one of our experts will be happy to tailor a solution for you.

September 23, 2020 by admin 0 Comments

Water Cutting Steel: Most Common Uses For Decorative Screens

Decorative outdoor screens, fences and gates can add character and charm to any house. The possibilities of design and style are nearly endless and fully customisable when using a water cutting steel process. A water jet cutter uses a high-pressure stream of water (sometimes combined with a granular abrasive such as garnet) to cut a wide range of materials, including steel, aluminium, glass, stone and more.

Decorative screens can set the decor style of the whole house and can be used indoor or outdoor to provide sun protection, privacy or simply to create an inviting and cosy environment. 

Decorative outdoor screens

Decorative Metal Fences and Gates

If you are looking for a way to create privacy from your neighbours, decorative metal fences and gates can be the perfect solution. They can create interesting and decorative hideaways and give your garden walls some character, whilst giving you the level of privacy you need making you feel more relaxed and comfortable at home. View some of our past projects here.

Pool Safe Fencing

Rather than having a standard pool safe fence, you can give your pool and garden a completely different look and feel by using custom metal screens. Our water jet cutter will be able to precisely cut and shape steel, providing you with options that allow for breeze and that are easy to clean and maintain.

Garden & Art Sculptures

You can personalise your backyard and become your neighbour’s envy with beautiful garden and art sculptures.  As metals can become deformed due to excessive heat generated by other types of cutting processes (like laser cut), water jet cutting represents an ideal technique to cut steel. Our waterjet cutting machine does not use any heat, leaving little to no risk of cracking or damaging your materials.

Architectural Facades

Our water jet cutter is perfect for cutting large architectural building panels for facades (or walls). They can be used on the exteriors of new and existing buildings to give a more classic or modern design. Our control system can be pre-programmed for any type of custom metal screen or facade that meets your requirements.

Decorative indoor screens

Decorative Bed Heads

A decorative bed head can give your bedroom a different mood and feel. Our experts will help make sure the decorative bed head is cut with complete accuracy and precision, with no sharp or dangerous edges.

Decorative Room Dividers

Room dividers allow you to break up different living areas. Whether you would like to separate the living room from the kids area, create a cosy, private corner to relax with your book, or separate a bathroom from a bedroom, a decorative screen panel is a very stylish solution.

Why settle for laser cut screens that often have heat damage such as melting, cracking, warping and hardening? A water jet cutting machine that employs water cutting with cold conditions and high pressure water creates a high quality finish. Our service is unmatched. We ensure a precise cut to your exact measurements, every time.

Book in a free consultation today with one of our experts to discuss your next project.

April 1, 2020 by admin 0 Comments

Who is Waterjet?

We are a locally owned company focused on making water jet cutting more accessible as a solution for those tricky, intricate, and tough jobs that need a little pressure applied.

March 31, 2020 by admin 0 Comments

How Can Waterjet Perth Help You On Your Next Precision Cutting project?

Here, at WaterJet Perth, we pride ourselves on our accuracy and top-notch precision cutting service, which is evident in all our work and can be seen on the most recent episode of “Home in WA”.

At WaterJet Perth, virtually any material can be cut; plastics, metals, rubber, glass, concrete, ceramics, or stone as just a few examples of types of materials that our state of art machines can work on.

The end result is always the same: a high-quality finish product, reducing the need for further processing steps. The absence of heat and dust keeps the workplace safe, and environmentally friendly – and this is where Waterjet Perth does it better!

Would you like to know more about WaterJet? Click on the link below to watch our segment on “Home in WA”.

And remember: Our customers come in different sizes, and even though specific requirements may change, Waterjet Perth is committed to providing each of our customers the highest quality service and customer experience.

Do you want to know how WaterJet Perth can help you to achieve the best outcome for your precision cutting project? Click here and one of our experts will be happy to tailor a solution for you.