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1025 E. Maple Road
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 740-4400
Fax: (248) 740-4402
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We’ve been in production for Over 26 Years
Copeland-Gibson is a prototype and production Waterjet cutting facility. We accept walk-in customers and businesses alike to best serve our community. We have been in business for over 26 years and we have a proven history of success, outstanding quality and timely deliveries throughout those years. We welcome the opportunity to quote your project and hope you allow us to serve you soon!
Waterjet cutting is often used during fabrication of machine parts. It is the preferred method when the materials being cut are sensitive to the high temperatures generated by other methods. Abrasive Water-jet cutting is used in various industries, including mining and aerospace, for cutting, shaping, and reaming. With Water-jet, there are no heat affected zones and therefore less risk of micro-abrasions or cracks which destroy aircraft integrity. Some of the materials we can cut include stainless steel, steel, glass, aluminum, wood, brass, copper, stone, plastic, marble, acrylic.
Aerospace Industry - Application Areas
Aircraft manufacturing processes require precision with zero margin for error. Heat affected zones are a primary concern and this is the area where waterjets can provide the most benefit.
From Railings, posts, parking systems, electrical boxes and trunks, gates, metal paneling, industrial strength, patterned
Automotive Assembly Manufacturing
Preparing parts for extrusions and fabrication of machine parts.
BENEFITS OF WATERJET
Waterjet cutting eliminates many problems compared to other ways of cutting materials. No costly fixtures or tooling, no HAZ (heat affected zone), no material warping, no burrs or sharp edges, tolerances within +/- .025″ and no work hardening.
With our process, we can “nest” the parts you’d like us to cut tightly in place to best utilize your material. This allows us to save large portions of the raw stock that would typically be lost with other traditional machining methods.
Because of the high velocity of the cutting stream, any smoke, fume or airborne dust particles from cutting materials such as fiberglass, asbestos, and beryllium are no longer a concern. This greatly reduces problems arising from exposure to hazardous work environments.
Waterjets are eco-friendly in a sense that they don’t produce any hazardous waste. The actual cutting abrasive we use is a ruby called garnet, that is ground into sand. There are many different types of species of garnet with different mineral compositions, all of which have come from the earth and then after our cutting process is then, again returned via landfill.
We currently have 4 machines in our facility that specialize in production Abrasive Waterjet Cutting. Listed below are the machine names, number of cutting heads per machine, table size and relevant information pertaining to our lifting capabilities.
|WARDjet||3||20′ X 13′|
|Chukar1||3||6′ x 10′|
|Chukar2||3||8′ x 12′|
|Chukar3||3||4′ x 8′|
|LIFTING EQUIPMENT||MAX WEIGHT|
|NISSAN HI-LO||4,500 LBS|
|CATERPILLAR HI-LO||15,000 LBS|
|OVERHEAD CRANE||30,000 LBS|
What We Do
CAD/CAM & Quality
Oil Seal Operator
“Jesse and the team at Copeland-Gibson are always very responsive to any questions that come up regarding quotes, material, process, etc. Jesse is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to waterjet cutting and capabilities and I appreciate the consistent quick turnaround on quotations in orders from Copeland-Gibson.”