About

Copeland-Gibson

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.

What We Do

Aerospace Industry - Application Areas

Aircraft manufacturing processes require precision with of zero margin for error. Jet engines, turbine blades and composite materials for aircraft are just some of the components we produce.

Municipal Infrastructure

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.

What We Do

Copeland-Gibson Products Corp. is a prototype and production Waterjet cutting facility. We house a highly qualified staff with nearly 100 combined years of abrasive jet cutting experience, four state of the art Abrasive Waterjet systems, full CAD/CAM capabilities, extensive lift equipment including a 15-ton crane, all of which makes us the perfect choice for your Waterjet cutting source.
We have been honored by The City Of Troy on January 28th, 2015 and we are also one of the longest-serving Waterjet Cutting job shops in the country. Simply put our 9,400 sq ft facility hosts some of the most experienced staff in the country and our years of Waterjet Cutting know how will assure that you’ll receive the highest level of service and quality while helping you meet your tight deadlines.
OUR EQUIPMENT
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.

MACHINE HEADS TABLE SIZE
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
MATERIALS WE CAN CUT
These are the most common materials that we cut.

Aluminum KEVLAR
Brass Limestone
Bronze Magnesium
Copper Marble
Dies Plastics
Fiberglass Rubber
Granite Steel
Graphite Stainless Steel
Inconel Titanium
Invar Composites
BENEFITS OF WATERJET CUTTING
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.

Years Established

Completed Projects

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Is there anything WaterJet Can't Cut?

Among the very few materials that waterjets cannot cut are diamonds and tempered glass. … Some composite materials (layers of different materials sandwiched together) can’t be cut because the water can seep between the layers and “delaminate” the material. Many composite materials cut just fine.
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How accurate is Waterjet Cutting?

Accuracy. Flow waterjets can make parts to very tight tolerances, some systems can create parts with a tolerance as close as 0.001″ (0.025 mm). For waterjet cutting, typical part tolerances range from between 0.003″ and 0.005″ of an inch.
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Why Are Waterjets So Powerful

Waterjets are able to cut hard materials by pressurizing water to ultra-high pressures and creating a powerful cutting stream (up to 6000 bars). The stream moves at a velocity of up to 3 times the speed of sound. When this high-speed water is focused on a precise point, it can cut nearly everything!