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We are located at 1025 E. Maple Rd in Troy, Michigan. Our Facility is located just east of Rochester Rd, on the north side of Maple.

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1025 E. Maple Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
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Monday 6AM–4:30PM
Tuesday 6AM–4:30PM
Wednesday 6AM–4:30PM
Thursday 6AM–4:30PM
Friday 6AM–4:30PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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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.

WHAT MATERIAL CAN WATERJET NOT CUT?
Among the very few materials that waterjets cannot cut are diamonds and tempered glass. Diamonds are too hard to cut. Tempered glass will shatter when it is cut with a waterjet (tempered glass is designed to shatter when it’s disturbed and is frequently used in windshields for this very reason). A few advanced ceramics are so hard that it’s not economical to cut them. 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. However, there are some techniques we have acquired over the years that allow us to attempt to cut some laminated materials. Many composite materials cut just fine.
MATERIAL INFORMATION
Abrasive Waterjets are a unique cutting method because they can cut almost any material known to man. The materials customers most typically recruit our help for are:

Aluminum Kirksite
Brass Limestone
Bronze Magnesium
Copper Marble
Dies Plastics
Fiberglass Rubber
Granite Steel
Graphite Stainless Steel
Inconel Titanium
Invar
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

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