What we can do
Our waterjet is a Flow Mach3 1313b
The cutting envelope is 51" x51" - we handle larger materials such as 4' x 8" by extending the material to the outer edges
We can handle materials up to 7" thick/tall.
Our special Vacuum Pierce makes sure that brittle materials such as glass, stone, mirror, plastics and compsite materials ( like fibreglass and carbon fiber ) don't break in the process of cutting
Cutting Brittle Materials
Our machine is complete with a vacuum assisted pierce. This is useful when cutting brittle materials such as plastics, composites, glass, mirror and stone. During regular piercing the material is exposed to a jet of pure water for a fraction of a second before the abrasive kicks in. This initial jet of pure water can cause cracking and delamination in fragile materials. The vacuum assist works by pre-flowing abrasive through the cutting head so that the material never experiences water without abrasive.
Also, most waterjet companies who specialize in metals use a coarse garnet to cut very aggressivly while at Marin Designwoorks Waterjet, we use a very fine grit garnet for a very fine cut edge even on sensitive materials like glass/mirror carbon fiber stone and porcelain, etc.
Etching and Engraving
One of our newest machines is our 100 watt Laser which is capable of engraving materials such as glass, porcelain, stone, plastics, and wood -
Laser Cutting and Engraving
We have a 24" by 36" 100w CO2 laser cutter. This machine is primarily used for etching and engraving but, we are happy to laser cut parts out of wood, plastic or foam for you.