Waterjet cutting


For specialist and complex shapes metalweb operate one of the largest Waterjet cutting machines in the UK. We have in-house CAD CAM expertise and fully trained technicians providing you with a professional service. metalweb can offer the closest tolerances available in the UK on the largest sized material. With an extensive range of metals already in-stock our Waterjet operation offers you leading edge service and quality.

Our Waterjet service provides you with savings in both time and money through:

  • Accurate finishing
  • Reduced levels of waste
  • Near complete parts which eliminate many secondary operations

In addition, metalweb has in stock a large range of metals, including aluminium, steels, titanium, nickel alloys and copper alloys.This means that unlike many other Waterjet operators we can provide you further reductions in time and costs by not having to source material from elsewhere.

metalweb are therefore uniquely placed in the UK to offer precision cut aluminium parts.


  • Abrasive Waterjet cutting
  • 4 cutting heads with height sensors
  • 2 axis cutting machine
  • 6700mm x 4200mm bed size
  • Maximum thickness for (aluminium) cutting is 250mm
  • Uses CNC control by Fanuc
  • 2 on-line controlled sand hopper units
  • 2 pumps (50 hp each)
  • Software programme by Lantek
  • 5 levels of cutting finish available
  • Distances between heads min 275mm to max 1015mm
  • Maximum movement (Head – I) X = 3010mm; Y = 6470mm; Z = 250mm
  • Full CAD/CAM facilities to receive your DXF drawings
  • Fully trained technicians
  • ISO approved
  • Currently the largest Waterjet machine operated by a UK metal stockholder 

Advantages/Benefits of Waterjet Cutting:

  • Provides finished part production
  • Cuts to very close tolerances
  • Can cut very complex shapes
  • Allows repeat jobs after initial programming
  • Cold cut i.e. no heat affected zones
  • Most thicknesses can be cut
  • Most materials can be cut
  • In comparison to laser cutting it is slower but far better for cutting aluminium and thicker materials
  • Gives greater utilisation of material providing cost savings