Riga, Latvia LV-1073
Products and markets
Waterjet machines are not specialty machines for niche applications. They are general purpose tools that are useful in any machine shop. Following is is a small sampling of specialized applications.
General purpose machine shops
Waterjets are good all-around machine tools, as it is fast and easy to go from idea to finished part. Waterjets can also work with many different types of materials with minimal fixturing and setup.
Waterjets are used for making parts of products that are sold, as well as many of the parts used to make the machines on the assembly lines.
Similar to the art market, there are many machines out there making custom flooring from stone, as well as making architectural details from metal
Companies that makes parts for the aerospace industry maching lots of aluminum, which is easily machined on a waterjet. Exotic metals such as titanium can also be machined by waterjets.
Automotive & Transportation
Prototyping and production parts for automobiles, and the tooling for making automobiles. Also there are a lot of custom race car parts made on waterjets.
Artists use waterjets because they can create intricate designs in materials that have traditionally been difficult to work with, such as stained glass, marble and stone.
Model shops / Rapid prototyping
Fast turn-around of single piece production in nearly any material makes waterjets great for these kinds of applications.