Our high-end technology allows ICS to offer waterjet cutting services which include the processing of composite materials.
We often work with graphite, carbon fiber, fiberglass, reinforced plastic, and composite foams. Since we use the latest technology, we can produce a very narrow water stream that has a low impact on composites. This low impact cutting process eliminates delamination, whiskering, and cracking.
Common Composites Aerospace & Aviation
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)
This fibrous composite material is extremely strong and light-weight. CFRP is often used in industries such as aerospace, because of its high strength-to-weight ratio.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP)
This low-cost composite is made from glass fibers and is often seen in the architecture industry. This composite has a medium weight and a medium density.