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Waterjet Cutting

Process: Erosion process using a mixture of high pressure water and garnet (sand)

Heat Input: None (cold process)

Thermal Damage: No part distortion or thermal damage

Material Types: All materials 

Material Thickness: <11"

Part Accuracy: .001" 

Edge Cleanup:  None, part can be used as-is after cutting 

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Plasma

Process: Melting process using a high temperature gas

Heat Input: High heat input

Thermal Damage: Significant distortion and thermal damage 

Material Types: Primarily steel, stainless steel, and aluminum 

Material Thickness: <2-3"

Part Accuracy: .010"

Edge Cleanup:  Heavy deburring and slag removal required

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Laser

Process: Melting process using a concentrated light beam

Heat Input: High heat input

Thermal Damage: Significant distortion and thermal damage 

Material Types: Primarily steel, stainless steel, aluminum 

Material Thickness: <1"

Part Accuracy: .001"

Edge Cleanup: Heavy deburring and slag removal required

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EDM

Process: Erosion process using electrical discharge to erode material

Heat Input: High heat input

Thermal Damage: Significant microscopic thermal damage 

Material Types: Only conductive material 

Material Thickness: <12"

Part Accuracy: .001"

Edge Cleanup: Recast layer removal required by most aerospace customers

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