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Whether you’re in the aerospace, automotive, or medical device industry, the quality and accuracy of your components can make or break your business. We know time is money, and that’s where the Pre-Machining Service offered by Waterjet West comes into play. With free shipping to southern California, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, North County, Irvine, and more, let us bid on your project and have parts shipped straight to your shop. When you are working with expensive or hard-to-machine materials like Stainless Steel, Magnesium, Inconel, Titanium, Hastelloy, and more, you can save tons of time and money by cutting your blanks on the waterjet. The waterjet can do difficult and slow jobs like cutting 0.125″ wide slits, 1.5″ deep, and 2′ long in 316-grade stainless steel. Are you concerned about starting a fire while machining magnesium? Have us rough out your magnesium machine-ready blanks and drastically reduce the amount of CNC milling you need to watch while worrying about starting a fire.

Need to increase your CNC milling capacity? Having Waterjet West cut your machine-ready blanks can drastically reduce your process time and increase your throughput to meet your customer’s demands. Depending on your part design, you can save up to 90% of the time it would take to rough out your parts from solid metal vs our machine-ready blanks. We can get you within 10-50 thousandths, and you can complete the part with just a pass or 2 on the areas that were waterjet cut.

Are you wondering what the best way to get the highest yield from expensive metals like Inconel, brass, thick aluminum, thick stainless steel, etc. is? The waterjet’s kerf around 0.030 to 0.040″ can rough out many more blanks from the same material compared to CNC milling. We usually leave about 1/16″ to 1/8″ between parts just to ensure they come out perfectly. Efficient nesting these parts will reduce waste and increase profits.