Precision Aluminum Cutting with Water Jet Technology

Created at : Nov 29, 2023

At Red River Precision, we pride ourselves on adopting cutting-edge technologies to provide high-quality solutions for our clients. One such innovative approach is our utilization of water jet technology for precision aluminum cutting.

Understanding Water Jet Aluminum Cutting:

Water jet aluminum cutting involves the use of a high-pressure stream of water, often mixed with abrasive substances, to precisely cut through aluminum sheets and components. This process is particularly advantageous for materials sensitive to heat, as it eliminates the risks of thermal distortion and ensures a clean, precise cut.

The Process in Detail:

High-Pressure Water:

  • Red River Precision employs a state-of-the-art water jet cutting system featuring a high-pressure pump that pressurizes water to levels exceeding 60,000 psi. This high-pressure water is then directed through a small orifice, creating a focused and powerful stream.

Optional Abrasive Addition:

  • To enhance cutting efficiency, abrasive materials such as garnet or aluminum oxide can be added to the water stream. This mixture increases the cutting force, making it highly effective for tougher materials like aluminum.

Precision Cutting:

  • The focused water jet, with or without abrasives, is directed onto the aluminum surface. The material is cut through erosion, resulting in intricate shapes with minimal material wastage. Red River Precision ensures the highest level of precision and accuracy in every cut.

Advantages of Water Jet Aluminum Cutting:

Heat-Free Process:

  • Red River Precision's water jet cutting method produces no heat-affected zones, eliminating the risk of thermal distortion or warping in the aluminum. This is particularly crucial for maintaining the integrity of components in industries like aerospace and automotive.


  • Water jet cutting is not limited to aluminum; it can be applied to a wide range of materials. This versatility allows Red River Precision to cater to diverse industry needs, offering a one-stop solution for precision cutting requirements.

High-Quality Results:

  • Clients can expect high-quality cuts with tight tolerances and minimal kerf width, showcasing Red River Precision's commitment to delivering superior products.

Applications and Industries Served:

Red River Precision's water jet aluminum cutting services find applications in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, and architecture. The precision and flexibility of this cutting method make it an ideal solution for crafting intricate components demanded by these sectors.


Incorporating water jet technology for aluminum cutting, Red River Precision stands at the forefront of precision manufacturing. Our commitment to delivering exceptional results, coupled with the advantages of water jet cutting, positions us as a reliable partner for industries requiring top-notch precision in aluminum components. Trust Red River Precision for cutting-edge solutions that meet and exceed your expectations.