Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet Cutting Services

As specialists in fabricating and finishing complex metal designs, Nationwide Architectural Metals offers waterjet cutting services proven to create satin smooth and incredibly precise cuts.

Custom Waterjet Cutting

At Nationwide Architectural Metals, we offer custom waterjet cutting services using state-of-the-art machinery. Our CNC waterjet machines are computer-controlled to direct precise and intricate cuts. We use abrasive waterjet cutting services to quickly cut metal parts from sheet metal using a high-pressure stream of water and abrasive.

Unlike laser or plasma cutting, waterjet cutting tools do not rely on heat, instead, they spray water at three times the speed of sound. The pressurized water stream magnifies the effects of erosion to quickly and cleanly cut metal.

Benefits of Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet cutting is one of many cutting services offered at Nationwide Architectural Metals. We will help you determine which cutting process is best for your project.

For example, waterjet cutting is often preferred for pieces that must fit closely together as it provides close tolerances and creates no mechanical stress, heat distortion or heat-affected zone resulting in the elimination of secondary processing.

Other benefits of waterjet cutting include:

  • Increased productivity with faster cutting and higher-quality parts
  • Minimal kerf allowing for exact details
  • Raw material savings due to reduced scrap
  • No thermal damage or heat distortion
  • Secondary finishing not required
  • Tight tolerances achieved while cutting materials
  • Cuts through thick or stacked material
  • Reuse of water solution results in a more environmentally friendly cutting practice

Waterjet cutting can be used in thicknesses ranging from ¼ inch to 8 inches. It is ideal for a wide range of metals including:

  • Mild Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Inconel
  • Brass
  • Tool Steel
  • Nickel alloy
  • Copper
  • Stainless steel
  • Bronze

Waterjet Cutting for Architectural Applications

Waterjet cutting is valued for its precise cutting, ability to cut small details, and smooth finish. For these reasons, waterjet cutting is a useful tool for cutting metals for architectural applications.


  • Exterior lampposts
  • Stair railings
  • Building numbers
  • Elevator sills
  • Decorative window bars
  • Sculptures
  • Architectural details
  • Guardrails

Nationwide Architectural Metals

We are a family-owned business on our third generation of ownership. Our nearly half a century of experience means we have the knowledge to give each of our clients personalized assistance. Additionally, we are ISO-9001:2015 certified and ITAR Registered and we cater to any size project from custom builds to bulk orders.

Contact us today for a fast quote. Your solution will be on time, on spec, and on budget.

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Nationwide Architectural Metals

231 9th ST LN SE

Phone: 800.851.5053

Email: metal@namusa.com

Hours: M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm (EST)