OMAX Waterjet Cutting Precision Board HDU

Waterjets have been becoming increasingly popular due to their ability to cut any type of material that comes in the shop door, including Precision Board HDU.  You can never predict what the next job is going to require, so having the capability to cut any substrate is a great addition to any shop arsenal.

OMAX Corporation, a manufacturer of premium waterjet cutting machines, recently filmed cutting of Precision Board HDU in order to show just what this amazing technology can do.  Check out the video below and dial the settings info in if you plan on cutting high-density urethane anytime soon.

Waterjet cutting is a high-performance industrial cutting method that offers some unique benefits in comparison with milling, plasma cutting, or hand carving. With advancements in technology, waterjet cutting of Precision Board tools and signs has become a more attractive option.  Because water jet cutting produces no heat-affected zone (HAZ) like other cutting methods, it can safely cut urethanes, metals, and other materials without affecting their structural properties. Waterjet cutters are capable of extreme precision, and can produce intricate designs and complex shapes when used with CAD software and specialized machining heads.  It also eliminates dust in the air from cutting.


In this demonstration, a MAXIEM 1515 is used to cut out the OMAX logo from a sample of PBLT-40 Precision Board HDU.  You can get settings info below.

Settings Info:

  • 40HP Pump
  • .0010 Orifice Nozzle
  • .0021 Diameter Mixing Tube
  • 120 grit Barton Garnet Cutting Media


As you can see, waterjet cutting is definitely a viable option for those looking to cut intricate designs in Precision Board. It produces no burn or char marks like a laser or plasma cutter would, and it can be used with any density or thickness of material.  Head over to our YouTube Channel to view a video playlist of Precision Board HDU being waterjet cut by various industry machines.


Based in Kent, Washington, OMAX Corporation is a global leader in advanced abrasive waterjet systems that cut virtually any material and thickness with unmatched speed and accuracy. Owner of the OMAX, MAXIEM, GlobalMAX, and ProtoMAX brands, the company provides a comprehensive selection of JetMachining Centers that feature intuitive software controls and incorporate the most efficient pump technology available. In developing its machines, the company designs, manufactures, assembles and tests components as a complete system to ensure optimum performance. The company also has the most comprehensive service and support network in the waterjet industry to keep its customers ahead of the manufacturing curve.  You can visit their website or call them at 800-838-0343.


Coastal Enterprises manufactures Precision Board HDU, a versatile, cost-effective and eco-friendly urethane sign material that is particularly effective for making professional-looking indoor and outdoor dimensional signs.  It is a closed-cell rigid substrate that does not rot, warp or crack.  You can request free samplesget a quote or sign up for periodic newsletters packed with helpful information.