WARDJet: Waterjet Cutting of Precision Board HDU

Coastal Enterprises, manufacturer of Precision Board HDU, partnered with WARDJet to create a new sign for their corporate office.  The results are spectacular and were documented in a blog on their website, including settings information for their Z-Series waterjet.  Check out an excerpt and video below and then head to their website to read the full article.

Precision Board High Density Urethane (HDU), also known as Foam Board, is a popular material with many applications. In the video below, our Z-Series waterjet can be seen cutting a sign out of PBLT-34 Precision Board. This sign was then primed, painted, and mounted in the WARDJet boardroom.

Machine Settings

We used a .010” orifice and a .030” nozzle to cut the Precision Board. Additionally, we used 80 mesh GMA abrasive with an abrasive feed rate of ¾ lb/min. The sign was pre-pierced using a low-pressure, circular piercing method in order to reduce the likelihood of damage to the material. Full pressure (60,000 psi) was then used to cut the sign at a maximum speed of just 11ipm in order to maximize edge quality.

Visit precisionboard.com for additional details on this durable material, including inspiration for more waterjet cutting ideas.

You can read the full blog post on the WARDJet website HERE.

WARDJet is an Ohio-based designer and vertically integrated manufacturer of tailored waterjet cutting solutions that are used to cut materials ranging from tinfoil to titanium.  You can call them at 1-844-WARDJET or email them at sales@wardjet.com.

Coastal Enterprises manufactures Precision Board, a versatile, cost-effective and eco-friendly urethane material used extensively in the tooling industry.  It is a closed-cell, rigid, dimensionally-stable substrate that is ideal for use in a number of different tooling applications.

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