Waterjet Cutting


Boasting a collection of 6 of the latest CNC fibre and C02 laser cutting machines running 24 hours a day, we can offer the shortest possible lead times at competitive prices nationwide, even for the most challenging of projects.  


With our ISO9001 and BS/EN 1090-1 accreditations we are proud to deliver a quality product and service every time, providing our customers with the confidence that orders will be delivered on time and correct to the highest of standards, every time.   


With over 30 years of experience in the laser profiling industry, our engineers can help make requirements a reality, offering a wealth of knowledge and expertise at every stage of your production process.  

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Charles Day’s Quality Promise

The highest possible quality standards with the after sales support to match

Our Factory Production Controls are in accordance with legally enforceable construction product regulation BS EN 1090 – Level 4

Certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 for all profiling requirements

What Materials Can Be Waterjet Cut?

The versatility of water jet is what makes this profiling method so popular. Couple this with our large cutting bed, you can be assured we have the capacity and capability for almost any job.

  • Mild/Carbon Steels
  • Aluminium and alloys
  • Stainless Steels
  • Brass and Bronze
  • Copper
  • Carbon Fibre
  • Plastics and Acrylic
  • Glass
  • Marble and Granite

Contact our Sales Team for details on specific materials or visit our materials page to get an idea the types of materials we can waterjet cut.

Charles Day Steel What Metals Can Be Waterjet Cut?

Waterjet Cutting Tolerances

Flatness and thickness tolerance generally in accordance with relevant material standard.

Profiling tolerance +/- 0.25mm on top surface.

Edge squareness 1 degree draft angle through part.

Charles Day Steel Waterjet Cutting Tolerances

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Charles Day Steel Variable Cutting Speeds and Edge Quality

Variable Cutting Speeds and Edge Quality

Waterjet cutting has the ability to run at three different cutting speeds, each speed providing a different edge quality.

The fastest speed provides a rough edge quality and is the quickest, cheapest profiling method.

There is a medium speed which provides a middle ground edge quality.

The slowest speed provides a fine edge quality but is a more time consuming cutting method and therefore the more costly of the three cutting speeds.

With a keft (or cut width) of as little as 1mm, even the most detailed profiles can be cut.

Charles Day Steel Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Services / Pure Waterjet Cutting Services

Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Services

Depending on the toughness of the material being cut, garnet (an abraisive agent) is added to the mixture which enables us to profile almost any material.

Pure Waterjet Cutting Services

For softer materials such as rubber, foams and nylons etc. A ‘pure’ stream of water is used with no abraisive additives.

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We continue to invest in the latest cutting technology to provide our customers with the highest quality profile cut parts.

24 hour cutting

Our 6 laser machines are cutting around the clock to ensure we’re always able to provide short lead-times.

Precision parts

We know how important accuracy is for our clients. Our lasers provide the very best in precision cut parts.
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    We’ve been in the profiling business for over 35 years and today we’re considered one of the largest and most diverse specialist cutting companies in the UK. We continue to invest in the latest cutting and automation technology to provide our customers with the highest quality cut parts in the shortest possible lead time.Contact us with your requirements today and join over 5000 customers who choose us for their profiling needs.

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    If you have drawings to send, we’re happy to accept DXF, DWG or dimensioned PDF files. By sending the above file types, we can easily process your order with our quoting system which vastly improves the speed at which we can get you a price.

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    For simple profiles such as squares, rectangles and cirlces with simple holes or slots we can work without a drawing.Alternatively, we also have an in-house CAD drawing team who can draw up your profile for you.As well as this, we also have a Laser QC scanner which enables us to scan and convert a physical object to a readable CAD file.