Waterjet Cutting

A fine but extremely powerful jet of water – projected at a rate of up to 60,000 pounds per square inch (PSI) – easily slices through materials such as metals, marble, stone, foam, rubber, plastic and fibre glass to name a few.  

When combined with an abrasive agent, even extremely hard materials such as titanium provides little challenge to this profiling method whilst maintaining highly accurate, burr-free edges with no heat affected zone (HAZ).


With 3 multiheaded machines, one of which boasts one of the largest beds in the UK capable of cutting up to 8.25m x 4m materials, we are an industry leading waterjet cutting services provider.


As one of the first adopters of the technology we have experience of cutting all sorts of projects and materials that spans for over a decade. There is very little we can’t handle and nothing we can’t help with.


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.

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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.

Work with us

24 hour cutting

Our 3 Waterjet machines are cutting around the clock to guarantee short lead times

Precision parts

We know how important accuracy is for our clients.  Waterjet cutting provides the very best in precision parts and cutting finishes


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