Wiegel has invested in waterjet cutting technology as an alternative manufacturing method that produces quick and cost-effective parts for many applications without the need for tooling design and production. Waterjet cutting is a cold process that uses 60,000 psi abrasive water pressure to cut through nearly any material at a rapid rate. For prototyping and short-run quantities that don’t require extremely tight tolerances, we can waterjet parts for OEM and tier manufacturers in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, electric vehicle, electrical equipment, electronics, lighting, military and defense, solar, structural building components, and telecommunications industries, among others.
We’ve added speed and versatility to our manufacturing capabilities by utilizing the latest waterjet technology from Flow International Corporation, a world leader in innovative waterjet machinery. Our waterjet machine is 6.5 x 46 ft with a cutting bed size of 6.5 x 13 ft, allowing us to cut parts at short-run volumes. Our waterjet’s design and cutting software enable us to manipulate designs on screen and nest parts closely together to provide better usage of material, limiting material waste, and reducing the cost of manufacturing your parts. With waterjet, we are capable of cutting the most intricate and complex shapes for 2D part designs. If 3D parts are designed with required bends, we can place parts in secondary processes for forming applications. Our waterjet also features dynamic taper compensation, which controls and confines the water and keeps the jet stream thin and straight, preventing water taper and creating more accuracy and precision in cutting.
Unlike traditional progressive metal stamping processes, waterjet requires no need for tooling or complex fixturing, further reducing manufacturing costs. Depending on material thickness and part requirements, our operators can also cut stacked material to cut more parts in one operation and decrease manufacturing time. Secondary operations for waterjet cut parts are assembly, counterboring, countersinking, deburring, forming, heat treating, milling, plating, powder coating, riveting, tapping, and welding. For assembly needs, we can place waterjet cut parts in a secondary semi-automated assembly process to combine multiple stamped parts and join plastic, metal inserts, or hardware components such as fasteners, screw machine parts, bushings, nuts, and studs to waterjet cut parts.
Manufacture your complex and intricately shaped parts at rapid speed with waterjet services from Wiegel.
Our Production Parts
Wiegel produces a variety of precision metal stampings made from copper, precious metal, and ferrous metals. We specialize in the manufacturing of both precision electrical connectors and non-electrical parts that are used in our world’s most demanded consumer products and essentials.
Wiegel is capable of producing a range of products using waterjet cutting technology including:
- Bicycle Sprockets
- Billet Parts
- Blade Mount Clamps
- Blade Mount Plates
- Brake Components and Assemblies
- Brake Pedals
- Clutch Covers
- Control Arms
- Counter Weight Shafts
- Engine Components
- Equipment Supplies
- Exterior Trim
- Forklift Parts Components
- Front Panels
- Furniture Parts
- Fuse Boxes
- Fuse Clips
- Heat Sinks
- Lighting Components
- Motor Brackets
- Motor Covers
- Motorcycle Clutch Shift Knob Parts
- Motorcycle Kickstands
- Motorcycle Handlebar Stabilizers
- Motorcycle Spines
- Panel Mounting Brackets
- Printer Cartridge Blades
- Robot Parts
- Seat Belt Bucket (Steel Tongue)
- Sensor Components
- Shim Packs
- Suspension Parts
- Swing Arm Spacers
- Tail Fins
- Tail Mount Plates
- Wind Blades
- Wire and Cable Connectors (blanks)
Although other cutting methods can adversely impact sensitive materials due to heat zones, waterjet is a cold process, which doesn’t affect the integrity of the part design or the hardness of the raw material and material edges. Since there is no heat involved in this process, there is no distortion of parts or mechanical stresses, ensuring the unique properties of any material are yielding exactly what our customers want for their waterjet parts. We have the capabilities of cutting virtually any material with waterjet including:
- Phosphor Bronze
- Beryllium Copper
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Galvanized Steel
Equipment Capabilities Include:
- Waterjet Pressure: 60,000 psi
- Cutting Bed Length: 13 ft (156 in)
- Cutting Bed Width: 6.5 ft (78 in)
- Part Thickness: 032 in (.813 mm) to 10 in (254 mm)
- Minimal Hole Cut Out Size: 0.1 in (2.54 mm)
- Tolerance: +/- .003 in (+/- .076 mm) *tolerance may vary based on material thickness
We Prioritize customer satisfaction
At Wiegel, our utmost priority is customer satisfaction with the quality and integrity of our parts. In-die sensors, press monitoring systems, camera vision systems and a dedicated inspection team ensure parts leaving the production line exceed customer expectations.
Wiegel invests in cutting-edge technology to drive process efficiencies and produce high-quality and cost-effective products. We operate progressive die metal stamping technology from Minster and Bruderer, the leaders in stamping automation technology and equipment. Our enhanced manufacturing equipment is capable of producing with more precision and accuracy and can achieve complex geometries and tighter tolerances. We also have a dedicated automation department that develops in-die sensor technology and camera vision systems used to incorporate quality assurance through all phases of stamping production. With a committed team, innovative equipment, and superior quality control, Wiegel can provide progressive die high-speed stamping and heavy stamping services that turnaround reliable parts on-time and on-budget.
Wiegel is known for building partnerships through a “co-engineered” approach to collaboratively address design and manufacturing challenges alongside our customers. Together, with customer engineering and sourcing teams, we are routinely able to co-develop solutions and bring cost saving ideas to complex projects. It is our goal to optimize efficiency on every project by seamlessly bridging the workflow between the customer and Wiegel. Decades of experience has proven to us that the most cost-effective manufacturing strategies synergize the best engineering practices at both the customer and at Wiegel. We continually strive to be a premier service provider and invaluable resource to each customer by helping to drive efficiencies in all moving parts of a project.
With Zeiss CMMs, OGP smart scopes and dedicated sensor and camera vision system technology to monitor stamping parts in and off production lines, our customers know quality assurance is our number one priority. We are IATF and ISO certified and have a dedicated quality lab and inspection team responsible for maintaining quality control at the greatest extent.Learn More
Wiegel lives by the philosophy of embracing the latest technology. We have regular technology updates and new equipment acquisitions so we can always have the necessary tools to develop breakthrough techniques and processes and deliver quality parts.Learn More
Supply Chain Management
From the very bottom of the supply chain, we manage product material, metal stamping production, pre- and post- stamping operations as well as product handling, tactical scheduling, logistics and delivery. Wiegel helps manufacturing customers reduce their supply base by offering assistance in all phases of metal stamping production from early design concepts to tooling to production of finished stampings and assemblies. Customers can track projects with real-time updates and keep all teams aligned with project goals.Learn More
It’s our mission to offer premier metal stamping and metal forming solutions to the most challenging and innovative engineering product designs. We combine advanced metal stamping production and tooling equipment, superior quality controls, seamless automation and production processes, and a knowledgeable and experienced team to serve an array of market segments.
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