Key data

  • Any material, up to 5 mm thick (depending on process, tolerance, and material)
  • Positioning precision: 0.0025 mm
  • Cutting precision: ± 0.01 mm (depending on material and thickness)
  • Surface quality: up to N6 (Ra 0.8 μm)
  • Maximum workpiece dimensions: 1000 x 600 mm
  • Web widths down to 0.2 mm
  • Jet / beam diameter: 0.3 (waterjet) / 0.05 (laser)


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Areas of application for microprecision waterjet cutting

Microprecision waterjet cutting, using the newly developed precision waterjet technology called AWJMM® Microwaterjet, and laser fine machining are used in a wide range of industrial areas. Fields of applications include machine building, the electronics and motor vehicle industries, medical technology and watchmaking, chemical and food industries, jewelry.

Machining tasks range from pure cutting to complete, complex solutions, including:

  • Milling
  • Grinding
  • Drilling
  • Threadcutting
  • Reaming
  • Vibratory grinding
  • Bending
  • Riveting
  • Brazing
  • Shrinking
  • Tin plating
  • Assembly
  • Polishing
  • etc.

The spectrum of materials that can be processed has practically no limits. The processing sequence and start and end points can be selected nearly arbitrarily. Only very small process forces and thermal stresses are generated.

General industry / micro precision components

For every component, it is worthwhile to investigate whether production using microprecision waterjet cutting and laser fine machining is the right option.

New materials, high-tech materials, and the desire for smaller, stronger, lighter components require new production options. In us, you have a service provider that is prepared to implement the finest cuts with high precision, efficiently, reliably, and gently.

Electrical industry

We can professionally and efficiently process silicon, mica, graphite, bimetals, and insulation boards. Material properties remain unchanged. Product examples:

  • Chip carriers
  • Complex chipsets
  • Multilayer electronic chips
  • Copper semiconductors
  • Circuit boards (including ceramics)
  • Impulse disks
  • Sensors
  • Piezoceramics
  • Bus bars

Medical technology

Biocompatible materials with complex part contours and high precision present great challenges. We can meet them without changing the microstructure, using a highly reliable process.


The new manufacturing options that micro precision waterjet cutting provides can produce new, complex, or delicate medical products. Unfortunately many cannot be disclosed here, as they are subject to strict confidentiality requirements.

They include:

  • Titanium implants
  • Threaded plates
  • Fixation plates
  • Bone plates
  • Blanks for prosthetics
  • X-ray scales
  • Grippers and clips
  • Fittings
  • Blanks for instruments
  • Technical plastics
  • Silicone objects
  • Carbon and PEEK tools

Optical industry

Hard, wear-resistant, and even extravagant materials are in use, and we can machine them reproducibility at a high quality level.

Automotive and motorsports

Mobility that uses resources carefully, and the materials that it requires, such as Kevlar, carbon and glass fibers, ceramics, and hybrid materials require innovative manufacturing processes. We can provide them for:

  • Gaskets
  • Complex carbon components
  • High performance ceramics
  • Air inlet grilles
  • Wear resistant components


We process heat resistant, highly flammable, insulative, radiation absorbent composite materials, as well as laminates and structural materials, without changing their properties.

High-performance athletics

Along with athletic prowess, materials often make the difference between victory and defeat. Wear-resistant surfaces and lightweight, rigid, and tough materials are needed. They require high-quality, flexible production processes.

Watchmaking & fine mechanics

Hard, wear-resistant, and even extravagant materials are in use, and we can machine them reproducibility at a high quality level.

  • Cutouts in finished boards
  • Watch hands and faces
  • Case contours
  • Bridges and clearances
  • Pawls and gears
  • Springs

Consumer goods and design elements

We can meet designer’s fantastic desires and cut out the most refined, complex, and impressive shapes. Unconventional elements made of combinations of materials can be shaped creatively.

  • Jewelry
  • Electronic entertainment
  • Templates for lighting 

If you are not in one of the fields listed above, or want to test a material that is not shown, let us know. We will be happy to assist you.