Birmingham Rubber & Gasket

In Business Since 1972

(205) 942-2541

WATERJET FABRICATION

 

Birmingham Rubber & Gasket is proud to offer the best in material fabrication. The FLOW® Waterjet is a “Mach 3 Dynamic Waterjet” that can cut virtually any material on Earth. These machines along with our die press and skilled hand fabricators give our customer the advantage when it comes to custom fabrication.

HOW IT WORKS

Cutting material with ultra-high pressure water is an involved process that starts with the same water which comes from our faucet. We soften and purify the water before it even reaches the pump. The FLOW® intensifier shifts back and fourth to intake the water which is again filtered by a 1 micron and a .45 micron filter. As the intensifier shifts it converts 3000 PSI of hydraulic pressure to 60,000 PSI water pressure that moves through high pressure tubing to the cutting head. The cutting head contains a valve that shuts the flow off or allows the water to be forced thru a jewel orifice to the material. Waterjet cutting isn’t actually cutting; it’s technically eroding.

 
 

CAPABILITIES

Rubber (all types)

Compressed Gasket Sheet

Graphite Gasket Sheet

Conveyor Belt

Sponge

Foam

Vegetable Fiber

Cork

Matting

Urethane

Teflon

UHMW

HDPE

Acryic

Plexiglass

Carbon Fiber

PVC

Delrin

Polypropylene

Kevlar

Steel (all types)

Aluminum

Copper

Tungsten

Iron

Jade

Titanium

Stone (all types)

Glass (except tempered)

Laminate

ADVANTAGES

Ultra high accuracy/adherence to tight tolerances

Virtually any 2D shape can be fabricated

No heat affected zones, no post re-testing of spec material

Diversity: can cut any material other than tempered glass

Cuts up to 6″ thick materials

Rapid Prototyping

Repeatability due to savable programs/drawings

No re-tooling

Reduced material waste

Reduced taper due to dynamic cutting

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COMMONLY PRODUCED PARTS

Flange Gaskets

Rubber Washers

Rubber Bushings

Skirtboard Pads

Tank Cover Gaskets

Radar Dome Gaskets

Air Compressor Gaskets

Flexible Graphite Gaskets

Bearing Pads

Automotive Gaskets

Plastic Washers

Plastic Bushings

Sight Glasses

Wear Pads

Stencils

Starboard Products G10 and Phenolic Gaskets and Parts

Heat Shields

Custom Gas Case Liners

Plastic Shims

Steel Washers

Steel Buildings

Copper Gaskets

Flange Blanks

Retaining Rings

Ballistic Steel Shields

Stone Inlays

Metal Shims

Laminate