THE FIRST DESKTOP WATERJET CUTTER
WAZER is the first waterjet cutter that can fit in every workshop. It cuts through any material and is compact and contained, making it, clean, safe and quiet to operate. WAZER's digital control achieves detail and accuracy impossible by hand, while freeing you up to complete other tasks.
Traditional waterjets cost upwards of $100,000, but with WAZER, we’re changing that, bringing this advanced technology to every workshop.
What You Can Cut
What You Can Make
WAZER can cut through any material, which allows you to make things with professional-grade quality.
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What People Are Saying
“Wazer is making available to everyone high-end fabrication tech that has hitherto been reserved for heavy industrial users with deep pockets.” - TechCrunch
“It puts a precision-cutting technology previously only available to a few in the hands of the many.” - Digital Trends
“The material options are almost limitless.” - MAKE
“Now you can cut steel, stone, glass, ceramics, carbon fiber and other hard materials with something that fits on a workbench.” - Core77
Waterjet technology has significant advantages over conventional cutting methods:
- Cuts any material
- Achieves intricate detail
- Requires no ventilation
- Results in a smooth surface finish
- No heat-induced material warping
Waterjets, however, are known for being large and expensive machines that require significant infrastructure and high maintenance. For these reasons most individual makers and small businesses don't have access to a waterjet, so we decided to make one that could be used with a limited budget and minimal space.
WAZER works by combining sand-like abrasive particles with a high-pressure water stream. The mixture exits the nozzle and cuts through the workpiece, removing material through a micro-erosion process. The abrasive used, referred to as "garnet", consists of rock that is ground to very small and consistent particle sizes. Garnet is a commodity, it is non-toxic and is easily disposable.
How WAZER Works
Hardware: WAZER has unique features that make it appropriate for a small workshop environment:
Watch Dan go through the process of operating WAZER step-by-step.
Software: With WAZER, going from design to cutting is fast. Design your part in whichever software you’re used to, like Solidworks, Adobe Illustrator or Google SketchUp (or if you aren't familiar with any we'll suggest a basic, easy-to-learn, software for you). Load that drawing file (DXF and SVG) into WAZER software and let the easy to use software guide you through setting up your cut.
WAZER comes as a desktop unit with a separated pump box, which can be placed anywhere within the vicinity of the machine. There are optional removable legs to convert WAZER into a stand-up unit.