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Waterjet cutters are amazing tools that cut any material.

Traditionally, waterjet cutters have been out of reach for the individual or small business because of the high cost and massive size of the machines.

Popular fabrication tools on the market like 3-D printers and laser cutters, can only work with plastics and other soft materials. CNC machines are great for complex shapes but struggle with cutting flat sheets. Unlike them, WAZER can cut through sheets of any material including metal, stone, ceramic, composites, plastic, rubber, and foam. It cuts the materials the world is made of, and is great for professional-grade fabrication.

The original idea began as a senior design project at Penn Engineering, because we needed an easy-to-use tool that could make precision cuts in hard materials. While there, we conducted early research into low-cost waterjet technology.

The response was incredible, and after a few years of developing our engineering skills at more established companies, we decided to focus full time on building out the first desktop waterjet.

We spent most of 2016 in Shenzhen, China developing the business and further iterating on the design and engineering of WAZER as part of HAX, the world's first and largest hardware accelerator.

We’re thrilled to be offering WAZER at a price that’s within reach for the individual hobbyist, maker, and small business. As makers, we are excited to use this tool ourselves, and we are eager to see what you will use it for!

- Nisan and Matt
 
 
Nisan Lerea   Co-Founder & CEO

Nisan Lerea
Co-Founder & CEO

Matt Nowicki   Co-Founder & CTO

Matt Nowicki
Co-Founder & CTO

 
 
Christian Moore   Senior Product Engineer

Christian Moore
Senior Product Engineer

Hayley Zhang   Supply Chain Manager

Hayley Zhang
Supply Chain Manager

Nicholas Atherton   Manufacturing Manager

Nicholas Atherton
Manufacturing Manager

 
Sam Gruen   Director of Operations

Sam Gruen
Director of Operations

Shuhuan Yu  Product Engineer

Shuhuan Yu
Product Engineer

Edwin Ascencio  Production Technician

Edwin Ascencio
Production Technician

 
Griffin Dennis  Manufacturing Engineer

Griffin Dennis
Manufacturing Engineer

Jayson Amaya   Production Technician

Jayson Amaya
Production Technician

Jeremy Apana  Production Technician

Jeremy Apana
Production Technician

 
Rodney Ross  Production Technician

Rodney Ross
Production Technician

Alissa Carreras  Production Technician

Alissa Carreras
Production Technician

Michelle Matos  Production Technician

Michelle Matos
Production Technician

 
Chris Patino   Production Technician

Chris Patino
Production Technician

Aaron Johnson  Production Technician

Aaron Johnson
Production Technician

Daniel Sommer  Senior Sales Manager

Daniel Sommer
Senior Sales Manager

 
Traniece Smokes  Production Technician

Traniece Smokes
Production Technician

Akim English  Production Technician

Akim English
Production Technician

 
Andrew Ding  Quality Engineer

Andrew Ding
Quality Engineer

Trevor Sage-EL  Designer & Web Developer

Trevor Sage-EL
Designer & Web Developer

 
Dan Gorski                                                                                                                      Technical Support Engineer

Dan Gorski                                                                                                                      Technical Support Engineer

Bernard Ade                                                                                                               Inside Sales Executive

Bernard Ade                                                                                                              Inside Sales Executive

 
 Roland Korn                                                                                                          Inside Sales Executive 

 Roland Korn                                                                                                         Inside Sales Executive 

We are a team of mechanical, electrical and manufacturing engineers.

Collectively we have led the designs of multiple products both at startup and large companies, with hundreds of thousands of units shipped. We have experience managing overseas manufacturers, local suppliers and in-house production. Previous experiences also include working at a local makerspace and operating an industrial waterjet at a custom fabrication shop.

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Past Projects

The WAZER founders and early team all met at Penn Engineering, building custom racecars each year for the FSAE international comptetition. We all like to make things whether it's a giant fan-assisted fire-pit, beer, or a trebuchet.

How We Got Here

WAZER began as undergraduate research in 2012, where Nisan led a team of students developing low-cost waterjet technology. In early 2015, Nisan and Matt quit their jobs to continue developing the waterjet. In January 2016, Dan and Christian came on-board, and we temporarily moved to Shenzhen, China to join Hax Accelerator, the world's first and largest hardware accelerator.

We worked hard developing WAZER

  • We assembled a team of engineers

  • Listened and incorporated various market needs

  • Built 5 generations of prototypes

  • Designed the final prototype with production processes in mind

  • Established relationships with key manufacturing suppliers

  • Tested the performance on a wide variety of materials

Where We're Going

With our $1.3 million crowdfunding campaign behind us, we're preparing for production and working tirelessly to get the units shipped as soon as possible!