How much does abrasive waterjet cutting cost?

On average, the cost to run an abrasive waterjet can cost as low as $20/hr

Cost to Run a Waterjet per hour

Depending on many factors, waterjet cutting could cost as low as
(Excludes Capital Repayment)

Hourly Cost To Run An Abrasive Waterjet

While there are several factors that can affect the hourly cost of running a waterjet, on average, it can cost anywhere between $20/hr - $40/hr to run a waterjet with a single abrasive cutting head at 60,000 psi (does not include labor or capital repayment). Please use the above calculator to determine a cost that best suits your particular situation.

The above estimation amortizes the cost of consumables based on their estimated lifetime. If you'd like a more detailed "Cost to Run A Waterjet" estimation, Get In Touch with one of our waterjet specialists today.

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Waterjet Costs 30HP Pump
.010" Orifice
50HP Pump
.014" Orifice
60/75HP Pump
.016" Orifice
Water Cost $0.29 $0.58 $0.75
Abrasive Cost (at $0.25/lb) $10.50 $19.50 $24.00
Power Cost $2.59 $4.29 $4.74
Parts Cost $2.98 $3.46 $3.70
Misc Cost $3.50 $4.00 $4.25
Operator Cost - - -
Capital Repayment Cost - - -
Total Cost/Hour $19.86/hr $31.83/hr $37.44/hr

Cost of Waterjet Consumables

As with any piece of industrial equipment, waterjets require regular maintenance to keep them at peak performance. Below are a few consumables - included in the above estimate - you're likely to encounter when owning a waterjet.

OrificesCost: $14 - $20
Longevity: 40 hours

NozzlesCost: $80 - $90
Longevity: 80 hours

Mixing ChamberCost: $150 - $160
Longevity: 400 hours

High Pressure Pump SealsCost: $12 - $130
Longevity: 500 - 1,000 hours

Okay, So, How much does a waterjet cutting system cost?

Pricing for small waterjet cutting systems can start around $60k and complete custom systems can reach into the millions. It all depends on your application.

We suggest getting in touch with us so we can learn more about your application and your needs. That way we can tailor a solution that's right for you.
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You should also factor delivery and disposal costs into your cost for abrasive.
Your cost for water and electric may be higher or lower based upon your location and other factors. Include water and sewer rates.
* This calculator is not meant to be a guarantee of cost or lifetime and WARDJet Inc. cannot be held liable for any information herein

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