Metals, including stainless steel, hardened steel, aluminum, copper, and titanium can be cut using waterjet cutting machines. Metals are formed with a crystalline structure which is tightly bound together by electrostatic forces. They have extremely high melting and boiling points. Metals are extremely versatile and are found in applications as diverse as construction, tools, cooking utensils, appliances, bolts, and automotive parts.
Metals are hard materials which require significant force or temperature to cut, but they can be deformed by the excessive heat generated by some cutting techniques (like grinding and machining). Waterjet cutting is an ideal technique to shape metal products without damaging the material.