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December 13, 2022
Waterjet Cutting Technology Enables Medical Device Innovation
orthopedic implant being cut on waterjet
small waterjet cutter bed

Small-format waterjets such as the WAZER, are arguably one of the most important tools found in the typical R&D lab. The reasoning is quite simple. Free of the constraints of which materials you can work with, waterjet cutting technology enables innovation.

WAZER Co-Founder and CEO, Nisan Lerea, recently highlighted this in an article for Today’s Medical Developments. While there are a number of other cutting technologies that offer CNC precision, none offer the ability of the waterjet to cut any material without the need to change tooling, and (most importantly) without altering the original properties of the material being cut.

When a small waterjet is combined with other additive or subtractive technologies, the end result is a design that has been risk assessed and proven far beyond what could have been previously accomplished using a limited set of tools. By removing these limits, the focus is on designs without constraints-leading to innovation.