From Students to Sellers: Penn Buys a WAZER Waterjet Cutter from Alums

The founders of WAZER built racecars at UPenn and spent hundreds of hours cutting sheet metal by hand. Penn Engineering did not have a waterjet cutter because they’re so big and expensive. So, they built a small one as a school project. After graduating and a couple years of development at HAX accelerator, WAZER created the first desktop waterjet. It’s the only desktop machine that cuts virtually everything, including steel, titanium, aluminum, glass, stone, tile and carbon fiber.

Traditional waterjets cost upwards of $100,000 and are too large and messy to fit in most workshops. WAZER costs $7,500. Since WAZER is so affordable compared to traditional waterjets, it makes it accessible to small businesses and schools who want to iterate quickly on designs without having to spend time and money sending their projects out to be made by an external waterjet service.

WAZER is also perfect for manufacturers. The WAZER provides professional solutions that keep their large machines running while their WAZER is used for prototyping and providing low-volume manufacturing.

WAZER’s high-velocity jet uses a combination of high-pressure water and sand-like abrasive particles to cut through the workpiece, achieving a high level of digital precision. WAZER has a cut area of 12” x 18” and is capable of cutting up to ½” Aluminum and ¼” Mild Steel.

WAZER is easy to set up with no special electrical or water requirements. It runs on 110V AC / 60Hz and all you need is a water source like a sink or a hose pipe along with a drain. If you have a sink and two outlets you are ready to go. WAZER is compact and contained, it’s fully enclosed, making it safe, clean and quiet to operate.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

  • WAZER is affordable at only $7500, compared to traditional waterjets costing upwards of $100,000.
  • WAZER is the only desktop machine that cuts virtually everything, including steel, titanium, aluminum, glass, stone, tile and carbon fiber.
  • WAZER achieves detail and accuracy impossible by hand while freeing users to complete other tasks.
  • WAZER is compact and contained. The waterjet fits in any small workshop. It’s fully enclosed, making it safe, clean and quiet to operate.
  • WAZER costs around $10 an hour to operate all in. This factors in consumable cost $8 an hour for the Garnet Abrasive and $2 an hour for wear on replacement parts like the Cutting Beds and Nozzle Assembly.
  • WAZER includes it’s simple to use and free web-based software called Wam, helping users go from design file to cut in five minutes.
  • Penn Engineering now owns a WAZER waterjet cutter.

About WAZER

WAZER is a New York based startup offering professional-grade desktop fabrication tools to small manufacturers and workshops everywhere.

For more information, visit www.wazer.com or click HERE to watch a video.

WAZER Inc.
Building 77, Unit 403
141 Flushing Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Keith Ozar | Director of Marketing
P:
(718) 813-9082
keith@wazer.com

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