TriMech adds WAZER Desktop Water Jet Cutter to its lineup of products for manufacturers

Story by Karen Majerly on November 10, 2023

WAZER, the world’s only desktop CNC water jet cutter, is now sold and supported by TriMech. As a leading technology and business solutions partner for engineers and manufacturers, TriMech is well-positioned to add the WAZER water jet cutter to its existing lineup of advanced design and manufacturing software, hardware, and services.

Chip Hogge, TriMech’s General Manager of Advanced Manufacturing, said the company continues to execute its global expansion plans. New partnerships, like this one with WAZER, broaden the range of solutions TriMech can offer to its clients, who are increasingly seeking an end-to-end technology and business partner. “Our clients keep pushing boundaries, in the way they design and in the materials they use. Our role is to guide them to the right tools for the job.

WAZER Machine

WAZER Machine

The WAZER water jet is exciting because it’s accessible to a wide range of our clients and expands their range of materials. It’s both small and affordable while being a really powerful machine. It suits a tier-one automotive manufacturer just as well as a maker space filled with inventors. We’re going to put subtractive manufacturing capabilities in a lot of new hands, across a lot of sectors of the economy.”

Bringing the WAZER water jet cutter to the desktop

Water jet cutting uses a combination of high-pressure water and fine abrasive. With the addition of CNC accuracy, the water jet is an industrial-grade precision cutting technology that allows designers to cut what they could not cut before. WAZER brings that technology, until now limited to factory-sized machinery, to the desktop. Applications include rapid prototyping, tooling production, repairs and replacement parts, and low-volume production.

Parts can be fabricated in any material, including steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, tile, glass, and plastics. Nisan Lerea, Co-Founder and CEO of WAZER, said he and his team have always been committed to making water jet cutting accessible to everyone, and that working with TriMech extends their reach. “Partnering with TriMech’s skilled team across North America means many more engineers, fabricators, and creators will have access to WAZER water jets. Creative minds are always dreaming up new and better designs. We’re giving people a unique tool to turn those ideas into reality.” Lerea added that WAZER, with its array of applications and materials it can cut, is also well suited to educational environments.

“Students can make anything in any material, whether they’re studying mechanical engineering or fine arts. WAZER fits any lab or studio space, has a short learning curve and can be operated safely.”

WAZER Control Panel

WAZER Control Panel

Combination of additive and subtractive manufacturing now within reach

TriMech is well known for selling and supporting additive manufacturing systems; its team provides the full array of Stratasys 3D printing technologies and materials, as well as post-processing equipment and 3D laser scanners. In addition to offering WAZER as part of its hardware lineup, TriMech’s Advanced Manufacturing Services experts will have access to the water jet technology when producing on-demand client projects.

WAZER process cut part

WAZER process cut part

Hogge said it’s particularly exciting to be able to offer TriMech clients a realistic way to augment their existing in-house 3D printing capabilities with in-house water jet cutting. “Imagine the benefits of an engineering department having their own additive and subtractive manufacturing options sitting side-by-side in their office, totally separate from shop floor operations.” WAZER’s network of value-added resellers includes leading technology providers in North America, the UK, Europe, and Asia.

In the UK and Ireland, WAZER is available from Solid Print3D, a subsidiary of Solid Solutions. Sweden and Denmark are served by 3DVerkstan. These providers are also part of the TriMech Group of companies. “Our partners are all experts in a range of digital manufacturing technology, providing sales, service, support, and training,” Lerea said. “We are proud of our growing network and warmly welcome TriMech’s expertise.”

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