At TORG ENGINEERING we use a high-pressure abrasive water jet (AWJ) to cut all alloys of aluminum from very thin foils to 6 inches thick. The AWJ process use a very focus stream or water at 55,000psi to which garnet is introduced. The water provides the force and the garnet erodes the aluminum. Kerf is less than 1 mm and edge finish can be very fine and smooth to rough depending on requirements. There is no heat affected zone adjacent to the cut and no burrs on the cut edge. Details are retained up to the width of the cutting stream which is approximately .013" in diameter.