Waterjet Cutting

The waterjet cutting technology area has information on the machines and processes, but it doesn't stop there. It also covers abrasives, hoses, nozzles, and pumps.

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Flow Intl. appoints president

October 17, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp., a Kent, Wash.-based developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting applications, has appointed Dick LeBlanc as president. A 30-year veteran of the company, he most recently served as the executive vice president of global sales and marketing. He joined...

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OMAX Corp. names Kawan Lama as exclusive distribution partner for Indonesia

October 16, 2014

Abrasive waterjet technology provider OMAX® Corp., Kent. Wash., has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Kawan Lama® to market, sell, and support OMAX and MAXIEM® JetMachining® centers in Indonesia. “The Indonesian economy is expected to pick up steam in 2015, and we anticipate...

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Software’s cutting model increases waterjet machine predictability

October 16, 2014

OMAX® Corp. has released Intelli-MAX® 21 software for its JetMachining® centers. Featuring a fourth-generation cutting model, the new version optimizes tool paths automatically and provides predictability of cutting speeds, taper, and jet lag. The cutting model within the software builds upon...

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Waterjet software introduces new 3-D pathing capabilities

October 8, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp. has released FlowXpert™ 2015 3-D CAD/CAM software. The platform expands on the 2-D FlowMaster® intelligent software suite. It includes design powered by Spaceclaim, an integrated 3-D CAD/CAM programming tool with Flow Sequencer. Geometry analysis is waterjet-specific. Users...

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100-HP direct-drive waterjet pump delivers 30 percent more power to nozzle

September 23, 2014

OMAX® Corp. has introduced a 100-HP, ultrahigh-pressure direct-drive pump with EnduroMAX® technology. The pump delivers JetPower at the nozzle that equals current 135-HP intensifier designs, according to the manufacturer. This increase creates a powerful abrasive stream for fast cutting speeds...

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Waterjet system comes in ready-to-build kit

September 22, 2014

WARDJet offers WARDKit™ waterjet systems. Featuring the same construction and engineering as the manufacturer’s Emerald series, these machines are designed to be a cost-effective option for shops looking to add waterjet capabilities. The user builds the machine by following instructions after...

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Jet Edge marks 30th anniversary with open house celebration

September 18, 2014

St. Michael, Minn.-based waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary Sept. 3 with an open house celebration. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony, a barbecue lunch, factory tours, and live 5-axis waterjet cutting demonstrations. Jet Edge President Jude...

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Jet Edge launches multilingual website

September 18, 2014

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology, has launched a new website at www.jetedge.com. Featuring multilingual content and a contemporary design that functions across devices, the site highlights the company’s product line and provides...

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Selecting the right waterjet abrasive

September 8, 2014

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Almost every natural and synthetic material has been tried as a waterjet cutting abrasive. The best material appears to be almandine garnet. However, it's the right combination of hardness, density, toughness, and particle shape in the garnet that maximizes a waterjet's cutting capabilities.

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Barton names waterjet market manager and central regional sales manager

August 29, 2014

Barton® Intl., Glens Falls, N.Y., a supplier of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, has promoted Thomas H. Riggs to market manager for waterjet products and appointed Brian Joyce as regional sales manager for the central U.S. territory. Riggs has been a regional sales manager...

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Flow Intl. to host inventor of abrasive waterjet at IMTS

August 8, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, will host a meet and greet with Dr. Mohamed Hashish, the inventor of abrasive waterjet technology, on Sept. 9 at its booth at IMTS, held at McCormick Place in Chicago. Hashish will...

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Reusing recycled abrasives in waterjet cutting?

August 7, 2014

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When it comes to waterjet cutting, most metal fabricators rely on virgin garnet as the abrasive that’s used in conjunction with the waterjet stream. After cutting is concluded, the abrasive can be collected and recycled as a filler for other construction-related products. An Auburn, Wash.-based company, however, thinks it has found a way to take the recycled material and return it to an almost-new state.

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Waterjet cutting system features endlessly rotating cutting head

August 6, 2014

Knuth’s Hydro-Jet 2-D waterjet cutting systems now can be equipped with an optional 5-axis cutting head for endless rotation. The compensation of the downwardly tapered cutting kerf by an adapted angular setting allows higher component accuracies for 2-D cutting with increased cutting speeds,...

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Jet Edge named finalist for 2014 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards

July 28, 2014

Minnesota Business magazine recently named Jet Edge, a St. Michael, Minn.-based manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation, and coating removal, as a finalist for the 2014 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. Jet Edge is one of three manufacturers...

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TECHNI Waterjet celebrates 25th anniversary

July 25, 2014

Waterjet cutting machine supplier TECHNI Waterjet™ marks its 25th year in business in 2014. Founded in 1989 by Darren Reukers and Glenn Langdon in Campbellfield, Victoria, Australia, the company began by providing robotic and automation systems to the automotive industry. The firm soon found a...

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