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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Facebook adds waterjet system to new hardware lab

August 12, 2016

Tallmadge, Ohio-based WARDJet has announced that Facebook has installed a ZX-1530-5 waterjet system in its newly opened Area 404 R&D lab. The room-sized, 5-axis cutting machine is used to cut enclosures for future prototypes of the Surround360, a 3-D, 360-degree camera system that resembles a...

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Waterjetting for Fabricators: How a waterjet fits in your shop

Thursday, October 20, 2016 1:00 PM (CST)

By: Flow Waterjet

Waterjet solutions have grown to be one of the fastest growing major machine tool processes of the past 15 years. Regarded as the most versatile process in the world waterjet systems allow fabricators to take on any manner of work. This webinar will discuss the versatility of the waterjet cold-cutting process that is simple to operate and affordable.

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Waterjet system cuts 3-D parts, bevels to 50 degrees

August 1, 2016

Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet system is designed and built for heavy-duty industrial use. The system is available in sizes up to 24 by 13 ft., making it suitable for use in metal service centers for cutting bevels for weld preparation, cutting parts to near net shape, cutting exotic...

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Retro Systems hires CFO/GM

July 29, 2016

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines, has named Mike Shook as CFO/general manager. Shook previously held a variety of senior and executive-level management roles in public accounting and private sector businesses. His...

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Hyperloop One to open manufacturing plant in Nevada

July 28, 2016

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One, developer of the Hyperloop structure to move passengers and cargo between two points, has announced it will open its first manufacturing plant, Hyperloop One Metalworks, in North Las Vegas, Nev. The 105,000-sq.-ft. tooling and fabrication plant will house...

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Waterjet cutting system cuts up to 500 IPM

July 26, 2016

Koike Aronson offers the K-Jet abrasive waterjet cutting system. It delivers cut speeds up to 500 IPM with standard cutting areas up to 72 by 144 in. and a table capacity up to 125 lbs./sq. ft. (3 in. mild steel). Features include Hypertherm Hy-Precision 60,000-PSI intensifier pumps, Flash-Cut...

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Small-scale cutting: The next frontier

July 12, 2016 | By Shane Strowski

Many of today’s cutting applications require surgical-like precision to produce small, intricate parts. Technological advancements in waterjet and laser cutting are making these processes even more attractive to fabricators in a variety of industries.

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Retro Systems receives ISO 9001:AS9100 certification

July 7, 2016

Valley Center, Kan.-based Retro Systems, a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines, has earned ISO 9001:AS9100C certification. The company has designed and manufactured its OEM line of Hornet cutting machines since...

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Retro Systems hires regional sales manager

July 7, 2016

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., has hired Art Bordeaux as regional sales manager for the Southeast. This area includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and eastern Georgia. Bordeaux, who holds advanced degrees in...

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Midrail gantry waterjet system runs up to four cutting heads

July 5, 2016

Jet Edge has introduced a new-generation midrail gantry waterjet system. Designed for heavy-duty, 24/7 use in industrial environments, the machine can operate up to four abrasivejet or water-only waterjet cutting heads. The system holds +/- 0.001-in. linear positional accuracy (over 12 in.) per...

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Hypertherm’s 2015 CSR report shows progress toward 2020 goals

June 30, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has issued its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, measuring 2015 progress on the company’s social and environmental goals. The report, available at www.hypertherm.com/csr, shows...

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Shuttle allows waterjet operators to keep cutting while unloading parts

June 20, 2016

Jet Edge has introduced its latest generation of waterjet shuttle systems. Designed for high-volume, water-only waterjet cutting applications, the shuttles allow operators to continue cutting as they unload finished parts. The shuttles are available in a high-rail gantry format supporting up...

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Hypertherm establishes new website, tagline

June 10, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched a new website at www.hypertherm.com. Visitors can compare different cutting technologies and platforms, troubleshoot cutting challenges, and connect with the company’s experts around the...

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Hypertherm offers free CAD/CAM nesting software to technical educators

June 3, 2016

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., now offers free licenses of its ProNest® CAD/CAM software to North American schools, trade unions, and other training facilities. Qualifying educational institutions will receive a 30-seat network...

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The reality of waterjet abrasive recycling

June 1, 2016 | By Dan Davis

Because shipping spent waterjet abrasive off to the landfill usually is easy, not too much thought is given to attempting to recycle it. However, in today's manufacturing world, all aspects of the operation are scrutinized for possible cost savings. That includes looking at abrasive recycling.

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