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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Hypertherm recognized for outstanding safety and health practices

September 22, 2016

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has received OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star recognition for its manufacturing facility in Lebanon, N.H. All seven of the company’s New Hampshire manufacturing locations now are designated VPP...

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CAD/CAM waterjet software offered

September 22, 2016

Flow Intl. Corp. has introduced FlowXpert 2016® CAD/CAM waterjet software for 3-D pathing and cutting. The software integration was engineered in partnership with Ansys SpaceClaim™. Incorporating application tips, material cut speed knowledge, improved pathing algorithms, and expanded...

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Waterjet pumps deliver 90,000 PSI

September 19, 2016

KMT Waterjet Systems Inc. has introduced the KMT Streamline® PRO-III 90,000-PSI series waterjet pump in 125- and 60-HP models. New features include a patented metal-to-metal seal design and patented SUPRAlife metal canister to protect UHP seals. The pumps accommodate a range of applications,...

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Study reveals largest end users of waterjet cutting machines through 2020

September 14, 2016

According to a new market study released by London-based Technavio, the global waterjet cutting machine market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 8 percent through 2020. Gaurav Mohindru, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on engineering tools, said, “The forecast period is likely to...

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Waterjet mini hopper allows operators to adjust abrasive flow

September 1, 2016

Jet Edge Inc. has introduced the new Permalign® V-series mini hopper for abrasive waterjet cutting. The variable-aperture unit allows waterjet operators to make adjustments to abrasive flow, minimizing abrasive consumption. The water-resistant design helps prevent abrasive clogs that can cause...

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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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