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Jet Edge appoints engineering manager

February 24, 2017

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has promoted Michael Wheeler to engineering manager. He has served as the company’s R&D engineer for more than 10 years. Wheeler graduated from Michigan Technological University and worked in the auto industry before joining the...

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PRG Prototyping adds waterjet cutting machine

February 2, 2017

PRG Prototyping, a prototype development and manufacturing company, has installed an ultrahigh-pressure waterjet cutting machine at its facility in Pittsburg, Kan. This new equipment will be used for 2-D profile cutting of components from sheet materials.The 12- by 6-ft. waterjet machine cuts steel...

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TECHNI Waterjet names business controller, internal sales coordinator

January 31, 2017

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., a manufacturer of 2-D and 3-D waterjet cutting systems, has named Ashley Nickels as the new business controller and Jessica Cartwright as internal sales coordinator for the company’s North American operations. Nickels has a background in human resources...

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OMAX receives 2016 Tibbetts Award for microabrasive waterjet technology

January 24, 2017

On Jan. 10, 2017, OMAX® Corp. was one of 37 companies to receive the Tibbetts Award at the White House. The award is given to small businesses and individuals by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition of innovative R&D of transferrable technology. Kent, Wash.-based OMAX...

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Waterjet system produces taper-free finish

December 13, 2016

Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet system produces chamfers, weld bevels, and 3-D parts with a taper-free finish from almost any material. The design separates the motion system from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration. Features include a ball-screw drive; direct-couple AC, brushless...

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Waterjet intensifier pump features integral hydraulic reservoir

December 5, 2016

Jet Edge offers the xP90-100 waterjet intensifier pump. The all-steel welded frame includes a hinged cover and removable access panels for machine inspection and maintenance. Features include an integral hydraulic reservoir; high-efficiency TEFC motor; electronically shifted intensifiers; Wye-Delta...

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Pressure matters in abrasive waterjet cutting

November 29, 2016 | By Pradeep Nambiath, PhD

Abrasive waterjet pump technology continues to evolve toward higher pressures. Within the pump’s design limits, the higher the pressure, the faster the abrasive moves, and the faster you can cut.

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Brochure highlights precision waterjet cutting systems

November 21, 2016

Jet Edge Inc. has published a new precision waterjet cutting systems brochure that features industrial-grade waterjet gantries, ultrahigh-pressure waterjet pumps, and waterjet parts and accessories. The literature also explains the company’s custom engineering...

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OMAX launches dashboard for customer service, support

November 17, 2016

Kent, Wash.-based abrasive waterjet machine manufacturer OMAX Corp. has launched its digital customer dashboard for customer service, support, and parts purchasing. The dashboard features the company’s new Marketplace e-commerce interface that offers more than 1,000 genuine parts for OMAX and...

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Missouri University of Science & Technology wins WARDJet waterjet

November 9, 2016

Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Mo., has installed a WARDKit 5x5 waterjet cutting system at its Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center. The machine was won by a student team that participated in WARDJet’s Build It! Challenge at the 2016 International Manufacturing...

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Waterjet cutting system cuts more than 750 IPM

November 8, 2016

WARDJet has introduced the E-2040 midsize waterjet cutting machine for 2-D and 3-D cutting. It has a 6- by 12-ft. cutting envelope capable of handling a variety of common sheet sizes. The new crossbeam design allows cutting speeds to reach more than 750 IPM. Almost any cutting head configuration,...

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OMAX MicroMAX named finalist for R&D 100 Award

October 27, 2016

Kent, Wash.-based OMAX has announced that its OMAX® MicroMAX® JetMachining® center has been named a finalist in the mechanical/materials category for R&D magazine’s 2016 R&D 100 Awards. The awards recognize newly introduced revolutionary technologies.The machine has expanded abrasive waterjet...

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Report predicts robotic waterjets, high-definition plasma will drive metal cutting market

October 19, 2016

In its new report, "Global Metal Cutting Machine Tools Market 2016-2020,” Dublin-based Research and Markets predicts the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.41 percent through 2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the demand for metal cutting machine tools from the various...

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OMAX employee named ASME fellow

October 13, 2016

Abrasive waterjet system manufacturer OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., has announced that Darren L. Stang, principal systems engineer, has been elevated to the grade of fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of his outstanding engineering achievements.Stang joins an...

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Bourn & Koch acquires Diamond Technology Innovations

October 6, 2016

New York-based Alleghany Capital Corp. has announced that its subsidiary Bourn & Koch Inc., a provider of spare parts and machine tool consumables, has acquired Diamond Technology Innovations Inc. (DTI), a manufacturer of waterjet orifices and nozzles in Olympia, Wash. Ted Jernigan remains...

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