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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New features added to intensifier pumps

February 8, 2013

AccuStream has redesigned its AS series intensifier pumps to help improve output and increase energy efficiency. A new soft-starter reduces the amount of electricity the pump consumes during start-up and minimizes spikes in energy consumption during normal operation. A new filter/breather cap in...

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WARDJet creates largest combination waterjet, CMC milling platform for AMRC with Boeing

January 22, 2013

WARDJet Inc., a designer and manufacturer of waterjet and CNC platforms in Tallmadge, Ohio, has partnered with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing in Sheffield, U.K., to create what it says is one of the largest combination waterjet and CNC milling platforms in the world...

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Jet Edge awarded U.S. patent for ultrahigh-pressure waterjet seal

January 16, 2013

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has announced it has received a patent for a mechanism that provides metal-on-metal sealing without the use of conventional plastic seals. This technology uses two convex, curved surfaces in single-line contact with one another to seal ultrahigh-pressure (UHP)...

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U.S. Army's Blackhorse Regiment installs Jet Edge waterjet system - TheFabricator.com

U.S. Army's Blackhorse Regiment installs Jet Edge waterjet system

January 9, 2013

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has announced that the U.S. Army's legendary 11th Armored Calvary Regiment (ACR) has installed a Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting system at its home base in Fort Irwin, Calif. The 11th ACR — the Blackhorse Regiment — is well-known for serving as...

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Waterjet machine designed for entry-level use - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet machine designed for entry-level use

January 7, 2013

Koike Aronson Ransome Inc. has introduced the Koikejet E series waterjet cutting machine. The gantry-style machine features a low-profile table and Burny Phantom ST touchscreen controller. The system is designed for users entering the waterjet cutting market. Standard machine sizes are 4 by 4 ft.,...

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2-D + 3-D = 5-axis waterjet cutting - TheFabricator.com

2-D + 3-D = 5-axis waterjet cutting

January 7, 2013


Five-axis waterjet cutting is not something you see in every fabricating operation. But for some applications where tube or precise edge cutting might be required, it makes total sense.

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Hypertherm acquires AccuStream waterjet products company

January 3, 2013

Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, has announced the acquisition of AccuStream, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of waterjet cutting products. "AccuStream's core values and focus on building reliable, highly precise cutting products makes the company a perfect fit for...

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Precision Waterjet Concepts installs third Jet Edge waterjet cutting system

December 11, 2012

Precision Waterjet Concepts Inc. has installed a third Jet Edge waterjet cutting system at its five-axis and three-axis waterjet cutting facility in Pequot Lakes, Minn. The 4- by 4-ft. high rail gantry machine is equipped with four abrasivejet cutting heads. The system is powered by a 150-HP...

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The trend toward larger abrasive waterjet cutting tables

December 10, 2012


Once custom-produced on a one-off basis for specific applications, large abrasive waterjet cutting tables have become part of many standard systems, thanks mostly to advanced linear-drive technology that makes the machines more affordable.

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Waterjet pump runs 1,000 hours between required rebuilds - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet pump runs 1,000 hours between required rebuilds

December 4, 2012

OMAX® Corp. offers the EnduroMAX® pump for its JetMachining® centers. According to the manufacturer, the pump runs 1,000 hours at 55,000 PSI between required rebuilds. It also can run continuously at 60,000 PSI and is available in 30-, 40-, and 50-HP versions. The design comprises...

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IMS WaterJet adds foreman - TheFabricator.com

IMS WaterJet adds foreman

December 3, 2012

IMS WaterJet Inc., a manufacturer of USA-made waterjet cutting systems, has hired Thomas DeMatteo as shop foreman of its new facility in Waterbury, Conn. Before joining the company, DeMatteo was CNC toolmaker and tooling engineer at Radiall...

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Sales strategy drives growth at Minnesota Fabricator - TheFabricator.com

Sales strategy drives growth at Minnesota Fabricator

November 9, 2012


Managing a shop full of a great number of incredibly diverse, short-run, nonrepeat orders can be a complicated undertaking. Fedtech, a St. Paul, Minn., fabricator, stays on top of all the activity by giving customers a single point of contact. Upon receipt of an order, one person shepherds the job through production—from cradle to grave.

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The virtue of spiders

November 5, 2012


Length: 4:00

At Micron Metalworks in Ham Lake, Minn., Steve Jaeger has a vital job description. He's a spider—water spider in lean-manufacturing speak. Without Jaeger or other spiders like him on the floor, throughput would plummet.

Waterjet 101: What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Waterjet System 10-13-12

Date: October 31, 2012

Sponsored by Jet Edge

Length: 60:00

Waterjet technology experts from Jet Edge explain how ultra-high pressure waterjet systems work and answer many frequently asked questions about the technology. They also highlight the many applications for waterjet technology and discuss the benefits of waterjet versus other common cutting technologies.

IMS WaterJet names VP of sales - TheFabricator.com

IMS WaterJet names VP of sales

October 29, 2012

IMS WaterJet Inc., Waterbury, Conn., has promoted Bill Zomro to vice president of sales for the U.S. and Canada. He was hired in April as the company's eastern regional sales manager. In his new position, he oversees the company's relationship with distributors and customers across North...

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