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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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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Waterjet cutting table

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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Calculator determines waterjet feed rate

October 24, 2012

WARDJet® offers a free-download feed rate calculator, designed to help users determine the optimized speed for cutting their material with waterjet. Users input machine settings, material, and thickness, and the calculator determines the feed rate automatically....

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IMS WaterJet relocates headquarters to larger facility

October 23, 2012

IMS WaterJet Inc., a manufacturer of waterjet cutting systems, has moved to a new headquarters facility in Waterbury, Conn. The site, which is four times larger than its previous facility in Oxford, Conn., enables the company to produce bigger, more elaborate and specialized machines that it...

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IMS WaterJet names marketing director

October 16, 2012

IMS WaterJet Inc., Waterbury, Conn., a manufacturer of waterjet cutting systems, has hired Kevin Dokla as director of marketing. He has nearly 15 years of professional experience in marketing communications, product marketing, corporate branding, product development, strategic planning, and sales...

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Abrasive waterjet system handles multiple-part projects - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive waterjet system handles multiple-part projects

October 16, 2012

OMAX® Corp. offers the 80X JetMachining® center. It features an X-Y cutting travel of 13 ft. 4 in. by 6 ft. 8 in., making it suitable for cutting large-scale components or multiple-part projects. The system can machine complex parts from pre-existing CAD drawings or DXF files. It...

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OMAX Corp. adding 22,000-sq.-ft. building to headquarters

October 15, 2012

Abrasive waterjet system manufacturer OMAX® Corp. is adding a 22,000-sq.-ft. building to its manufacturing and corporate headquarters campus in Kent, Wash. When the expansion is completed in October 2012, the campus will encompass 130,000 sq. ft. of space spread across three buildings. The...

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