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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Going 3-D: A matter of control

March 1, 2010

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Abrasive waterjet has moved beyond flat plate cutting. Today, the jet can move in Z and tilt to cut complex designs out of thick plate, and even tube and barstock.

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Waterjet bevel cutting made easy

March 1, 2010

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Improvements in waterjet technology have made bevel cutting with these machines more suitable for a greater number of fabricating shops by simplifying programming and operation and reducing the need for trial-and-error setup.

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Digitizing waterjet allows reverse engineering

February 9, 2010

WARDJet offers a waterjet system with a digitizing capability, allowing reverse engineering of physical parts that have no drawings or electron files. Large parts can be laid on the waterjet table,...

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Jet Edge hosts AMT, NTMA executives

February 9, 2010

Jet Edge Inc., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet systems, recently hosted Douglas K. Woods, president of the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), and Robert L. Akers Jr., chief...

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Pressure valve runs multiple waterjets

January 12, 2010

Jet Edge's patented Dual Pressure Valve® helps increase waterjet cutting productivity by allowing waterjet operators to control water pressure independent of the waterjet pump.With the remotely...

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Newer linear-drive technology improves waterjet accuracy, reduces costs

December 15, 2009

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Recent developments in linear-drive technology are designed to improve waterjet cutting accuracy and safety, while making high-precision machines more affordable. Find out more about this traction-drive system that has its roots in railroad locomotives.

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Integrated diamond cutting head introduced

December 3, 2009

Barton Mines Company, a supplier of waterjet abrasives and waterjet replacement parts, has introduced the TRIDENT2 integrated diamond cutting head.The TRIDENT2 combines all the advantages of an...

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Lower-end waterjet cutting machine features high-end components

November 10, 2009

Flow Intl. Corp. has introduced the Mach 2 series waterjet cutting machines. The line comprises economical machines for those new to waterjet or on a limited budget, the manufacturer states. Featuring...

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AST Waterjet installs five-axis cutting table

November 10, 2009

AST Waterjet, Irving, Texas, has installed a Romeo five-axis waterjet cutting table. It has a 96- by 144-in. cutting bed with 36 in. of clearance. The cutting head tilts to 90 degrees off vertical and...

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Articulated waterjet cutting head allows nozzle tilting of 0 to 60 degrees from vertical position

October 13, 2009

OMAX® has introduced the new A-Jet™ articulated jet cutting head. It cuts accurate beveled edges at angles determined by the machine operator or part program.Controlled by the company's...

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Jet Edge acquires Calypso Waterjet Systems

October 13, 2009

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has acquired Calypso Waterjet Systems of Dallas, Texas.Founded in 1992, Calypso Waterjet Systems was a manufacturer of waterjet cutting systems...

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Machine combines wire EDM, waterjet technologies

September 24, 2009

Mitsubishi's MD+CELL combines the MD+PROII wire EDM with a Suprema DX44 waterjet for high speed and precision in one automated unit. The machine is designed to minimize operator intervention and...

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Single-intensifier waterjet pump introduced

September 9, 2009

JetEdge Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjets, has introduced the iP60-100S 100 HP, 60,000 PSI (4,100 bar) waterjet pump. The iP60-100S is a single intensifier version of the company's...

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Icon Machine Tool and TECHNI Waterjet host open house

September 9, 2009

TECHNI Waterjet™ and Icon Machine Tool Inc. hosted a Waterjet Open House for its customers and the general public on Aug. 5, 2009. The open house had a full day of waterjet demos, technical...

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Disposing of waterjet abrasive—the right way

September 1, 2009

Shop owners who cut with waterjet machines should keep abreast oflocal waste and disposal regulations.

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