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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Safety in jet cutting

July 15, 2008

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Abrasive waterjets are powerful cutting tools. As is the case with all industrial machinery, waterjet machines have certain inherent hazards that go beyond the obvious cuts. Knowledge of these hazards and proper protective measures are necessary for safe operation. This article presents an overview of the hazards and ways to ensure safety.

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Flow establishes manufacturing and technology center

July 15, 2008

Flow International Corp., Kent, Wash., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, has announced plans to establish a facility for designing and...

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Flow Intl. receives Mitsubishi supplier award

June 17, 2008

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, has been awarded the B787 Excellent Suppliers award from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)....

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LAI adds officers to senior management team

June 17, 2008

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has named two officers to its senior management team: Vinnie Caliendo as chief financial officer and...

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LAI names strategic products director

May 15, 2008

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has named Darcy Dodge as director of strategic products.Dodge is responsible for directing and...

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Manual waterjet bevel head cuts up to a 45-degree angle

May 13, 2008

Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new manual bevel angle cutting head option for the Byjet waterjet cutting system. This option allows cutting at up to a 45-degree angle. In conjunction with the...

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Intensifier pump developed for waterjet systems

May 13, 2008

Bystronic Inc. has introduced the Bypump 50 APC (active pressure control) intensifier pump for its line of Byjet precision abrasive waterjet cutting systems.The pump incorporates a dual-cylinder...

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Maximizing waterjet cutting profit - TheFabricator

Maximizing waterjet cutting profit

April 15, 2008

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Achieving maximum profitability from your waterjet system requires knowing which operating methods are best-suited to your application. This article explores the costs associated with waterjet cutting and shows a method for maximizing the profit derived from the machine for various production scenarios. Specific examples are provided.

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Waterjet intensifier pump suitable for use in remote, mobile locations

April 15, 2008

The iP55-280DS diesel-powered waterjet intensifier pump from Jet Edge Inc.—suitable for use in remote and mobile locations in which electricity is scarce—is powered by a 280-HP Cummins...

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Nesting software supports common lasers, waterjets used in Asia

April 15, 2008

MTC Software Inc. says its ProNest® nesting software now offers support for laser and waterjet cutting brands commonly used in Asian markets, such as Hankwang, Daewoo, Nisshinbo, and TOPS. The...

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Waterjet cutting system processes large sheets

March 11, 2008

Bystronic Inc. has introduced the Byjet L, an abrasive waterjet cutting system designed to process large sheet sizes. The machine is suitable for steel service centers and companies that process large...

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Muza Metal Products acquires Acc-Q-Cut

March 11, 2008

Muza Metal Products, Oshkosh, Wis., has acquired Acc-Q-Cut, Green Bay, Wis., a full-service contract manufacturer.Muza Metal Products is a large sheet metal fabricator with laser and turret blanking,...

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Bystronic appoints Southeast sales engineer

March 11, 2008

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has appointed Curtis Frabotta as sales engineer assigned to the Southeast territory.Frabotta, who has experience in cutting applications and capital equipment sales,...

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Waterjet precision cutting

Waterjet makes it into the mainstream

February 12, 2008

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Advancements in the control and equipment components, each working in concert, have pushed the technology from a relative novelty to the mainstream.

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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