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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Waterjet technology helps BP cap Gulf oil leak - TheFabricator

Waterjet technology helps BP cap Gulf oil leak

August 10, 2010

Waterjet technology companies Jet Edge Inc. and Chukar Waterjet Inc., both of St. Michael, Minn., recently played a key role in helping BP stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The companies provided ultrahigh-pressure waterjet equipment and application expertise to blast away hydrate ice...

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Waterjet intensifier pumps available in sizes from 30 to 200 HP - TheFabricator

Waterjet intensifier pumps available in sizes from 30 to 200 HP

July 12, 2010

Jet Edge Inc. has released a brochure highlighting its precision waterjet intensifier pumps in sizes from 30 to 200 HP. The pumps can produce pressures from 60,000 to 90,000 PSI and flow rates of 0.65 to 4 GPM for waterjet cutting and surface preparation applications. The intensifier pumps...

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System quickly removes spent waterjet abrasive - TheFabricator

System quickly removes spent waterjet abrasive

June 28, 2010

Barton Mines Co. offers the Barton Abrasive Removal Tool (BART), a portable abrasive removal system for the waterjet industry. The system achieves removal rates of more than 2,000 lbs./hour. Powered by a common pressure washer, the stainless steel wand is designed to fit between the table slats...

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Barton appoints Northwest regional sales manager - TheFabricator

Barton appoints Northwest regional sales manager

June 21, 2010

Barton Mines Co., Glens Falls, N.Y., a supplier of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, has announced the appointment of Rick Miller as regional sales manager for the Northwest region. Miller will serve customers in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and western...

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Five-axis cutting head introduced - TheFabricator

Five-axis cutting head introduced

June 7, 2010

TECHNI Waterjet™ has released the PAC 60™ (Precision Angle Control) five-axis cutting head. The machine is capable of a true angle up to ± 60 degrees with continuous...

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Mitsubishi names AFM as distributor in Canada

June 7, 2010

MC Machinery Systems Canada Inc., Richmond Hill, Ont., has appointed its newest distributor, AFM (Advanced Fabricating Machinery), Mississauga, Ont. AFM represents Mitsubishi’s laser, waterjet, and press brakes in Ontario, Quebec, and eastern Canada. AFM is headed by Bob Watson, president....

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Waterjet pump has redundant intensifier system - TheFabricator

Waterjet pump has redundant intensifier system

June 7, 2010

Jet Edge's iP60-50R waterjet pump has two intensifier systems. If one of the intensifier systems fails or requires service, the second intensifier system can continue operations until the intensifier pump can be shut down for service. The pump produces 1.1 GPM of ultrahigh-pressure water for...

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Waterjet cutting system designed for distortion-free contour cutting - TheFabricator

Waterjet cutting system designed for distortion-free contour cutting

June 1, 2010

Knuth Machine Tools USA offers the Hydro-Jet Eco 0615 S waterjet cutting system. According to the company, the compact system provides distortion-free contour cutting on almost any type of material, including coated and uncoated metals, aluminum, copper, and stainless steel. Equipped with a...

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North South Machinery hires VP of fabrication - TheFabricator

North South Machinery hires VP of fabrication

June 1, 2010

MC Machinery System's West Coast dealer, North South Machinery of Brea, Calif., has hired Bob Stewart as vice president of fabrication. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the fabrication industry. 2010 marks 25 years of partnership for Mitsubishi, located in Wood Dale, Ill., and North...

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Bystronic names service manager for Canada

May 17, 2010

Bystronic Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has named Michael Cummings as service manager for Canada. He has more than 14 years of technical services, R&D, and management experience. Bystronic Inc. is a provider of laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and press brake systems, system software, and...

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Miro Tool adds waterjet technology

April 12, 2010

Miro Tool & Mfg. has added a Mitsubishi 510 Suprema waterjet machine with a 90,000-PSI KMT pump to its facility in Waukesha, Wis. The 40,000-sq.-ft. plant houses equipment for engineering, prototyping, tooling, stamping, fabrication, welding, assembly, and machining. The DX waterjet series is...

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MultiCam adds technical support staff for Calypso customers

March 23, 2010

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, has added Herbert Roland to its technical support team. Roland was employed at Calypso Waterjet Systems from 2002 until the company closed its doors in 2009. He has extensive machine assembly, field installation, training, applications, and customer support experience. In...

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TECHNI Waterjet names Hegman Machine Tool as distributor

March 5, 2010

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., has announced that Hegman Machine Tool Inc. is distributing its 2- and 3-D waterjet cutting machinery in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, and western Iowa. Located in Maple Grove, Minn., Hegman also provides service and support from factory-trained...

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Going 3-D: A matter of control

March 1, 2010 | By Tim Heston

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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Complex beveled part

Waterjet bevel cutting made easy

March 1, 2010 | By Dr. John H. Olsen

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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