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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OMAX appoints head of R&D

September 11, 2007

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., a manufacturer of abrasive waterjet systems, has appointed Axel Henning as head of research and development.Henning, who has a background in production and quality...

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Jet cutting accessories

August 8, 2007

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The right accessories can help you make the most of your waterjet cutting system and prolong system life. Among the accessories discussed in this article are garnet feeders, removers, and recyclers; abrasive agitators; taper management tools; optional nozzles; piercing accessories; standoff controls; water treatment solutions; and material handling and support options.

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Jet Edge announces Mexican distributor

August 7, 2007

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has named Rosber S.A. de C.V. as its distributor for Mexico and Central America.Jet Edge manufactures ultrahigh-pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for...

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Flow appoints new CEO

July 11, 2007

Flow International Corp., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology, has appointed Charles "Charley" Brown as the company's new chief executive officer, effective upon the retirement of...

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Jet Edge appoints sales manager

July 10, 2007

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has appointed Dirk Barrett as north central regional sales manager.Barrett is responsible for sales of the company's systems in Minnesota, western Iowa, northern...

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Recent developments in abrasive jet software

June 12, 2007

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Software is an integral part of a waterjet cutting system. Advances in controller software compensate for common jet cutting errors, such as lag, striations, taper, and kerf; offer improvements in cutting functions; and reduce the time it takes to produce parts

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LAI receives conservation award

June 12, 2007

LAI Midwest, Minneapolis, a contract manufacturer specializing in waterjet machining services, received the Waste Buster Recognition Award from the Anoka County Solid Waste Advisory Task Force in...

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Waterjet accelerates pace, provides speed secret

May 8, 2007

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Joe Gibbs Racing sports three Nextel Cup teams, winning three Cup championships in a seven-year period. Its drivers Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, and J.J. Yeley are well-known race stars. Preparing the cars for each week's race is literally a race between races, as new components-speed secrets-are engineered and fabricated between Sunday night and Thursday. The company relies on a Flow waterjet to accelerate its manufacturing pace to meet the grueling deadlines

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Jet Edge appoints marketing manager

May 8, 2007

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., a manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet and abrasive jet systems, has promoted Nancy Lauseng to the newly created position of marketing manager, reporting to...

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LAI Southwest adds precision bending

May 8, 2007

LAI Southwest, Phoenix, has added precision bending to its metalworking capabilities with a 90-ton press brake.The CNC-controlled press brake is capable of producing complex, multiple bends in full...

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MG Systems & Welding appoints president, CEO

April 16, 2007

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., has appointed Gary Norville as president and CEO.Norville has more than 34 years' experience in the cutting, welding, and gas industries. With more...

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Drive system developed for shape-cutting machines

April 10, 2007

ProMotion Controls, in cooperation with Kollmorgen Servotronix and Koike Aronson, has developed a high-performance digital AC drive amplifier system for shape-cutting machinery. The AC iDrives are the...

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Flow featured on "American Chopper" series

March 13, 2007

Flow recently was featured on The Learning Channel's "American Chopper" series when Orange County Choppers used the company's 5-Axis waterjet technology to fabricate 3-D chopper parts as OCC began its...

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Economic considerations when purchasing a jet cutting machine

February 13, 2007

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Thinking about purchasing a jet cutting system? Many factors should be considered before deciding which system to buy. This article discusses fixed and operating costs and productivity and provides the framework for making an intelligent buying decision.

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Abrasive jet machine suitable for precision medical device production

February 13, 2007

OMAX will use its 2626|xpJetMachining® Center to demonstrate abrasivejet machining at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show and MD&M West 2007. The machine is capable of up to ±0.001 in....

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