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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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 mounted valve, waterjet operators can run multiple waterjet tables simultaneously at various...

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Traction drive system

Newer linear-drive technology improves waterjet accuracy, reduces costs

December 15, 2009 | By Dr. John H. Olsen

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 integrated diamond design with the versatility of a replaceable orifice.According to the company,...

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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 a high-pressure pump, software, and abrasive cutting head found on the company's high-end systems,...

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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 rotates a full 360 degrees, making it suitable for cutting simple bevels or complex shapes into...

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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 proprietary Intelli-MAX® software, the cutting head adds two motion axes that allow tilting the...

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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 before its departure from the water jet industry in early 2009. Its products include waterjet...

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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 maximize unattended run time for piece-part manufacturers.The MD+CELL uses a Mitsubishi MELFA six-axis...

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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 100 HP waterjet pump.The pump produces 2.0 GPM (7.6 LPM) of ultra-high-pressure water for cutting,...

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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 discussions, and tours of the TECHNI training facility located in Lenexa, Kansas.The open house...

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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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Waterjet system for high-precision machining introduced

August 11, 2009

MC Machinery Systems Inc. has introduced the DX series waterjet machine. Its 700 series CNC delivers advanced programming capabilities for high-precision machining. The unit is controlled on a 15-in., waterproof screen, with improved graphics and NC design to simplify operation.The 22-in. machine...

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WARDJet partners with University of Sheffield AMRC

August 11, 2009

WARDJet, Tallmadge, Ohio, a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, recently became partners with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing. The AMRC is a partnership between the aerospace company and the...

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Pneumatic grate cleaning tool works in push or pull mode

July 14, 2009

Bystronic offers a pneumatic tool for cleaning cutting table grates. The reduction of back spatter helps keep cut parts cleaner, helping to reduce secondary operations and increase overall process reliability.The unit requires only one operator and is designed to work in push or pull...

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Counting on the combo

July 1, 2009 | By Tim Heston

Revolving door manufacturer brings fabrication in-house, including a combination waterjet-plasma machine.

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