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 cutting system cuts up to 500 IPM

July 26, 2016

Koike Aronson offers the K-Jet abrasive waterjet cutting system. It delivers cut speeds up to 500 IPM with standard cutting areas up to 72 by 144 in. and a table capacity up to 125 lbs./sq. ft. (3 in. mild steel). Features include Hypertherm Hy-Precision 60,000-PSI intensifier pumps, Flash-Cut...

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Small-scale cutting: The next frontier

July 12, 2016 | By Shane Strowski

Many of today’s cutting applications require surgical-like precision to produce small, intricate parts. Technological advancements in waterjet and laser cutting are making these processes even more attractive to fabricators in a variety of industries.

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Retro Systems receives ISO 9001:AS9100 certification

July 7, 2016

Valley Center, Kan.-based Retro Systems, a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines, has earned ISO 9001:AS9100C certification. The company has designed and manufactured its OEM line of Hornet cutting machines since...

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Retro Systems hires regional sales manager

July 7, 2016

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., has hired Art Bordeaux as regional sales manager for the Southeast. This area includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and eastern Georgia. Bordeaux, who holds advanced degrees in...

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Midrail gantry waterjet system runs up to four cutting heads

July 5, 2016

Jet Edge has introduced a new-generation midrail gantry waterjet system. Designed for heavy-duty, 24/7 use in industrial environments, the machine can operate up to four abrasivejet or water-only waterjet cutting heads. The system holds +/- 0.001-in. linear positional accuracy (over 12 in.) per...

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Hypertherm’s 2015 CSR report shows progress toward 2020 goals

June 30, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has issued its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, measuring 2015 progress on the company’s social and environmental goals. The report, available at www.hypertherm.com/csr, shows...

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Shuttle allows waterjet operators to keep cutting while unloading parts

June 20, 2016

Jet Edge has introduced its latest generation of waterjet shuttle systems. Designed for high-volume, water-only waterjet cutting applications, the shuttles allow operators to continue cutting as they unload finished parts. The shuttles are available in a high-rail gantry format supporting up...

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Hypertherm establishes new website, tagline

June 10, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched a new website at www.hypertherm.com. Visitors can compare different cutting technologies and platforms, troubleshoot cutting challenges, and connect with the company’s experts around the...

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Hypertherm offers free CAD/CAM nesting software to technical educators

June 3, 2016

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., now offers free licenses of its ProNest® CAD/CAM software to North American schools, trade unions, and other training facilities. Qualifying educational institutions will receive a 30-seat network...

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The reality of waterjet abrasive recycling

June 1, 2016 | By Dan Davis

Because shipping spent waterjet abrasive off to the landfill usually is easy, not too much thought is given to attempting to recycle it. However, in today's manufacturing world, all aspects of the operation are scrutinized for possible cost savings. That includes looking at abrasive recycling.

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TECHNI Waterjet partners with Micro Waterjet on cutting system

May 23, 2016

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., has announced that Micro Waterjet LLC, Huntersville, N.C., will employ TECHNI Waterjet’s Quantum NXT electric servo pump on its ultrahigh-precision cutting C4 microwaterjet system. Micro Waterjet will set up a demonstration machine with the electric servo...

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TECHNI Waterjet forms business development group

May 20, 2016

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., a manufacturer of profile waterjet cutting systems, has appointed Kevin McManus as global director of business development. Joining him in the business development group is Jenifer Bingham-McManus. Kevin McManus has 20 years of experience in the robotic...

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Right-size your waterjet cutting machine

April 27, 2016 | By Jim Fields

Most fabricators choose waterjets with large work envelopes because they process large parts, but there’s a productivity element to consider as well, especially when it comes to material loading/unloading. Myriad other factors play a role, too, including horsepower and the number of cutting heads.

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Southern States Machinery technician earns OMAX certification

March 28, 2016

Southern States Machinery, Greensboro, N.C., has announced that technician Carl Lanner now is a certified OMAX® technician for Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Lanner has more than 20 years of machine tool maintenance...

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5-axis waterjet cuts 3-D parts, bevels to 50 degrees

February 24, 2016

Jet Edge’s EDGE X-5® 5-axis waterjet system is designed and built for heavy-duty industrial use. It cuts 3-D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50 degrees. The design separates the motion system from the catcher tank, eliminating vibration and helping to ensure part quality. The...

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