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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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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Bystronic Group, BLM Group form marketing alliance

June 30, 2009

Bystronic (sheet metal processing systems) and the BLM GROUP (tube processing systems) have formed an alliance to work closely together in market development.The alliance between the two groups is effective July 1, 2009. It includes numerous marketing activities to inform (potential) customers...

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Reusing waterjet cutting abrasive

June 29, 2009 | By Michael Bishop

For shops that cut using a waterjet machine, the abrasive in the pressurized stream of water, which allows the system to cut away metal, is a significant capital investment. Because of recent technology developments, a fabricator now can recycle the abrasive material and use it several times. But before a shop invests in this type of equipment, it should first consider the types of abrasive material that are available, as well as how the recycling technology works.

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Entry-level waterjets introduced

June 23, 2009

OMAX® has introduced MAXIEM, a new brand of waterjets. Manufactured entirely in the U.S., the new line is designed to integrate proven technologies in a cost-efficient package, providing users with an affordable, productive solution, the company says."Through years of marketing the OMAX line of...

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OMAX announces settlement in patent litigation

May 18, 2009

OMAX has announced the settlement of the outstanding patent litigation with Flow Corporation, along with the cessation of merger negotiations with the company."Due to the risks and difficulties of obtaining financing inherent in today's capital markets, Flow elected to abandon the proposed merger...

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Test Specimen Geometry

Making waterjet-cut parts more fatigue-resistant

May 12, 2009 | By Dr. H.T. Liu

Among the factors that contribute to the fatigue life of waterjet-cut parts are part geometry, cutting method, and finish. Properly designing parts, using the optimal cutting quality for the part, and choosing the best finishing process can increase fatigue resistance significantly.

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Compact waterjet cutting system's cold-cutting process eliminates HAZ

May 12, 2009

Knuth Machine Tools USA Inc. offers the Hydro-Jet Eco 0615 waterjet cutting system. The compact machine is equipped with a software package for quick programming on an integrated PC control with graphical user interface.The unit features a cold-cutting process to help ensure distortion-free...

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