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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Two-, four-, and five-axis waterjets offered

May 9, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Inc. now offers three waterjets—the Classica, a two-axis unit; the Suprema, a four-axis with tilt head; and the Evolution, a five-axis unit.The Classica features 2-D CAD/CAM...

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MC Machinery Systems names marketing manager

May 9, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has hired Patrick Simon as marketing manager to lead marketing efforts for all product divisions and provide support to the sales staff.Simon was previously...

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What you need to know about high-pressure equipment

May 9, 2006

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High-pressure abrasive and waterjet cutting systems have unique properties that must be understood to maximize performance and ensure safety. This article discusses the principles of water compressibility and pressurization, metal fatigue, high-pressure plumbing, seals, valves, and making and installing ultrahigh pressure fittings.

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Bernie and the jet

April 11, 2006

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Jay Leno's car collection, housed at the Big Dog Garage in Burbank, Calif., is not meant to collect dust. These cars are to be driven. Bernard Juchli is in charge of that, and now he has a waterjet to help him fabricate hard-to-find or non-existent parts and to keep the cars on the road.

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American Fabricator

April 11, 2006

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How do you get to Hollywood? Ride a motorcycle when you're 3 years old, start welding at 8, and rebuild a car engine at 9—if you want to be the lead fabricator on American Chopper, that is, one of the most popular metal fabrication-as-entertainment reality cable TV shows airing on the Discovery Channel. Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. Teutul are the highly visible father-son pair usually featured in the media. But it is Vincent DiMartino who is the fabricator behind the bikes, the muscle behind the biceps, the grin behind the guns. Vinnie surmised that the automated waterjet from Flow Intl., Kent, Wash., is probably the most sophisticated equipment he uses, and that much of what he fabricates for the choppers is cut on OCC's waterjet.

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MG Systems & Welding to be featured on History Channel

March 9, 2006

MG Systems & Welding is being featured on The History Channel's 'Super Tools' series as part of a show about the Newport News Shipyard, which uses the company's TMC4500ST for providing beveled plates...

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Waterjet cutting system shuttle table enhances productivity

March 7, 2006

The Byjet 3015 waterjet cutting system from Bystronic Inc. has a shuttle table that the company says can increase productivity up to 30 percent.The new CNC intensifier produces consistent square edges...

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Waterjet control system upgraded

February 7, 2006

Flow Intl. Corp. offers the FlowMaster® 6.01, an upgraded version of the company's Windows®-based waterjet control system.

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Cutting software upgraded

February 7, 2006

MG Systems and Welding has introduced the version 3.0 of its Global Control software.The new version includes a Job List feature that allows users to load several part programs into memory, assign...

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CNC touchscreen enables easy setup, operation

February 7, 2006

Bystronic has introduced its ByVision Control CNC operating platform with a 15-in. touchscreen that allows users to maneuver through screen selections quickly for easy setup and operation.The user is...

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Bystronic names distributor

February 7, 2006

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has signed on ACC Machinery Co. Inc., Phoenix, as a distributor for the Arizona region.Systems offered include Byspeed Bysprint, and Bystar laser cutting systems; the...

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Waterjet system works with laser, robotic, oxyfuel, and plasma cutters

January 10, 2006

The M-Series of waterjets from WARDJet Inc. enables operators to use a laser, robotic arm, oxyfuel cutter, or plasma cutter as a waterjet and drive the intensifier off compressed air in the shop.A...

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Fixturing for abrasive jet machining

January 10, 2006

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Clamping the workpiece against sideways motion and weighting it against vertical motion will prevent part loss and improve part quality in waterjet machining. This article offers practical fixturing suggestions for both cutting from flat sheet and adding features to existing parts.

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Trailblazing with waterjet

November 8, 2005

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For Johnson Enterprises of New Brunswick, Canada, the waterjet cutting system with shuttle table has opened the door to business opportunities more diverse than the materials it can process.

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Flow Intl. completes Avure Technologies sale

November 2, 2005

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a supplier of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet products, has announced that it has completed the divestiture of its General Press operations, which consist of the North...

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