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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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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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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Flow announces cancellation of OMAX acquisition

May 12, 2009

Flow International Corp., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, has announced that it is not exercising its option to acquire OMAX Corp.Charley Brown, President and CEO of Flow said, "After a thorough review of our financing...

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Flow, KUKA announce strategic alliance

April 16, 2009

Flow International Corp., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, recently announced the formation of a strategic alliance with KUKA Robot Group, a supplier of robotic automation."This alliance between Flow and KUKA helps assure we address the important...

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Waterjet cutting machine available in two sizes features exposed tank for overhead loading

March 10, 2009

Jet Edge Inc. has introduced a large-format, midrail gantry waterjet system. It features a 21-ft. by 13-ft. work envelope with an exposed tank that accommodates overhead loading. It comes standard with one abrasivejet cutting head; a second cutting head can be added.The machine is ball screw-driven...

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