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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revolving doors

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

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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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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OMAX Corp. wins $3.75 million order from U.S. Air Force

March 10, 2009

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., has announced the sale of 16 units of its 55100 JetMachining® Center to the U.S. Air Force. The sale, estimated at $3.75 million, was completed in partnership with Phillips Corp. –Federal Division, OMAX's distributor exclusively dedicated to providing...

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Flow Intl. invests in Chinese waterjet manufacturing company

March 10, 2009

Flow Intl. Corp., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology in Kent, Wash., has completed its $2 million purchase of a minority ownership position in Dardi Intl. Corp., China's leading waterjet manufacturer with three factories located near Nanjing, China.Flow announced...

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Barton Group awarded highest honors from U.S. Green Building Council

February 4, 2009

The Barton Group, Glens Falls, N.Y., has been designated LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its corporate headquarters located in Glens Falls, NY. LEED Platinum is the highest rating under USGBC's system for designing...

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Waterjet system features 8-ft. by 13-ft. work envelope, allows overhead loading

December 16, 2008

Jet Edge Inc. has introduced its new Mid Rail Gantry waterjet system. It features an 8-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 system is driven by ball screw and...

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Second-generation waterjet introduced

December 16, 2008

MC Machinery Systems Inc. has introduced the second generation of its Mitsubishi Waterjet product line. The new systems feature technology upgrades. The company says that beginning in early 2009, all of its waterjets will be manufactured in the U.S.The 700 series CNC delivers advanced programming...

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