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.
September 13, 2005
Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology equipment, has been awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2005 Customer Value Enhancement (CVE) Award...
April 11, 2005
When Waterjet Extreme Technologies (WET), Great Falls, Mont., was asked to bid on a large and lofty fabrication project as part of the Great Falls International Airport redesign, co-owners John Kramarich and Rip Rippetoe viewed the inherent challenges as opportunities to explore the limits of their capabilities while dealing with a limited budget.
March 8, 2005
Figure 1Abrasive jet users need in-depth knowledge of nozzle mechanics, either for practical reasons, or simply to have the satisfaction of knowing what their machines really are doing. Two types of information fabricators need are generally known accepted physical laws, and empirical data...
September 14, 2004
Machine Tools USA offers the Knuth USA Hydro-Jet five-axis waterjet cutting machine designed to produce complex ,3-D shapes in a single-pass operation.The system operates with both pure water and...
September 14, 2004
Abrasive waterjet's cold-cutting and omni-directional capabilities make it especially well-suited to cutting unusual shapes out of exotic and heat-sensitive materials. Also, because abrasive waterjet is a cold-cutting process, it does not create a heat-affected zone (HAZ), which can make it more difficult to execute downstream processes, such as welding.
July 13, 2004
Bystronic Inc.'s waterjet cutting system, Byjet, is an abrasive, cold-cutting system that produces clean, burr-free cutting edges. The system cuts a variety of flat sheet, tubular, and profiled...
May 4, 2004
Thinking ahead during the design stage of a fabrication always saves manufacturing costs later. This is also true for the parts cut with a precision waterjet. Part production time, assembly time, fixturing, and weld preparation time all can be saved. Even design time can be saved by following drafting standards that permit cutting directly from the design's CAD file.
January 13, 2004
The balance between waterjet cutting production rate and part precision always has been difficult to achieve because of the jet's complex behavior. Because its shape at any point along the tool path is a result of multiple independent variables — including the speed and acceleration with...