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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Abrasive waterjet system features traction drive and allows cutting envelope expansion

November 11, 2008

OMAX® Corp.'s 80X JetMachining® Center is designed with a footprint of 265 in. by 152 in.The system—suitable for large-scale, precision machining of large or multiple parts—lis equipped with Intelli-TRAX, a traction drive that helps ensure accuracy and enables expansion of the...

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TECHNI Waterjet to move U.S. head office

November 11, 2008

TECHNI Waterjet™, a manufacturer and developer of waterjet cutting technology, has relocated and expanded its U.S. operations.The company moved to a 33,000-sq.-ft. facility in an industrial community located in Lenexa, Kan. The facility will include manufacturing, production, sales and...

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Metering allows operators to fine-tune waterjet abrasive amounts on-the-fly

October 14, 2008

Bystronic Inc. now offers CNC abrasive metering on all of its Byjet abrasive waterjet cutting systems. This allows operators to fine-tune the amount of abrasive that the waterjet will use, on-the-fly, from 0 to 1.5 lbs. per minute.The waterjet can be adjusted to use less abrasive when applications...

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Flow Intl. to begin work on Airbus contract

October 14, 2008

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent., Wash., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, announced that it has received purchase orders for four systems under the recently awarded contract to exclusively supply Airbus with Composite Machining Center (CMC)...

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Green cutting with waterjets

October 14, 2008 | By Dr. John H. Olsen

Abrasive waterjets are powerful cutting tools. As is the case with all industrial machinery, waterjet machines have certain inherent hazards that go beyond the obvious cuts. Knowledge of these hazards and proper protective measures are necessary for safe operation. This article presents an overview of the hazards and ways to ensure safety.

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What's involved in abrasive waterjet maintenance?

October 14, 2008 | By Jeff Day

For the end user of an abrasive waterjet, sometimes the maintenance involved with the new machine is underestimated. The downtime due to maintenance can result in decreased return on investment. To remain profitable, an owner must factor in costs associated with maintenance.

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Flow among Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 for Washington State

October 1, 2008

Flow International Corp., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, has been named to Deloitte's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Washington State, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in...

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Safety in jet cutting

July 15, 2008 | By Dr. John H. Olsen

Abrasive waterjets are powerful cutting tools. As is the case with all industrial machinery, waterjet machines have certain inherent hazards that go beyond the obvious cuts. Knowledge of these hazards and proper protective measures are necessary for safe operation. This article presents an overview of the hazards and ways to ensure safety.

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Flow establishes manufacturing and technology center

July 15, 2008

Flow International Corp., Kent, Wash., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, has announced plans to establish a facility for designing and building its waterjet systems, which include large aerospace systems and robotic waterjet cutting...

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Flow Intl. receives Mitsubishi supplier award

June 17, 2008

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, has been awarded the B787 Excellent Suppliers award from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). Flow says it is the first American company to receive the award.Flow delivered the first wing box...

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LAI adds officers to senior management team

June 17, 2008

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has named two officers to its senior management team: Vinnie Caliendo as chief financial officer and Eric Nelson as vice president and chief technology officer.Caliendo previously was CFO at Rich...

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LAI names strategic products director

May 15, 2008

LAI Intl. Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has named Darcy Dodge as director of strategic products.Dodge is responsible for directing and coordinating the company's resources to achieve its objectives for strategic products, including turbine...

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Manual waterjet bevel head cuts up to a 45-degree angle

May 13, 2008

Bystronic Inc. has introduced a new manual bevel angle cutting head option for the Byjet waterjet cutting system. This option allows cutting at up to a 45-degree angle. In conjunction with the integrated height control and collision protection, the bevel head can be used for weld preparation or...

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Intensifier pump developed for waterjet systems

May 13, 2008

Bystronic Inc. has introduced the Bypump 50 APC (active pressure control) intensifier pump for its line of Byjet precision abrasive waterjet cutting systems.The pump incorporates a dual-cylinder intensifier design. With CNC for each of the cylinders, the pump maintains constant pressure without...

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Maximizing waterjet cutting profit - TheFabricator

Maximizing waterjet cutting profit

April 15, 2008 | By Dr. John H. Olsen

Achieving maximum profitability from your waterjet system requires knowing which operating methods are best-suited to your application. This article explores the costs associated with waterjet cutting and shows a method for maximizing the profit derived from the machine for various production scenarios. Specific examples are provided.

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