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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Mid Atlantic Machinery launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

Mid Atlantic Machinery, Harrisburg, Pa., has announced it has launched a new Web site.The site promotes the company's product lines as well as used and stock machinery. It highlights management and...

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Flow Intl. appoints VP, CFO

October 6, 2005

Flow Intl. Corp., a supplier of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet products, has appointed Douglas P. Fletcher as vice president and CFO. Fletcher will oversee all of the company's financial functions from...

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Flow Intl. receives Customer Value Enhancement Award

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...

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Flow Intl., Motoman expand alliance

June 3, 2005

Flow International Corp., a supplier of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet products, and Motoman Inc., a provider of robotic automation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Yaskawa Electric Corp., have announced...

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Waterjet system delivers up to 55,000 PSI

May 10, 2005

The 2652 JetMachining® Center from Omax® cuts standard-size steel and aluminum sheets. It has a direct-drive, high-pressure water pump capable of pressurizing water to as high as 55,000...

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Richel to hold waterjet cutting course

May 10, 2005

Richel Inc. is holding its 43 rd Waterjet Cutting Techniques Course at its corporate offices in Kent, Ohio, July 17 - 19.The course, conducted by Richard Ward, a professional engineer who has...

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Rising to great heights in Great Falls

April 11, 2005

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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.

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Abrasive Jet Mechanics

March 8, 2005

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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...

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Waterjet cutting system is compact

December 7, 2004

Knuth USA offers the Hydro-Jet Eco 1005, a compact waterjet cutting system with a 20- by 40-in. work area.The abrasive model is suitable for cutting aluminum, steel, and compound materials. It...

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Bystronic names regional sales manager

October 12, 2004

Bystronic Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., has named Youssef "Joe" Malek as regional sales manager for the West Coast. His responsibilities include increasing laser, press brake, waterjet, automation, and...

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Waterjet cutting machine produces 3-D shapes in single pass

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...

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Where abrasive waterjets shine

September 14, 2004

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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.

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Waterjet cutting system has optional rotary axis, shuttle table

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...

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Fan cut with waterjet

Designing for abrasive waterjet fabrication

May 4, 2004

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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.

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Improving waterjet cutting precision by eliminating taper

January 13, 2004

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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...

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