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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Flow opens sales, customer service center in Czech Republic

December 16, 2008

Flow Intl. Corp., Kent, Wash., a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, recently opened a sales and customer service center in the Czech Republic.The center, located in Brno, serves customers in central and eastern European markets,...

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Cutting more than metal with a waterjet

December 15, 2008 | By Mike Burns, Dan Davis

With waterjet cutting equipment, shops are no longer limited to the world of metal fabrications. They can search for new business in areas that were once considered unrealistic.

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Laser cutting for the first time

December 15, 2008 | By Dan Davis

M&L Industries found a laser cutting machine for the right price and at the right size. After a year of laser cutting and bringing in new business, it looks like the right choice.

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Barton Mines releases waterjet parts catalog

November 25, 2008

Barton Mines Company, LLC has announced the publication of a new waterjet parts catalog representing a comprehensive offering of replacement parts for abrasive waterjet equipment. The 40-page catalog features a full line of parts and accessories for all waterjet systems including Flow®,...

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Barton Mines expands capacity at HPX™ processing plant

November 25, 2008

Barton Mines Co., Glens Falls, N.Y., a supplier of waterjet abrasives and waterjet replacement parts, has announced the expanded capacity of its HPX™ waterjet abrasive processing facility in North Creek, N.Y.The increased production is a direct result of a comprehensive plant re-engineering...

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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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