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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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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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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Pumps for abrasive jet cutting

September 10, 2003

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This is the last of four articles intended to help a prospective buyer evaluate the wide range of abrasive jet machinery on the market. The first article covers the abrasive jet process itself in comparison with other cutting processes to help the prospective buyer understand the pros and cons of...

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Advancements in waterjet technology

July 24, 2003

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When Jack Budd, president of Precision Waterjet, Orange, Calif., purchased his first waterjet system seven years ago, he expected most of the company's work to come from the aerospace industry, which was robust at the time. When business from that industry tapered off, he searched for new customers in the architectural, signage, and automotive aftermarket industries.

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Selecting a table for abrasive jet machining

June 26, 2003

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Editor's Note: This article is the third in a series intended to help a prospective user evaluate abrasive jet machinery. The first article, Buying an abrasive jet machine, compared the abrasive jet process with other cutting processes. The second article, Software for abrasive waterjet machining,...

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Software for abrasive water jet machines

March 13, 2003

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Software plays a key role in abrasive jet machining. Infact, it is only through software that precision abrasive jet machining truly is possible. Some of the most significant advancements in the industry have been in software.

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H2Olsen: Buying an abrasive jet machine. Is the process right for you?

April 15, 2002

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Abrasive waterjet cutting may or may not be right for your particular application; but, knowing all you can about the process and its pros and cons can help you make that decision better.

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