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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Waterjet systems include 5-axis cutting heads for chamfering up to 50 degrees

February 12, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools offers full 5-axis waterjets in flying-bridge and traditional gantry designs. The 5-axis cutting head allows for chamfering up to 50 degrees, coupled with endless rotation, which eliminates the need to repeat pierce-cuts. The manufacturer’s 450 Cut Control has a waterproof...

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Small scale waterjet system

Small-scale waterjet systems save floor space

January 27, 2014

WardJet has introduced two new models to its Emerald series of waterjet cutting systems. At 2 by 2 ft., the Emerald 0606 is the smallest waterjet manufactured by the company. Because of its rigid, sturdy tank design, it can handle materials from 2-in. foam sheet to 12-in.-thick stainless...

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Waterjet's cutting area almost same size as machine

January 10, 2014

TECHNI Waterjet™ has introduced the Techjet-X3® 4100-G gantry-style waterjet cutting system. The machine's cutting area (6 ft. 7 in. by 13 ft. 2 in.) is nearly the same size as the machine (7 ft. 10 in. by 14 ft. 5 in.), helping to save facility space. The waterjet machine comes...

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Waterjet cutting system's small size contributes to energy efficiency - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet cutting system's small size contributes to energy efficiency

December 12, 2013

Sugino Corp. has introduced the Katana2 waterjet cutting system for cutting titanium, stainless steel, and copper. Utilizing an extra-fine abrasive nozzle, the machine can achieve cutting diameters as low as 0.012 in. at pressures up to 43,500 PSI. With a footprint of 57 by 81 in., the machine...

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Plasma cutting system, waterjet system introduced

December 3, 2013

Hypertherm has introduced the new Powermax125 plasma cutting and gouging system. According to the company, the system delivers the most power of any portable air plasma system currently available. The machine features a 1.5-in. recommended cut capacity. It can sever 2.5-in.-thick metal while...

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Waterjet robot allows 6-axis cutting - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet robot allows 6-axis cutting

November 27, 2013

WARDJet has introduced the multipurpose waterjet robot. It integrates waterjet cutting with end-of-arm tooling to achieve 6-axis cutting. A seventh axis is possible with the addition of a headstock/tailstock fixture that rotates the part while the robot cuts around it. The robot is a...

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Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines - TheFabricator.com

Software features added to laser, bending, and waterjet machines

November 18, 2013

Bystronic Inc., Elgin, Ill., has introduced new software features to its laser, bending, and waterjet product lines. PartID is a new feature of the Bystronic BySoft 7 CAD/CAM software. The identification code is generated with BySoft 7and then laser-engraved onto the part utilizing a Bystronic...

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Jet Edge launches new corporate video on YouTube

November 15, 2013

Jet Edge Inc., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet systems in St. Michael, Minn., has posted a new corporate video on its YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/jetedgewaterjets. Featuring a behind-the-scenes look inside the company's 100,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility, the video...

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JetcCuts names lead sales rep - TheFabricator.com

JetcCuts names lead sales rep

November 7, 2013

JetCuts, a watercut cutting service provider based in New Berlin, Wis., has named Scott Doman as lead sales representative. Doman comes from JetCuts' sister company, K.G. Stevens. In this position, he works directly with customers to educate them on the company's customized...

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OMAX names Aqua Machinery as Mexico distributor

October 31, 2013

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Aqua Machinery SA de CV to market, sell, and support its JetMachining® centers and MAXIEM® JetCutting centers in Mexico. Aqua Machinery's main office, service workshop, and showroom are located in Mexico City....

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Water Jet Cutting: Tips for Maximizing Cut Quality 10-30-13

Date: October 30, 2013

Sponsored by Jet Edge

Length: 60:00

Waterjet technology experts shared tips for achieving high quality waterjet parts at the fastest speed and lowest operating cost.

Retro Systems names COO

October 24, 2013

Chicago-based Retro Systems Inc., a manufacturer of CNC profile cutting machines for the plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting processes, has named Brice Turner as COO. He also serves as managing partner of Retro Systems LLC. Turner is founder and president of Duty First Holdings in Wichita, Kan....

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Control software optimizes waterjet tool paths - TheFabricator.com

Control software optimizes waterjet tool paths

October 21, 2013

OMAX® Corp. has introduced Intelli-MAX® 20 intuitive control software that automatically optimizes the tool paths of the company's abrasive waterjet systems. The new automatic tool path planning engine in the software improves the artificial intelligence of the waterjets, creating less...

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JetCuts appoints general manager - TheFabricator.com

JetCuts appoints general manager

October 15, 2013

JetCuts, a New Berlin, Wis., waterjet cutting service provider, has named Shannon Stangel as general manager. Stangel has more than seven years of experience in the waterjet cutting...

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Abrasive waterjet machine cuts small parts - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive waterjet machine cuts small parts

October 11, 2013

OMAX® has introduced the MicroMAX™ JetMachining® Center for abrasive waterjet cutting of parts or part features smaller than 0.012 in. from a variety of materials, including exotic metals, advanced composites, polymer thermoplastics, and glass. Suitable for prototype development...

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