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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OMAX recognized for leadership in educational outreach - TheFabricator.com

OMAX recognized for leadership in educational outreach

March 13, 2013

OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., a designer and manufacturer of advanced abrasive waterjet technology, has received the inaugural Inspire Award from the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA). The award acknowledges the company's leadership and creativity in cultivating student interest in...

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TECHNI Waterjet names distributor for New England

March 7, 2013

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., has announced that Aquajet Cutting Technology, Bloomfield, Conn., is distributing its 2-D and 3-D waterjet cutting machinery in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. Aquajet Cutting Technology, a division of...

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Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs - TheFabricator.com

Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs

March 5, 2013

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, celebrated the grand opening of a new 160,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on March 4. The additional manufacturing space is expected to facilitate the creation of up to 500 new jobs for New...

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Waterjet cutting system includes double ball screw protection - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet cutting system includes double ball screw protection

March 4, 2013

The Phantom waterjet cutting series from Semyx features stainless steel covers and tanks and double protection for the ball screw. It operates in all axes driven by ball screw. The machine has a separate custom tank that allows flexibility for waterjet transportation with front rollers that...

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Shape cutting machine gantry accommodates four waterjet, two high-def plasma stations - TheFabricator.com

Shape cutting machine gantry accommodates four waterjet, two high-def plasma stations

February 14, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Hydrocut™ LX low-rail waterjet shape cutting machine. It features a large gantry with a high-stiffness beam design, dual precision linear rails, and precision rack and pinion drives. The size and strength of this gantry make it suitable for waterjet...

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New features added to intensifier pumps

February 8, 2013

AccuStream has redesigned its AS series intensifier pumps to help improve output and increase energy efficiency. A new soft-starter reduces the amount of electricity the pump consumes during start-up and minimizes spikes in energy consumption during normal operation. A new filter/breather cap in...

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WARDJet creates largest combination waterjet, CMC milling platform for AMRC with Boeing

January 22, 2013

WARDJet Inc., a designer and manufacturer of waterjet and CNC platforms in Tallmadge, Ohio, has partnered with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing in Sheffield, U.K., to create what it says is one of the largest combination waterjet and CNC milling platforms in the world...

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Jet Edge awarded U.S. patent for ultrahigh-pressure waterjet seal

January 16, 2013

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has announced it has received a patent for a mechanism that provides metal-on-metal sealing without the use of conventional plastic seals. This technology uses two convex, curved surfaces in single-line contact with one another to seal ultrahigh-pressure (UHP)...

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U.S. Army's Blackhorse Regiment installs Jet Edge waterjet system - TheFabricator.com

U.S. Army's Blackhorse Regiment installs Jet Edge waterjet system

January 9, 2013

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has announced that the U.S. Army's legendary 11th Armored Calvary Regiment (ACR) has installed a Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting system at its home base in Fort Irwin, Calif. The 11th ACR — the Blackhorse Regiment — is well-known for serving as...

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Waterjet machine designed for entry-level use - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet machine designed for entry-level use

January 7, 2013

Koike Aronson Ransome Inc. has introduced the Koikejet E series waterjet cutting machine. The gantry-style machine features a low-profile table and Burny Phantom ST touchscreen controller. The system is designed for users entering the waterjet cutting market. Standard machine sizes are 4 by 4...

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2-D + 3-D = 5-axis waterjet cutting - TheFabricator.com

2-D + 3-D = 5-axis waterjet cutting

January 7, 2013

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Five-axis waterjet cutting is not something you see in every fabricating operation. But for some applications where tube or precise edge cutting might be required, it makes total sense.

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Hypertherm acquires AccuStream waterjet products company

January 3, 2013

Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, has announced the acquisition of AccuStream, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of waterjet cutting products. "AccuStream's core values and focus on building reliable, highly precise cutting products makes the company a perfect fit for...

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Precision Waterjet Concepts installs third Jet Edge waterjet cutting system

December 11, 2012

Precision Waterjet Concepts Inc. has installed a third Jet Edge waterjet cutting system at its five-axis and three-axis waterjet cutting facility in Pequot Lakes, Minn. The 4- by 4-ft. high rail gantry machine is equipped with four abrasivejet cutting heads. The system is powered by a 150-HP...

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Waterjet cutting table

The trend toward larger abrasive waterjet cutting tables

December 10, 2012

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Once custom-produced on a one-off basis for specific applications, large abrasive waterjet cutting tables have become part of many standard systems, thanks mostly to advanced linear-drive technology that makes the machines more affordable.

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Waterjet pump runs 1,000 hours between required rebuilds - TheFabricator.com

Waterjet pump runs 1,000 hours between required rebuilds

December 4, 2012

OMAX® Corp. offers the EnduroMAX® pump for its JetMachining® centers. According to the manufacturer, the pump runs 1,000 hours at 55,000 PSI between required rebuilds. It also can run continuously at 60,000 PSI and is available in 30-, 40-, and 50-HP versions. The design comprises...

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