Michael Waltrip Racing installs second Jet Edge waterjet cutting machine
Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has announced that Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) has installed a second Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting system at its fabrication shop in Cornelius, N.C.
The Edge X-5, a 5-axis waterjet cutting system, can cut beveled, taper-free parts from almost any material. The machine, which features IGEMS CAD/CAM/nesting software, is powered by a 100-HP Jet Edge iP55-100 hydraulic intensifier pump that pressurizes water to 55,000 PSI.
MWR uses the machines to cut more than 1,000 parts for each of its NASCAR Sprint Cup cars. It builds about 56 cars per year.