Waterjets

Going for the Right Formula to Compete

Gopher Motorsports has enlisted Jet Edge to cut carbon composite, steel and aluminum parts for their Formula SAE race car using waterjet technology.
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Waterjets: Articles

X(-5) Marks the Spot

Jacquet Midwest uses a dual head 5-axis EDGE X-5 waterjet cutting system from Jet Edge to process full 10 ft x 20 ft plates of stainless steel (up to 12 in thick) and nickel alloy (up to 2 in thick). The rare capability of dual 5-axis cutting services on the system distinguishes the company from their competitors. (second view)
From metal service centers in the U.S to industrial plant contractors in Turkey, fabricators everywhere are discovering how 5-axis waterjet cutting capabilities can be used to grow their business in heavy industrial applications. 

Understanding the Impact of Pressure and Velocity in Waterjet Cutting

Extremely easy to set up and operate, waterjet cutting technology is a cold-cutting process that can cut virtually any material without adding heat or stress and quickly produce small or large batches of parts, even for difficult projects.
The move to higher pressure has improved the productivity of waterjet cutting systems, but the increase in jet velocity is actually the driving force behind these dramatic gains in efficiency.

Call to Arms

Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was fitted for a custom socket for his torso and shoulders that supports the prosthetic limbs and also makes the neurological connections with the reinnervated nerves. 
Abrasive waterjet micro machining technology created 23 of the parts used in the fingers, hand, wrist, arm and shoulder of the first Modular Prosthetic Limbs worn and controlled by a bilateral shoulder-level amputee.

Specialty Precision Fabrication Shop Grows with Waterjets

Precision Waterjet Concepts uses a Jet Edge 4 ft x 4 ft High Rail Gantry system equipped with four abrasive jet cutting heads that is powered by a 150 hp waterjet intensifier pump.
Precision Waterjet Concepts uses waterjet cutting systems from Jet Edge to cut virtually any material, especially AR Plating and titanium.

Waterjet Manufacturer Meets Growing Demand With Company-Wide Automation System

The recently integrated company-wide custom-designed automated management system includes more than 100 tablets for streamlining manufacturing plant operations.
The in-house system developed by OMAX helps eliminate bottlenecks, provides active real-time measurable data, makes it possible to quickly adjust to fluctuating production schedules, streamlines processes and shortens manufacturing lead times to get machines on customers’ shop floors faster.

 

Waterjets: Industry News

Missouri S&T Wins Waterjet

Ribbon cutting to inaugurate the new WARDKit 5x5 waterjet cutting system at the Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center on the Missouri S&T campus.
Students won a system they had helped assemble in a build-off competition.

OMAX Engineer is Recognized by ASME

Presenting the award are Sam Y. Zamrik (left), PhD, ASME PVP 2016 Conference Advisor and Thomas G. Loughlin (center), CAE, the executive director of ASME. Receiving the award is Darren L. Stang (right) of OMAX.
Darren Stang is now a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Department of Labor Recognizes Hypertherm

Hypertherm safety champions pose with Jeff Erskine, the OSHA region l deputy regional administrator. (pictured l-r) Tracy Hannett, Jeff Erksine, David Cushman II, and Andy Barraby.
All seven of their New Hampshire manufacturing locations are now designated Voluntary Protection Program Star worksites by OSHA.

 

Waterjets: Products

FABTECH 2016: Forming & Fabricating (Part Two)

Booth C-43023: With a just-in-time focus, vendor-managed inventory and wide array of cutting equipment, Ohio Laser specializes in contract tube and pipe contract cutting and has the largest contract manufacturing capability in the Midwest for cutting parts and fabricating assemblies.
Take a closer look at some of the metal forming and fabrication technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Precision Waterjet 3D Cutting of Taper-Free Parts from Any Material

Booth C-25085: The workhorse EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet from Jet Edge cuts precise taper-free parts from virtually any material, including sophisticated 3D parts such as impellers, and bevels up to 50 deg.
The EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet from Jet Edge cuts sophisticated 3D parts, such as impellers, and bevels up to 50 deg in harsh industrial environments.

Next Generation 3D Waterjet Pathing and Cutting Software

Booth C-33021: FlowXpert 2016 is next generation CAD/CAM waterjet software from Flow International that incorporates application tips, material cut speed knowledge, improved pathing algorithms and expanded lead in/out customization, and anticipates what steps are needed for premier 3D pathing and cutting.
FlowXpert 2016 from Flow Corporation increases flexibility in design and pathing to improve waterjet cutting of basic and complex parts.