X(-5) Marks the Spot

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. 
Waterjets: Articles

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.

Waterjet Cutting: Diamond vs. Ruby Orifices

In a job shop or short-run environment, rubies may be a better choice because every time you take the cutting head off the machine to change the orifice/nozzle combination, you increase the risk of debris getting to the orifice that could cause damage.
When should you use a ruby orifice or diamond orifice with your waterjet? Though either can be used, the answer depends upon the environment the machine is working in, along with a number of other considerations.


Waterjets: Industry News

WARDJet Stays Busy

TredWear, Park Plus, JHE Production, and Daylen Solutions built their unique machines on the shop floor of WARDJet, becoming experts on operating and servicing their new waterjets.
Four different customers simultaneously build unique waterjets on their production floor.

Mid Atlantic, Southern States Become OMAX Distributors

They will target waterjet sales to fabricators in the mid-Atlantic states and South Atlantic region.

Lantek and Waterjet Corporation Collaborate

By working with Lantek across all its global offices, the Waterjet Corporation will be able to benefit from a CADCAM system that has been tailored to suit each machine in its range and which will maximize the productivity possible on those machines.
Expert CADCAM software will now be used on their range of cutting machines.


Waterjets: Products

Electric Servo Pumps for Waterjet Cutting

With one of the smallest footprints in the waterjet industry, the innovative “Value Range” of Quantum electric servo pumps from TECHNI Waterjet run ten times quieter than standard hydraulic pumps and directly drive the plungers with an electric servo motor instead of an inefficient hydraulic system, consuming 60 percent less power than traditional Intensifier Pumps.
The Quantum VP from TECHNI Waterjet uses less power and greatly reduces water consumption with a high efficiency servo motor that requires minimal cooling.

Pure Waterjet Cutters

The 240 COBRA Series waterjet cutting machine comes in portable, raised tables from Semyx and uses pure water at a high cutting speed of 0 to 60 m/min in a precise process that is finer than 0.2 mm to create sharp lines and contours that are ideal for cutting carpet, foam and other textiles.
Portable COBRA waterjets from Semyx use raised tables and can be customized to fit any shop's needs.

Waterjet Technology Improves Productivity

Booth S-2767: Ideal for processing large, complex components or multiple parts from various materials and thicknesses with unmatched speed and precision, the 80X JetMachining Center from OMAX uses an optional A-Jet® cutting head for complete 5-axis machining that cuts beveled edges, angled sides, 3D shapes, and countersinks while compensating for taper.
OMAX offers OMAX 80X and MAXIEM 1515 JetMachining Centers and the Intelli-MAX Software Suite.