Waterjets

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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.
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Waterjets: Articles

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.

Ultra-High Pressure Heart Exam: A Closer Look at Waterjet Pumps

This schematic for a hydraulic intensifier pump shows the configuration of components used to create ultra-high pressure in a hydraulic intensifier pump.(Click on schematic to enlarge it)
Which pump is right for your shop? Here is a look at how a water intensifier system operates, different system configurations, and the specific things to look for in the pump system regarding the waterjet application required.

 

Waterjets: Industry News

MC Machinery Licenses Waterjet Technology to AKS Cutting Systems

The waterjets will be marketed alongside the current AKS CNC plasma, oxy-fuel and fiber laser technologies, and AKS will utilize the strength and durability of the MC Machinery design to offer customers a competitive edge in waterjet cutting, including using the Mitsubishi CNC control, Taper Control System (TCS) and Ultra-High Pressure 90,000 psi.
AKS will license, manufacture, market and distribute MC Machinery waterjets throughout North America.

Jet Edge Nominated for Awards

Jet Edge waterjets are used by a wide range of industries around the world to cut everything from auto parts and titanium joint implants to food products and diapers.
The BOLD Awards celebrate and honor the very best in corporate growth strategies for Minnesota companies.

TECHNI Waterjet Names Mac-Tech as Midwest Distributor

They will sell and service waterjets in Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

 

Waterjets: Products

Laser, Waterjet, Plasma Cutting Systems

An Eagle fiber laser cutting head with laser beam from MSS Lasers is one of the most advanced systems in the market, with linear drives on all three axes and a low inertia carbon fiber transverse bridge construction that can accelerate up to 6G with achieve cutting speeds in excess of 100 m/min.
A yearend review of some of the current advances and application capabilities in each of these metal cutting technologies.

Ultra-High Pressure Direct-Drive Pump

The 100 hp pump uses variable frequency drive (VFD) technology to tailor power and water consumption to an application for powerful and precise cutting.
This 100 hp direct-drive pump from OMAX uses EnduroMAX® technology to improve reliability and lower operating costs by delivering JetPower at the nozzle that is equal to 135 hp intensifier designs.

Advanced CAM Software for Waterjet Cutting

Intelli-CAM quickly generates multi-axis, machine-ready tool paths from complex 3D solid models. The software generates machine-ready cutting geometry through a few simple computer mouse clicks. 
Intelli-CAM from OMAX seamlessly generates tool paths from 3D models and further simplifies the cutting of complex, precision parts.