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

Hypertherm Repeats Selection As Most Ethical

Their business conduct fosters a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of operation.

Jet Edge Announces New Division

Choice Waterjet Parts manufactures and distributes replacement UHP pump parts, cutting heads, cutting head parts, orifices, nozzles, on/off valve parts, HP seal kits, swivels and much more for Flow, Omax, KMT, Bystronic and WSI waterjet cutting systems.
Their Choice Waterjet Parts manufactures and distributes aftermarket parts for major brands of waterjet cutting systems.

Educational Grants from Hypertherm

Hypertherm's grant program will award a Powermax45 plasma cutting and gouging system along with their full practice curriculum kit to ten schools in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. (view one)
Their “Spark Something Great" grants provide proper training for the next generation of welders and fabricators.

 

Waterjets: Products

Waterjet Cutting for Thick Materials

The durable ByJet Smart waterjet cutting system from Bystronic increases the ability to process any material without compromise at a lower cost per part. On thicker parts, a dual head system can produce the part for less overall cost because the capital investment is much lower and the dual heads are competitive with laser part throughputs. (view one)
The ByJet Smart waterjet cutting system from Bystronic uses high precision cutting heads, abrasive metering and constant automatic nozzle height sensing for unmatched part precision and consumable efficiencies.

Small Footprint Waterjet Cutting

Genesis Series waterjet cutting machines from Semyx provide huge cutting capabilities in a very small package for first time waterjet users. The rigid mechanical design of the system allows for high-end performance using high quality components often found in other elite systems.
Genesis Series waterjets from Semyx are ideal for smaller projects and a great introduction for first time waterjet users.

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.