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.
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.
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.
Precision Waterjet Concepts uses waterjet cutting systems from Jet Edge to cut virtually any material, especially AR Plating and titanium.
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.
Their associates get an additional eight hours of paid time off each year to volunteer in community activities.
Students won a system they had helped assemble in a build-off competition.
Darren Stang is now a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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.
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.
FlowXpert 2016 from Flow Corporation increases flexibility in design and pathing to improve waterjet cutting of basic and complex parts.