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.
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

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.

Jet Edge Named Finalist for Award

This aluminum part shows the bevel cutting capabilities of an EDGE 5-axis waterjet system from Jet Edge, which is one of three manufacturers contending for the Image Award that recognizes a Minnesota business for their efforts to enhance the manufacturing industry’s image and show the appeal of careers in manufacturing.
They are in the running for the Image Award that recognizes Minnesota businesses for showing the appeal of careers in manufacturing.

Social Responsibility Grows at Hypertherm

They report progress on their social and environmental goals.


Waterjets: Products

Sophisticated Waterjet Cutting Increases Versatility, Productivity

Booth C-27047: The 80X JetMachining Center from OMAX quickly and accurately cuts a wide range of materials and thicknesses for large-scale components and multi-part projects, and handles materials from metals to advanced composites to non-tempered glass. It uses the exclusive 100 hp EnduroMAX pump for faster part processing with 60,000 psi continuous operation, lower operating costs and a longer operating life.
The 80X JetMachining Center with Tilt-A-Jet and Rotary Axis, and the cost-effective MAXIEM 1530 with an A-Jet are waterjets from OMAX that tackle difficult cutting challenges in a wide range of materials.

Ultra-High Pressure 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting Systems

Booth C-25085: The X-Stream-powered EDGE X-5 5-axis waterjet system from Jet Edge is a workhorse machine capable of cutting sophisticated 3D parts, such as impellers and bevels, up to 50 deg in harsh industrial environments.
The X-Stream-powered EDGE X-5 ultra-hgh pressure 5-axis waterjet from Jet Edge cuts sophisticated, taper-free 3D parts such as impellers and bevels up to 50 deg from virtually any material.

FABTECH 2016 Sneak Preview: Forming & Fabricating

Booth C-35041: The compact, modular TruMatic 1000 fiber from TRUMPF is an entry-level punch laser combination with a solid-state laser that moves both the electric punching head and the laser along the Y-axis while the sheet moves in the other direction to increase machine dynamics, productivity and process stability, and connect with innovative material handling options to further increase production.
The 2016 edition of FABTECH is on track to be one of the largest metal fabrication events ever at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas from November 16-18. This special sneak peek provides technical reviews of some of the machinery, tooling, systems and accessories that will be exhibited in the Forming & Fabricating Pavilion to help you get a head start on navigating the show floor and managing your time while you’re there.