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.

A Closer Look at Ultra-High Pressure Waterjet Pumps

Ultra-high pressure waterjet systems turn tap water and sand into a powerful abrasivejet that cuts through steel like butter and machines parts from super alloys like Inconel® with no hesitation. 
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

Jet Edge Receives Award

Jaimie Larson (left) of Jet Edge and award sponsor Jeff Mueller of 21st Century Bank. (Photo courtesy I-94 West Chamber of Commerce)
The waterjet manufacturer wins their second I-94 West Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Excellence Award.

Aquablast Authorized to Represent Jet Edge in UK

The manufacturer and dealer now sells and services the full Jet Edge waterjet line in the UK.

Jacquet West Service Center Adds Waterjet

With submerged or above-water cutting capabilities, the new waterjet cutting system from Jet Edge features a 12 ft x 21 ft table and is powered by a 60,000 psi 100 hp iP60-100 intensifier pump, with a ball-screw driven waterjet system that has the best repeatability in the industry.
The new large-format Mid Rail Gantry waterjet cutting system from Jet Edge enables the metal service center to process full 8 ft x 20 ft or 10 ft x 20 ft plates.

 

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.