Excerpt from FABshop Magazine Direct
Jetting to success
Machine: OMAX 60120
The introduction to waterjet technology is often prompted by the need for achieving tighter tolerances with no risk of a heat-affected zone. In fact, some waterjet machines can achieve a tolerance as small as 0.025 mm. Without waterjet technology in the shop to meet their tolerance needs, owners have to outsource the work to others, which can prolong lead times. Bringing the technology in-house becomes an exciting prospect and once they do it, shop owners seldom look back.
For Steel Sales Inc., located in the upstate New York town of Sherburne, Kenneth Allgair, general manager, says the company was looking for a way to evolve its fabrication capabilities and provide additional services to customers. After doing some research, Allgair knew waterjet technology could provide that needed boost.