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Wagner Makes Waves with JETCAM Driving OMAX Waterjet

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Wagner Machine Co, based in Champaign, Illinois provides precision CNC machine shop services spanning a wide variety of cutting technologies. They purchased an OMAX 2652 Waterjet cutter in 2003, which has a maximum cutting table of 26" x 52". The supplied CAM software was capable of automatic nesting of simple components, but did not...

Waterjet Machine Available at Vashon College

By Leslie Brown

For years, John Olsen, an MIT-trained engineer with a doctorate in fluid mechanics, has wondered how Vashon artists might use the water-jet technology he first developed in his garage on the Island some 30 years ago.

Now, thanks to a chance conversation on a ferry boat, he’s getting an opportunity to find out.

Olsen, whose backyard experiments ultimately...

Waterjets Move into the Mainstream

Manufacturing Engineering April 2005 Vol. 134 No. 4

Robert B. Aronson, Senior Editor

Waterjet is said to be the fastest growing manufacturing technique. But can a process that's good at cutting chicken parts do anything for you? Quite possibly, yes.

Waterjet, in a single machine, can greatly extend the manufacturer's capabilities. The buyers of waterjet systems seem...

Waterjet Evolves Into Precision Alternative

Abrasive waterjet cutting has historically been seen as a novel tool for rough cutting of materials such as steel, aluminum, titanium, Inconel® , and glass – sort of a glorified bandsaw for 2D shapes. But today™s waterjet technology has advanced into new territory.

With the latest in technology offered by waterjet manufactures and coupled with one firm™s technical...

Software: How is it Contributing to Plasma and Waterjet Operations

Waterjet Software

As machine tools evolve, adding processes and creating more parts in complex shapes, the software becomes an increasingly important factor in not only the operation of a machine, but the purchase as well.

This is especially true with waterjet software that can change often, as new advancements in technology drive the systems toward new frontiers.

What makes...

Innovative Cutting

Waterjet: Case Study

Antech Wire EDM

Antech Wire EDM Inc. is a high precision wire EDM and machining establishment, located in Oshawa, Ontario. Antech was founded in 1996 and continues to grow at a rapid pace.

At first glance, it is not hard to see what sets Antech apart from the others. With their advanced state-of-the-art equipment, running from wire EDM machining centers to...

Bector Says Innovation is the Key in Job Shop Machining

Betcor Manufacturing in Ontario, Canada is a small custom job shop with a difference. At first glance, they look like most other job shops, with a shop floor filled with machines for CNC milling, turning, surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, and even some welding and fabricating work.

At one end of the shop floor, though, is a piece of equipment that is anything but traditional...

The Engineers' Guide to Designing Abrasive Waterjet Parts

This is intended to give some tips for Engineers who are not experts in abrasivejet machining, but may be designing parts for Abrasivejet Machining. Hopefully, some of the tips and ideas presented here will save you time, effort, and money.

Quick Tips:

You can machine virtually any 2D shape. For cheaper / faster parts: avoid sharp corners, or tight radii. Avoid tiny holes in...

EDM for The Long Run

The Modern Machine Shop

To manufacture large quantities of similar parts, a Georgia machine shop has found that wire EDM is the ideal process.

By Bill Dundas

Because it plays a supporting role in many shops, wire EDM isn't widely associated with high-volume production. But metalworking professionals who choose wire EDM as their mainline process continue to develop...

Abrasivejet is Machine of Choice for One-Of-A-Kind Parts

This is another exclusive Modern Applications News interview by Larry Olson, Editor, with a metalworking industry leader: Dr. John H. Olsen, Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations, OMAX Corp.

Modern Applications News: What has been the recent history of the waterjet industry?

Dr. Olsen: “On the time scale of other machine tools, recent history includes the total...

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