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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...

Toolcraft: A Small Company with Big Company Capabilites and Certifications

Toolcraft was founded in 1963 by Robert Sanders. Days meant calling on prospective customers and evenings were spent machining the parts for his new customers. The company started out primarily doing work for AiResearch, but soon expanded to have many customers, both large and small. One of these customers was Wynn's Precision, based in Tempe, Arizona. From their work with Wynn's they...

Canadian Diamond F.C. Fills Waterjet Cutting Niche

By Jerry Cook

When Igor Koybash and Konstantyn Lysogor, co-owners of Concord, ON-based Diamond F.C. Inc., realized that there was a growing demand in the market for waterjet cutting, they didn’t waste any time filling that niche.

That’s why Koybash and Lysogor launched Diamond F.C., which is a job shop that specializes in waterjet cutting and fabricating, earlier...

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Impact of Residual Stresses on Accuracy of AWJ Cutting

As the accuracy of abrasive waterjet (AWJ) machines is improving, a wider range of process variables are receiving attention regarding their impact on the accuracy of AWJ cut parts. Residual stress is one of these process variables. In this experimental study, AWJ tests cutting steel samples with and without residual stresses were conducted. The results indicated a strong link between residual...

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Determination of Machinability and Abrasive Cutting Properties

Modern abrasive waterjet machines require precise parameter settings to meet the everincreasing precision demand. Machinability and abrasive index are two important parameters for abrasive waterjet cutting. The latest software uses a cutting model that takes the inputs of machinability, abrasive index, and other process parameters to predict the jet behavior so that compensation can be made to...

Custom Cut Machine Inc.

Custom Cut Machine Inc, based in British Columbia, Canada, replaced their Flow CNC waterjet driven by the vendors own CAM software in June 2007 with an OMAX 80160. They had been considering a CAM system upgrade since 2005, as although the previous software worked fairly well there was room for improvement with nesting efficiency and ease of use.

Lyle Paulson, President said; “I...

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Recent Development in Abrasivejet Software

There are two functions for software in abrasive waterjet machining. First, software is used to transform the design intent into a tool path. This is generally referred to as CAD-CAM software and this field has been improving rapidly with multiple vendors in the market. While important for ease of geometry input, it has little effect on part production cost. The second function for software is...

OMAX Helps Howell Industries in the Aftermath of Katrina and Rita

When Howell Industries invested in an OMAX 80160 two summers ago, they expected improvement in productivity and added capabilities, but they couldn’t have foreseen that owning an OMAX would help them weather two Category 5 hurricanes.

Howell has been in business since 1965, specializing in machining and fabrication for rotating equipment such as pumps and gearboxes. They serve...

The Renaissance Shop

B.C. shop achieves product diversity with its waterjet machines

Out on the west coast in Delta, B.C., FlexyShop Inc. is cutting, bending, welding, finishing and engraving up a storm. The company specializes in laser and water jet services.

Burak Ataman founded the firm in 2004. He remains the current owner and president. FlexyShop currently has a total of six employees, and operates...

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