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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...

Abrasivejet Carves A Niche For Competitve Job Shop

"As a shop owner, the thing you hate most is sending a customer down the street with a part you can’t cut. He may take all his work elsewhere. That’s why we want to be a full-service job shop."

That is the principle that motivates Dan Mottl, president of Atlas Tool& Die Works Inc., a job shop in Lyons, IL. The company was founded in 1918 by his grandfather, a...

Job Shop Gets Abrasivejet Edge on Competition

"Abrasivejet technology is widely known in the metalworking industry, but what's not so widely known is how to apply it to specific production jobs," states Scott McFarlane, President of Cutting Technology, Inc., a job shop located in Auburn, Washington.

An 11-year veteran of EDM systems, McFarlane says he based his new company on abrasivejet technology because "even...

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...

Liquid Potential

ERA Industries Inc of Franklin, Illinois, is a privately held precision machine job shop that has recently discovered the versatility of abrasive waterjet technology.  ERA  traditionally focuses on components for military vehicles and commercial aerospace.  In August 2007, the company purchased its first OMAX machine, a Model  55100 JetMachining Center with 55 inches by 100...

AdChem Keeps on the Cutting Edge With Waterjets

AdChem Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (ACMT) of Manchester, CT prides itself on investing in the latest technology. “In our industry, that’s what helps us grow,” said Michael Polo, president and owner. So when a customer came to them unhappy with the heat-affected zone from laser cutting, ACMT invested in an abrasive waterjet.

Following a stint with his father...

Prototyping With Waterjet: Draw the Part, Cut the Part

“You name it, we can make it.” That is what Sam Charnegie, Operations Manager of LMS Stamping (Bethlehem, PA), is fond of saying. From harness guide bars for people who race Corvettes, to flanges for railings for buses and rail cars, to catsup and mustard dispensers for stadiums, LMS customers have a need and the shop can deliver it efficiently and quickly.

This broad-based...

Bringing Parts to Market Faster With an OMAX

Asterisk, Inc.

Since 1987, Asterisk Incorporated has been providing quality machining services for a variety of industries. Located less than an hour south of Hartford, Connecticut in Old Saybrook, Asterisk employs many traditional machining tools, including a press brake, vertical milling machine, saws, and a lathe. Because Asterisk provides both engineering and manufacturing services, they...

South Texan Machine Shop Shows True Grit With Waterjet Competitiveness

Amaida Machine Shop, LLC

Three years after opening his business, Amaida Machine Shop, L.L.C. owner Samuel Torres acquired an OMAX 55100 JetMachining® Center to incorporate waterjet cutting technology in his modern machining facility in Edinburg, Texas. By 2009, many competing machine shops in his vicinity closed their doors for business – but not Amaida.

"We kept...

Cutting With Water: Major Purchase Allows For Sideways Growth

WPC Services, LLC

These excerpts are from "Cutting with Water," an article written by Rick Williams and originally published in Sign Business, March 2009. Copyright National Business Media, Inc.

Just at the time when the national economy seems to be going in the tank, we are finishing up with an expansion that has been two or three years in the making. Is that timing or what...

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