Tag: Complementary Cutting

Working with Titanium on a Waterjet

We often get asked, “Can an OMAX waterjet cut titanium?”

The answer is “Yes.”

Titanium is harder, but also lighter, than both aluminum and steel. If you have ever machined titanium on a mill, you know it has a tendency to be a very slow cut. However, with an abrasive waterjet, cutting titanium is fast and easy.

Here is a basic guide to...

Complementary Machining: Adding a Waterjet to Your Machine Shop - Part 3

Every precision CNC machine shop contains multiple types of equipment. They often utilize mills, lathes, multi-axis machine centers, grinders, EDM machines, and precision hones. The goal of any machine shop is to add value to a product through the manufacturing process. Abrasive waterjet machines have a common place within a machine shop because they add value by eliminating non-value-...

Engineering Custom Safety Solutions with Ash Safety

“Our OMAX waterjet allows us to produce ratchet rings from brass bronze for our load arrestor blocks, high performance rockers for vintage motorcycle championships, as well as custom marine engine transom plates and other various bespoke fittings,” said Andre Beard owner of Ash Safety. “Our APL Load Arrestors could hold rivet guns and tools with weights up to...

5 Ways To Increase Productivity With Your Waterjet

Cut out net blanks on the waterjet before doing final machining on a CNC mill. You can save a lot of machining time by first cutting parts to their rough shape with the waterjet, then doing final machining on a CNC mill. Not only will the actual cutting time be shorter, but you’ll also save time in machine setup and material handling. Setting up a job on a CNC mill can be a complex,...

Waterjet and Laser Cutting: A Perfect Pair

To stay competitive, shorten lead times, and increase the markets they can serve, many laser job shops are adding abrasive waterjets to their machining equipment inventory. To uncover why the relatively new waterjet cutting method is gaining popularity with these traditional machining shops, let’s first take a look at how each technology works.

Laser

A laser cutter works...

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