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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...

Metal Tech Shop Maximizes Value

By Staff Sgt. Francesca Popp

3rd Wing Public Affairs

Airmen in the 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s metals technology shop are maximizing value while minimizing waste by making what customers need from scratch.

On a daily basis, they can produce two-dimensional “parts” for just about any aircraft here.

“With our computer design...

All in a Day: At Hoffman Design Works, It's All Work and All Play

"I love my job." Anyone who can make that statement and truly mean it is a lucky individual. Drew Hoffman is one of those people. He's the founder of Hoffman Design Works, Bloomington, Ind., and it's common for him to profess the profound joy he gets from 9 to 5. It's especially convincing when he describes some of the projects he's accomplished since opening the...

Marines Deploy Advanced Waterjet Technology for Rapid Response Repair

U.S Marine Corps

Focused on rapid response since its founding, the U.S. Marine Corps have deployed Marine Expeditionary Units to trouble spots around the world for more than 200 years. The Corps' flexibility depends on its support operations, including such services as in-theater repair and fabrication units that provide immediate machining and welding capability. In line with trends...

MAXIEM 1515 Keeps Small Jobs Cost Efficient

Metal Products Engineering

Metal Products Engineering began their business as a Lockheed subcontractor in 1940. Since then, the company has designed and built an impressive inventory of customized progressive dies in their Los Angeles facility. To remain competitive throughout the years, the company supplemented its aerospace business with a diversified customer base of commercial products....

Going to the Extreme With Jacyl Technology

Jacyl Technology

Did you know the third largest naval installation in the world is located in Crane, Indiana? Most of the ruggedized computer systems made by Jacyl Technology are used on applications from the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. All the commercialized computers you buy from a local retail store cannot handle the rough conditions required by the military. So...

Liquid Potential

ERA Industries, Inc.

These excerpts are from "Liquid Potential," an article written by John Loos and originally published in Modern Metals, December 2008 Copyright Trend Publishing Inc.

One of OMAX's customers that recently discovered the versatility of waterjet technology is ERA Industries Inc., Franklin Park, IL, a privately held precision machine job shop with a focus...

Brydge to Success

BrydgeWorks

When artistic passion, family experience, and happy coincidence combine with excellent timing, business can blossom. No one knows this better than Steve Brydge of BrydgeWorks Waterjet Cutting Services. His company specializes in architectural design and industrial cutting for business, government and manufacturing. With a Model 2652 and dual-head Model 80160, BrydgeWorks machines...

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