Tag: Materials

Never obsolete

Growing demand in the aerospace and automotive markets is prompting the development of a plethora of exotic materials. Like automakers, airframe builders and their supply base have been pursuing ways to increase energy efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and prevent further deterioration to the environment. Lightweighting structures reduces an aircraft’s mass and requires less lift force and...

The Versatility of OMAX Abrasive Waterjets

A state-of-the-art machine tool cutting aluminum, and glass, and steel, and rubber, and composite, and …

Innovation changes how and what we machine. On top of that, industry trends fluctuate with market prices of imported or locally sourced materials. If the price of steel wavers, how will your company react? When the needs of the customers change, how will your machine shop adapt? Can...

Waterjet Goes Mainstream

by Charles Bates

Cutting with water? Not as wild and wacky as some might think.

Abrasive waterjet has never been considered a run-of-the-mill machining technology. In its early days, shops thought it weird, typically using it only as a last resort when all other cutting methods failed. As if this wasn't enough of a setback, the process had problems with accuracy, reliability, and...

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