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Did you know pure waterjets and abrasive waterjets are not interchangeable?

Waterjet machining has been around for decades. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing machining processes today, mainly due to its high versatility and ease of use. But when it comes to waterjet machining, there are actually two distinct types, pure waterjet and abrasivejet, and understanding the difference is important, if not critical.

Pure waterjet is the original form of the...

Waterjet Drives Engineering Innovation

As a sport that pushes the envelope at 200-plus miles per hour, NASCAR is often viewed by fans as an ultimate test of man and machine. Seat-of-the-pants driving and masterful strategy, however, are not the only elements that distinguish the winners from the rest—the creativity and ingenuity of engineers and machinists behind the scenes can be just as important.   That ingenuity and...

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...

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...

Shop's Diversity Rides on Waterjet Cutting

West Coast Steel Fabricators

What does a 260 mph Ford Mustang funny car, a 48” manhole lid, a kitchen countertop and a 56’ semitrailer have in common? They all center around Brian Hough’s shop, West Coast Steel Fabricators, and benefit from versatile, affordable waterjet cutting.

Brian Hough’s business extends beyond the West Coast Steel Fabricators job shop...

MAXIEM JetCutting Center Makes the Cut at Fabricating Shop

Walsh Manufacturing

Walsh Manufacturing, a Cleveland, Ohio, fabricating shop was at an impasse. The company wanted to grow, but was hindered by a scheduling logjam with its outside suppliers for cutting work. Company leadership decided to add new technology that would allow them to bring all the cutting work in-house. After considering plasma, laser and abrasive waterjet technologies, Walsh...

Tenex, Inc Replaces Laser With MAXIEM to Cut Thick Stainless Steel

Tenex Incorporated

The MAXIEM Waterjet line allowed Tenex Incorporated to embrace and introduce waterjet technology into their shop. For 18 years, their job shop primarily utilized precision laser cutting equipment to manufacture truck components and brackets for customers in the domestic trucking industry. New general management brought fresher ideas to drive more production efficiency and...

Job Shop Perseveres During Start-up, Now Swimming in Orders

H2O Precision

As any new entrepreneur knows, starting a business can be at once an exciting and terrifying prospect.  However, for those with the pioneering spirit to push through the fear and reach for their dreams, incredible rewards can be realized.  H20 Precision founders Sean O'Shea and Dave Henderson are shining examples of how hard work and persistence can help dreams...

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