Monthly Archives: January 2014

Super Bowl Metal Trivia

As the Super Bowl draws near (and by the way, it’s this Sunday, February 2, 2014) we thought we would have some fun with major metals in the Super Bowl. As you likely know, aluminum canned drinks play a big … Continue reading

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Accuracy Considerations for 5-axis Machines and Machining

One of the fastest growing segments of machine tool consumption and sales is that of 5-axis machining centers. Whether it is the attempt to “get it done in one” or just due to part complexity, more manufacturers and machine shops … Continue reading

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The 90,000 PSI Myth

An established waterjet shop designed a part and then cut it on their new 90Kpsi 60HP intensifier pump. OMAX then cut the same part using their 4th Generation direct drive pump, the 50HP EnduroMAX®. With the same abrasive flow rate, … Continue reading

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5 Things to Look for Before You Buy a Waterjet

Get sample parts cut before you buy—it’s important to watch the part being made from start to finish, so visit a manufacturer’s showroom if you can. Seeing it made in person keeps a salesperson honest and allows you to see the process. The … Continue reading

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