Category Archives: Water Jet Cutting

Is abrasive waterjet the right tool for machining composites?

With the use of composite materials increasing every year, more and more customers are pursuing the best method for machining it for their specific application.  In many cases an abrasive waterjet is the perfect tool for the job.  The waterjet … Continue reading

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Preventative Maintenance Tips for Abrasive Waterjets

Many customers purchase an abrasive waterjet without really considering the maintenance that will be required, and the best ways to reduce downtime.  It’s important to keep in mind that with a waterjet you have a machine that’s combining 60,000psi of … Continue reading

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What is the new GlobalMAX Waterjet System?

As Fabtech approaches many manufacturers are preparing to unveil new machinery and technology to their customer’s and OMAX is among the leaders bringing new technology to the abrasive waterjet world.  Their new GlobalMAX waterjet cutting system will be available for … Continue reading

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Closed Loop Water Filtration Pros and Cons for Waterjet Cutting

Many shop owners are concerned about the water consumption that abrasive waterjet cutting requires, and the process for properly disposing of the used water after cutting.  One of the big advantages to abrasive waterjet cutting is that it’s such a … Continue reading

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Additive Manufacturing Follows the Footsteps of EDM

When a new technology comes into the machining industry, there are always worries that it will render other technologies inferior. It happened back when Computer Numerical Control Electrical Discharge Machining or CNC EDM equipment was introduced in the 1970’s. It … Continue reading

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What to do with used abrasive?

Probably the most frequently asked question from new waterjet owners, or those considering a purchase is, “What do I do with the used abrasive/garnet?”  Considering that some machine set-ups can go through as much as 2 lbs/min of abrasive (the … Continue reading

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Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet cutting is a process capable of cutting nearly anything using highly pressurized water. Using the high-pressure waterjets, or a combination of water and an abrasive substance – this water can cut through food, glass, metal, and much more.  A … Continue reading

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