Category Archives: Waterjet Cutting Machines

Benefits of a Distributor

Brooks Associates has been a proud distributor of machine tools in the New England area for more than 80 years.  We’ve served customers in every area of manufacturing – tool & die shops, aerospace, job shops, mold makers, medical suppliers, … Continue reading

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Direct Drive Pump Benefits for Abrasive Waterjet

In the world of abrasive waterjets there are basically 2 options when it comes to pumps – the hydraulic intensifier and the direct drive crankshaft style.  For many customers figuring out which is a better choice for their needs can … Continue reading

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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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Year End Predictions for Manufacturing

2018 has been an incredibly strong year for much of the manufacturing arena with the country’s gross domestic product expanding at a 4.2% rate in the second quarter, nearly double that of first quarter.  The recent tax cuts have resulted … Continue reading

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Markforged Mark 2 Wins Again

Recently at the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards event in London the Markforged Mark 2 won the “Enterprise 3D printer of the year” award for the second time.  This gala is an impressive gathering of all the leading minds and … Continue reading

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Benefits to Trading In Old Equipment

It may seem as though once you’ve purchased a piece of equipment you’ll never have to think about buying that again, but there are some significant advantages to upgrading old machinery.  Many OEM’s offer trade-in programs to allow customers to … Continue reading

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Waterjet Cutting Compared to Other Industries

One of the most common questions we get at tradeshows or during waterjet demonstrations is, “Where does the waterjet fit with the other machine tools in my shop? How does it compare?” This is a great question to consider when … Continue reading

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