Tag Archives: Waterjet cutting

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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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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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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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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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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