Why would you get a CNC waterjet? You can get all kinds of different CNC machinery. So if you’re evaluating the different CNC machine types, here’s why you’d consider a CNC waterjet: Cut a Wide Variety of Materials When it comes to cutting versatility, you don’t get any more flexibility than you do with a CNC […]

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  • How To Cut Glass With A Waterjet

    Cutting glass has always presented a unique challenge.

    CNC Waterjet Cutting Glass

    Two layer laminated glass cut using WaterJet technology

    Glass is a hard material composed of sand and an alkali metal that at a high temperature become fused together. It is considered to be an amorphous or non-crystalline material which is characterized by unique physical properties. Due to its brittle nature glass fragments easily as can be seen from the ease by which it shatters. Accompanying its brittle qualities, it is characteristically a very hard material.

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  • How To Right-Size Your Waterjet Cutting Machine

    Which size and horsepower are right for your shop? When it comes to waterjet cutting, one size does not fit all. Every waterjet configuration has its advantages and weaknesses, and you need to consider many variables to determine which is right for your business. Among them are plate size (width, length, and thickness), part sizes, […]

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  • In order to shape thicker steel, one fabricator shifts away from manual cutting methods

    By Gretchen Salois May 2018 – Whether fabricating a 6,000-square-foot addition to the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, or steel towers to reawaken a city’s downtown, Viaduct Sheet Metal Ltd. couples design with finished product. The 30-year-old specialist in commercial property and high-rise residential work transforms steel and aluminum. It wasn’t until a few months ago that the […]

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  • What To Do When Your CNC Machine Goes Down

    CNC Machine

    It’s your worst nightmare when running your CNC machine. You’re chugging along, happy with your productivity. Maybe even excited because you know you’re going to have something good to show your boss. And then your machine stops doing anything. Or, maybe your CNC machine didn’t even start up in the first place. It happens because […]

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  • Cost Benefits of a CNC Waterjet

    Cost Benefits of a CNC Waterjet

    When evaluating any capital expenditure, it is important to do a cost-benefit analysis to see if the equipment provides you with the appropriate rate of return. Ultimately an investor will only decide to make a purchase if the product provides a positive net present value, meaning the benefits outweigh the costs. Investing in a CNC WaterJet is a perfect example of this, depending on the scope and budget of your business, a MultiCam WaterJet has considerable benefits compared to its costs.

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  • 5 Key Waterjet Terms to Know

    5 key waterjet terms to know

    Author Chip Burnham posted this educational blog on his website flowwaterjetblog.com in which 5 key waterjet terms are explained. We have summarized the article below, but you can read the full article here: https://flowwaterjetblog.com/2016/04/13/guest-post-5-key-waterjet-terms-we-should-all-understand/   Stream Velocity This is at the final stage in waterjet cutting, where pressure becomes irrelevant, and velocity is the key measurement. […]

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  • Choosing the Right Cutting Option for Industrial Cutting. Plasma, Laser or WaterJet?

    Purchasing a CNC machine is a great way to increase your manufacturing capabilities. When you require more metals to be cut or just need to increase your production levels, purchasing a CNC machine should be a no-brainer. It actually becomes a tough decision to make when your start choosing between different types of machines. CNC […]

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  • Proximity Sensors: Where they are and what they do

    Proximity sensor and screw

    We often have customers come to us looking for parts but sometimes they’re not exactly sure what they’re looking for. In an attempt to ease the headaches of so many machine operators or owners, we’re committed to shining light on some of these innocuous little parts that might go unnoticed, that is of course until […]

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  • CNC WaterJets vs. CNC Lasers

    High-pressure CNC WaterJet machining offers unique advantages over other cutting technologies. These machines use a concentrated stream of water to erode materials with a high degree of accuracy and have no heat-affected zone. CNC Laser cutting, on the other hand, involves focusing a laser to melt, burn, or vaporize a material. The main advantage of lasers is that the laser never touches the material its cutting, thus avoiding contamination and reducing the size of the heat affected zone (HAZ). Both Lasers and WaterJets are attractive options for any machine shop, but WaterJets are more cost-effect than lasers and can cut a wider range of material. Below are just some of the advantages WaterJets offer over CNC Laser machines.

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