Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MatCamNZ Distributing Jet Edge Water Jet Systems in New Zealand

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjets for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, is pleased to announce that MatCamNZ has been selected as its newest waterjet systems distributor covering New Zealand.

As a distributor of Jet Edge water jets, MatCamNZ carries Jet Edge’s full line of water jet cutting and surface preparation equipment, including waterjet cutting machines, waterjet intensifier pumps and portable waterjetting systems.

Based in Glenfield, Auckland, MatCamNZ has been supplying and supporting quality machine tools to the New Zealand metal cutting industry for more than 20 years, and has extensive experience with water jet technology. MatCamNZ carries a comprehensive range of products including CNC routers, laser, plasma and water jet cutters.

“Jet Edge is proud to associate our name with MatCamNZ ,” said Jude Lague, Jet Edge president. “MatCamNZ has demonstrated and proven that they have the key attributes of what makes a successful waterjet distributor: knowledge, hard work, professionalism, integrity and great customer service.”

More Information

For more information about MatCamNZ., visit, call (09) 444 6537 or e-mail For more information about Jet Edge waterjets, visit,  call +1 763-497-8726 or e-mail


International Distributor Opportunities
For more information about international distributorship opportunities with Jet Edge, contact Dave Anderson, International Sales Manager, at +1 763 497 8718,, or visit

About Jet Edge

Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Jet Edge Water Jet Maintenance Training May 11-13, 2010

Jet Edge has several openings available for its Precision Waterjet Maintenance Training class May 11-13 at Jet Edge headquarters in St. Michael, MN. 

For more information or to register, visit

Every Jet Edge water jet system includes unlimited lifetime hands-on training at Jet Edge’s state-of-the art training lab. Training is free when taken at Jet Edge’s headquarters. You also can arrange to have training at your facility for a fee.

Register for classes online or call 1-800-JET-EDGE to schedule custom training sessions for your business.

You must be a Jet Edge customer to be eligible for training.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Metal Service Center JACQUET Southeast Now Offering Large Format Water Jet Cutting Services in Charlotte

Metal service center JACQUET Southeast is now offering large-format water jet cutting services to the southeastern U.S. at its new metal processing and distribution center in Charlotte, N.C.

JACQUET Southeast is capable of processing materials up to 21’x13’ on its Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry water jet cutting machine. The company also offers plasma cutting services and carries 19 different grades of stainless steel and nickel alloy plates in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses.

A subsidiary of JACQUET Mid-Atlantic of Pottstown, Pa., and JACQUET Metals of Lyon Saint Priest, France, JACQUET Southeast serves the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Alabama. It is one of five JACQUET metal service centers in the U.S. JACQUET also has service centers in Pottstown, Houston, Racine, Wis., and Irvine, Calif.

JACQUET Southeast specializes in supplying and processing stainless steel and nickel alloys for a wide variety of industries, including power generation, chemical processing, wastewater treatment, aviation and aerospace, textiles and nuclear applications. With its water jet and plasma cutting capabilities, the company can offer standard shape cutting of rings or discs as well as intricate parts from customer drawings.

While JACQUET’s Charlotte metal processing and distribution center is new, JACQUET is not new to the Southeast, explained Ryan Hendrix, manager/owner of JACQUET Southeast. The company has been serving the region through its Mid-Atlantic facility for several years, and opened a sales office in Charlotte in 2007.

“There are not a lot of companies stocking and processing stainless plate in the Southeast, so we are uniquely geographically located,” said Hendrix, who noted that JACQUET decided to open a metal processing facility in Charlotte to meet the region’s growing demand and to provide same or next-day rush services to its southeastern customers.

“We offer a level of customer service that sets us apart,” Hendrix continued. “When you couple that with our ability to respond quickly to our customers here in the Southeast from our new facility in Charlotte, I believe we have a great deal to offer our customers. We are extremely excited to now have the ability to be able to offer next-day or even same-day cutting and shipping to our customers.”

Hendrix explained that he decided to install a Jet Edge waterjet system in Charlotte based on JACQUET’s satisfaction with its Jet Edge equipment at its other U.S. service centers. JACQUET Southeast’s Jet Edge is the company’s seventh Jet Edge nationwide.

“You can just do so much with a Jet Edge waterjet that we felt like we had to have that capability,” Hendrix said. “Many of our customers find that they can save a good deal of money by having us waterjet pieces as opposed to other cutting methods, as it greatly reduces the amount of machining they have to do to the part once they receive it. We can offer such a nice finish on the edges by just waterjet cutting, and customers really respond to that.”

To meet its customers’ needs for large-format cutting, JACQUET equipped its Jet Edge waterjet table with two Jet Edge Permalign II abrasivejet cutting heads and a 100HP intensifier pump to increase productivity. They also added an optional mirroring package which makes it possible to cut large parts twice as fast, independent programmable Z carriages, programmable height sensing, a fully-functional remote pendant, large-capacity bulk abrasive hopper, submerged cutting package, a closed-loop water filtration system, and a garnet removal system. JACQUET’s Jet Edge Mid Rail Gantry is capable of maintaining +/- 0.001" linear positional accuracy (over 12") and +/- 0.001" repeatability (bi-directional).

More Information

For more information about JACQUET Southeast visit or call (704) 699-5116. For more information about Jet Edge, visit, or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

About Jet Edge

Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge waterjets are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information about Jet Edge, visit, e-mail or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pneumatic Drill for Waterjets Ideal for Pre-drilling Sensitive Material Prior to Waterjetting

Jet Edge's Pneumatic Drill for precision waterjets is used to pre-drill material that is prone to delamination during the water jet process. It also can be used to ream holes to a precise diameter.

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