Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jet Edge on Modern Marvels Monday Jan. 30


The HISTORY Channel’s Modern Marvels is featuring Jet Edge waterjets and Michael Waltrip Racing in its upcoming episode, “Under Pressure.” The show is set to air at 10 p.m. EST (9 p.m. CST), Monday, Jan. 30 on H2. The episode also will be posted on

Few things could be under more pressure than a 90,000 psi industrial waterjet cutting machine and a NASCAR® team racing to get ready for the next green flag. That is why Modern Marvel’s production crew travelled to MWR’s shop in Cornelius, N.C., to shoot “Under Pressure,” an episode exploring all things done under pressure.

During the episode, Modern Marvels explores the science behind creating an extreme ultra-high pressure waterjet that can cut precise parts from virtually any material, and explains how MWR uses its Jet Edge X-Stream waterjet cutting machine to cut more than 1,000 parts for each of its racecars. The episode features interviews with Michael Wheeler, Jet Edge’s R&D engineer; Nick Hughes, MWR’s technical director; and Jeremy Vanderleest, MWR’s waterjet operator.

MWR builds about 56 cars per year, including the #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota Camry driven by Michael Waltrip and Mark Martin, the #56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry driven by Martin Truex Jr., and the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry driven by Clint Bowyer.

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For more information about Jet Edge, visit, e-mail or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343). Follow us on Twitter @jetedge. For more information about Michael Waltrip Racing, 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. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in the U.S.A.