Tuesday, August 30, 2016

How to Stop Small Parts from Falling into Your Water Jet Tank

If you have ever needed to waterjet cut small parts, you know how challenging it can be to prevent them from falling into the waterjet tank.

Luckily, there are several ways to stop your parts from going for a swim.

Sticks - One of the oldest tricks in the book is to place small sticks in the kerf.  This puts pressure on the part so it doesn't fall in.  You can use toothpicks, coffee stir sticks or even shish kebab sticks.

waterjet cutting titanium
Place toothpicks in the kerf to keep small parts from falling in.
This material is sparking because it is titanium
and is so hard that the waterjet abrasive garnet sparks when it hits it.

Program in a small tab - Using your waterjet CAD/CAM/Nesting software, program in a small tab on the part so it remains slightly attached to its source material after it has been cut.  Once you remove the material, you can wiggle the part free and then grind away the tab.  This is what Jet Edge does at the FABTECH expo.

waterjet tabbing
Add a small tab to your program to hold waterjet parts in place.

Cut on Waterjet Bricks - If you cut a lot of small parts, it would be wise to invest in plastic waterjet bricks.  The brick's flat surface will prevent your parts from falling in the tank.  You can order water jet bricks from Jet Edge's water jet parts department.

Plastic bricks can prevent small parts from falling in your waterjet.

Visit Jet Edge Waterjets at FABTECH

We'd love to meet you in person at FABTECH, Nov. 16-18 in Las Vegas.  If you need a free expo pass, please contact your Jet Edge waterjet representative.  See you there!

Monday, August 29, 2016

How to Prevent Fogging on the Back of Water Jet Cut Parts

Sometimes when you are water jet cutting parts, you will notice a foggy haze on the back of the finished parts.  Fortunately, this is very easy to prevent.

To prevent foggy bottoms on your water jet cut parts, simply place your work piece on a sheet of inexpensive sacrificial material.  Many shops use corrugated PVC sheets.  Plywood also will do the trick.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Water Jet Cutting Bananas with a Jet Edge

It's National Banana Split Day.  Hooray!

If you buy the ice cream, we'll bring the bananas!

We had some fun waterjet cutting bananas in the Jet Edge water jet test cutting lab.  The cut turned out great.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Downhole Cutting Pipes and Grouted Casing with Mobile Water Jet Cutter

Jet Edge's Pipe Cutter ID downhole water jet cutter makes it easy to cut pipes and grouted casing from the inside in one pass.

This portable water jet cutting system was designed especially for oilfield applications such as plug and abandon operations, but it can be used for other purposes that require cutting from the inside out, such as cutting pilings. See product specifications on www.jetedge.com.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Jet Edge Waterjets Help You Increase Productivity so You Can Enjoy More Relaxation Time

Happy National Relaxation Day!  It cruel that this wonderful holiday should land on a Monday this year, but we hope you can find some time today to enjoy a few moments of "Me Time" to just chill out and relax a bit.  You've certainly earned it.

If you're too busy to spare a few minutes for relaxation, it's time to take a look at your operations and invest in new manufacturing machinery that can help you take back your life.  Your time here on earth is precious.  Don't waste a single minute by putting up with unproductive equipment.

Jet Edge waterjet systems can help you increase productivity and get your life back.

If you're wasting hours grinding slag and HAZ away from your plasma cut parts, get those hours back by investing in a water jet system and say goodbye to slag forever.

If you're taking forever to cut metals with wire EDM, get yourself a waterjet and take back your time.

If you're tired of scraping away burnt edges off your laser cut parts, go for a Jet Edge and never scrape burnt parts again.

If you know your process is taking too long and there must be a better solution, contact Jet Edge today to discuss your water jet cutting application.  We've helped manufacturers around the world solve their toughest productivity problems and we'd love to help you too.

Get Your Life Back.  Get a Jet Edge.

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See Jet Edge's EDGE X-5 5-Axis Waterjet System in Action at FABTECH!

Nov. 16-18, Las Vegas.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Too Lazy to Shovel Your Water Jet Tank? Let Our Garnet Removal Systems Do the Work for You.

Shoveling out an abrasive waterjet tank is no fun, especially during the stifling heat of August.

Today happens to be National Lazy Day, so if you're feeling too lazy to pick up a shovel, let Jet Edge do the work for you with our amazing waterjet abrasive removal systems.

We offer two types of abrasive removal systems to remove the garnet from your waterjet tank.  Our traditional Waterjet Abrasive Removal System uses a sweeper nozzle system to keep the tank clean. Our Waterjet Cyclone Abrasive Removal System, on the other hand, sucks the water and abrasive out of your tank and sends the water back into the tank and the spent garnet into a bag for disposal or recycling.

While we hope you have a Jet Edge water jet cutting system, our abrasive removal systems work with any waterjet manufacturer's system.

Jet Edge's Waterjet Cyclone Abrasive Removal System at Work:

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Water Jet Cutting Zucchini with a Jet Edge Water Jet System

I planted way too many zucchini this year, so I brought some in to cut on the waterjet in our test cutting lab.

As you can see, ultra-high pressure waterjet is an excellent way to cut zucchini and other produce.

Jet Edge can work with you to incorporate UHP waterjet technology into your commercial food processing systems.  Please give us a call today to discuss your custom waterjet cutting application.

Waterjet Cutting Zucchini Video:

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