Author Archives: APW WATERJET

Waterjet Pressures Are Increasing, And So Is Productivity

With its new X-Stream xP90-100 Waterjet Intensifier Pump, Jet Edge Waterjet Systems is able to reach higher pressures “than we were able to achieve with previous models,” says Jeff Schibley, Great Lakes regional manager. Pressure is not all that important until a job shop is trying to produce parts better, faster and less expensively than […]

Manufacturers Keep the Waterjet-Cutting Technology Developments Flowing

Analysis from Technavio, a UK-based technology-research company, forecasts the global waterjet machine market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.3 percent from 2013 to 2018. The flexibility afforded by the waterjet-cutting process fits right in with the goals of metal fabricators, to achieve lean manufacturing and use innovative technologies to develop unique […]

Waterjet Machine Market Growing at 9% CAGR to 2019

The Global Waterjet Machine Market 2015-2019 research report says enhanced R&D innovations are expected to reduce costs in the worldwide waterjet machine market seeing customers other than traditional end-users generating demand. Complete report on waterjet machine market spread across 53 pages, providing analysis and profiles of key companies of the industry and supported with 18 […]

Made Waterjet Cutting Easy

Original title: Waterjet bevel cutting made easy Improvements in waterjet technology have made bevel cutting with these machines more suitable for a greater number of fabricating shops by simplifying programming and operation and reducing the need for trial-and-error setup. Figure 1 Complex Beveled Part The abrasive waterjet (AWJ) industry continues to add features and capabilities […]

Protect Your Waterjet Accessories

Original title: A primer on waterjet accessories New waterjet users should be aware of recent technological advancements   For fabricators and metalworkers considering their first purchase of a waterjet, return on investment will be heavily influenced by features, options, and accessories that provide a match to their unique needs.Investigating and evaluating the latest alternatives will […]

Pumping up the waterjet power

Want to maximize your waterjet’s performance? Among the options for doing so are adding horsepower to the pump, by either running at higher pressure, or using a larger or two nozzles. This article discusses the options and provides guidelines to help you decide what’s best for your particular operation Figure 1: A simple pump shows […]

Safety in jet cutting

  Abrasive waterjets are powerful cutting tools. As is the case with all industrial machinery, waterjet machines have certain inherent hazards that go beyond the obvious cuts. Knowledge of these hazards and proper protective measures are necessary for safe operation. This article presents an overview of the hazards and ways to ensure safety. Figure 1 […]

Water Jet Application

For over 15 years, APW has been providing waterjet cutting machine and components to a global network of waterjet user from entry level to advanced. Durable and accurate APW waterjet brings the true value to the end user—you. Glass Cutting No matter cutting glass or piercing delicate glass is not a problem with APW waterjet technology. […]

Water Jet Applications

For over 15 years, APW has been providing waterjet cutting machine and components to a global network of waterjet user from entry level to advanced. Durable and accurate APW waterjet brings the true value to the end user—you. Glass Cutting No matter cutting glass or piercing delicate glass is not a problem with APW waterjet […]

Waterjet Products

Ultra-high pressure waterjet is an industrial tool that using a stream of high pressure water for cutting purpose. It can be used to cut virtually any material such as metal, stone, glass and composite, etc. It has the advantages of a narrow cutting kerf width, high cutting precision, smooth cutting edges, no chemical and thermal […]

Water Jet Cutting Maximum Thickness

Maybe the first thing about waterjet you want to know is “How thick can they cut?” This question is every one will ask before deciding to buy a water jet. But, the question may lead to misleading answers. Or, on the other way, it means the question is not clearly. For example, the Grand Canyon was essentially cut with an […]

Waterjet Cutting Services

Waterjet services, waterjet cutting services at APW make sure everyone has a good user experience. APW is not only your product source, but also a total solutions provider, with the high quality training service both online and offline in waterjet industry. We are dedicated to ultrahigh-customer service. From project beginning, to technical training support — […]

Affordable Water Jet Cutter

The benefit of water jet cutter has already been widely recognized by many users. Some user who has home business or small business prefers to choose an affordable water jet cutter. But, what kind of water jet cutter is an affordable water jet cutter? What need I deeply think though before I buy a water […]

The Right Process for Buying an Abrasive Waterjet

Abrasive waterjet cutting may or may not be right for your particular application; but, knowing all you can about the process and its pros and cons can help you make that decision better. Figure 1: Five fingers cut in equal times show effect of cutting speed. “If you need a machine and don’t buy it, […]

How to Max Waterjet Cutting Profit

Original Title: Maximizing Waterjet Cutting Profit Achieving maximum profitability from your waterjet system requires knowing which operating methods are best-suited to your application. This article explores the costs associated with waterjet cutting and shows a method for maximizing the profit derived from the machine for various production scenarios. Specific examples are provided. Figure A: An 8.75-in.-long electrical panel made […]

Green cutting with waterjets

Abrasive waterjets are powerful cutting tools. As is the case with all industrial machinery, waterjet machines have certain inherent hazards that go beyond the obvious cuts. Knowledge of these hazards and proper protective measures are necessary for safe operation. This article presents an overview of the hazards and ways to ensure safety. Are you being […]

High Pressure Equipment Knowledge

High-pressure abrasive and waterjet cutting systems have unique properties that must be understood to maximize performance and ensure safety. This article discusses the principles of water compressibility and pressurization, metal fatigue, high-pressure plumbing, seals, valves, and making and installing ultrahigh pressure fittings. Abrasive and waterjet cutting equipment operates at pressures up to 60,000 pounds per […]

Applicable Fields for Waterjet Technology

A. Fields of demand for pure waterjet (WJ) 1. Cutting of plastics Engineering plastics moulding industry; parts industry for domestic use; film industry 2. Cutting of paper, pulp Corrugated board industry; waste recovery; paper diaper industry 3. Cutting of fiber, fabrics Fiber industry; sporting goods industry; apparel industry 4. Cutting of rubber, leather Rubber industry; […]

Advantages of Abrasive Water Jet

Advantages of AWJ In the early 1980s, AWJ machining was considered as an impractical application. Today, state-of-the art abrasive jet technology has grown into a full-scale production process with precise, consistent results. There is a similarity between wire EDM and AWJ machining. Both cut complex contours with a kerf. The diameter of the jet is […]