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Petersen CNC

Fab Shop Lifts Big Part Production with Waterjet Cutting

As parts and assembly tolerances continue to tighten, fab shops look for new ways to adapt and change their methods to achieve greater accuracy and improved production flow. Additional set-ups and transfers result in inaccuracies, downtime and loose tolerances. Abrasive waterjet machining solutions can help minimize the amount of additional processing to a single operation - as was the case...

Tool Technology

Finding a Competitive Edge

In 1982, Steve Van Dyke started making parts in the basement of his duplex apartment with a focus on delivering exceptional quality parts with excellent customer service. That business focus was a formula for success and what started out as a solo side job steadily grew into a thriving parts manufacturing company specializing in the production of unique, custom fixtures for the automotive and...

Continental Structure Plastics

Composites Leader Streamlines Testing With OMAX Waterjet Technology

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is a world leader in the creation of lightweight composite materials. CSP shapes these custom composites into components for vehicles, HVAC, and construction markets. The company develops proprietary composite formulations and manufacturing processes to meet the design and regulatory needs of customers around the globe.

To demonstrate material and...

LifeFitness

Waterjet Cutting Builds Shop's Speed and Agility

As a leading manufacturer of commercial and consumer cardio and strength equipment, Life Fitness depends on tradeshows for business growth and continued success. These events are where gym and fitness club owners, equipment dealers and other potential customers gather to evaluate and actually purchase products. So needless to say, new product development and production schedules at...

OESH shoes

OMAX Waterjet Technology Is Key to Healthier Soles

Turning concepts upside down and inside out to make a better, healthier product is what OESH is all about. The Charlottesville, Virginia company has revolutionized shoe manufacturing by designing a responsive sole integrated with the rest of the shoe in a unique way that ensures the foot always encounters a perfectly level surface.

OESH shoes, the brainchild of Dr. D. Casey Kerrigan,...

Autodesk Pier 9

Autodesk Pier 9: Waterjet Finds its Groove in Maker Culture

One might describe software developer Autodesk’s Workshop at Pier 9 as a traditional communal workspace. But in reality, it is a highly advanced maker space where artists, engineers, designers, architects and others network and share resources and knowledge that blur the lines between art and manufacturing. It is here that an OMAX® 60120 JetMachining® Center helps foster...

Creedbilt

Forward-Thinking Fabricator Goes Solar

Creedbilt, Inc.

The owners of Creedbilt, Inc. have joined the leaders of some of the brightest, most competitive companies in America by choosing to power their business using solar energy.

Creedbilt, a family-owned custom fabrication shop in Glendale, Arizona, specializes in manufacturing custom truck bodies, hauler beds, flatbeds, and truck accessories. The full service shop runs...

Carapace Armor Technology

Veteran Community's First Holiday Dinner Table Made Possible by Carapace Armor Technology

Carapace Armor Technology

Carapace Armor Technology joined forces with the Extreme Makeover Home Edition television cast to customize a dinner table for the StepsNStages Jubilee House, a transitional housing facility for female veterans in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Jubilee House community hosted their first Thanksgiving dinner on an official dining table, instead of a table randomly...

BrydgeWorks Waterjet Cutting Services

Brydge to Success

BrydgeWorks

When artistic passion, family experience, and happy coincidence combine with excellent timing, business can blossom. No one knows this better than Steve Brydge of BrydgeWorks Waterjet Cutting Services. His company specializes in architectural design and industrial cutting for business, government and manufacturing. With a Model 2652 and dual-head Model 80160, BrydgeWorks machines...

Holly Yashi

The Art of Waterjet Cutting

Holly Yashi

Ever thought of an abrasive waterjet as an artist's tool? Most people haven't, but that is exactly what the California based company, Holly Yashi, is doing with their OMAX.  Holly Yashi designs and creates their own line of beautiful jewelry found in boutiques throughout the world.  Their staff of nearly 50 creates every piece in their multi-million dollar studio...

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