Life is full of outsourcing. We hire cleaning personnel to vacuum our carpets, babysitters to look after our children and accountants to sort through our taxes.
In the metal fabrication business, sending fabrication and cutting work to other companies can be costly and timeconsuming. The waterjet, however, could be considered the ultimate "insourcing" machine, as it allows a company to cut countless types ofmaterial in all sorts of ways.
For Machintek Corp., Fairfield, Ohio, a contract manufacturer and job machine shop with a focus on steel, stainless steel and aluminum, the integration of waterjet cutting into its operations became an increasingly logical option, and a year and a half ago, the company purchased its first waterjet.