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Speedy Cuts

Good machines, good software, good cutting tools. High speed machining (HSM) is like a three-legged stool. You might think you can buy the right chair and the rest is gravy. Not so fast. While it’s clear that HSM needs top-notch technology, dropping a bunch of cash on the latest and greatest equipment won’t make you[…]

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Jet Set

Imagine a machine so versatile it cuts hardened tool steel on Monday, titanium bar stock on Thursday, and aluminum billet all weekend long. Abrasive waterjet does just that, slicing through many materials at speeds 10 times faster than wire EDM and 10 times more accurately than high definition plasma, and offering manufacturers an easy-to-use technology[…]