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Water Jet Cutting: The Benefits of Innovation

From the workplace to our homes and even our cars there’s an ever-growing desire for things to be quicker and more efficient than before. Depending on the industry you’re talking about, this could be as simple as a faucet supplying water at already boiling temperatures or a Bluetooth-enabled feature in the car that makes hands-free calls through voice recognition.

Those are just a sampling of the innovations available today. It’s incredible, especially when you consider that this level of innovation is around us all the time. Plus, how many of us could foresee so many of these innovations becoming ubiquitous in such a short time? While this is an incredibly exciting time to live in, it does set up an entirely different set of expectations. In short, every innovation needs to occur faster and cheaper than it happened before. Some might even argue this need for speed is now embedded in our DNA.

How to Measure Speed and Innovation

With this in mind, it’s easy to compare each change and every innovation with the previous one. In business, it typically means the measurement stick is only as long as the results from the last project. Therefore each innovation must include a solution that increases a company’s ability to do things faster, cheaper and with better quality measures each step of the way. This is particularly true in the manufacturing industry, where everyone from small manufacturers to larger players is stepping up its game to better compete.

The Power of Water

For Walsh Manufacturing, this innovative business game changer arrived in the form of an Omax Maxiem Water Jet Machine. Used for material cutting purposes, the water jet is a replacement for other fabrication options such as lasers and plasma. Having explored other alternatives, Walsh found the water jet cutter provides the desired precision at a great price range.

Benefits of the Water Jet Cutting Machine

  • Accommodates uneven and changing stock surfaces
  • Adjusts automatically for Z-axis height
  • Cuts multiple jobs from a single sheet, increasing yield per sheet
  • Transitions quickly from front office designs to finished product
  • Allows finishing of profiles and holes on secondary operations

The versatile water jet cutting machine can process titanium, stainless steel, aluminum, industrial rubber, foam and certain plastics in sizes from 10 feet by 6 feet and thicknesses from 20-gauge to 2 inches. In an industry that needs to constantly adapt and change to its customer’s needs, this machine’s level of flexibility allows easy switches for work on short runs to larger projects with the ability to process parts in a speed that’s quicker and more efficient than the competition.

Walsh Manufacturing is a Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturing company with five decades of experience in machine design and metal fabrication. Over this time, we’ve built a reputation as a diversified manufacturer of machined components, subassemblies, alloy material, fabricated steel and machinery. If you’re looking for a cost-competitive, innovative, and reliable supplier with expertise in Parts Washing Systems, Automation Equipment, Metal Fabrication and Machinery Rebuilding, look no farther than Walsh Manufacturing.