Waterjet cut bottle openers

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Feb 8, 2017 10:22:00 AM

Waterjet cutting bottle openers from American material, made in Ohio. We cut the material in Windfall, and send to Tipton Indiana to get color printing added.

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Hoosier Waterjet promotional ad for #WeCare

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Feb 8, 2017 9:59:00 AM

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These useful waterjets find their way into processes

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Mar 29, 2016 10:26:00 AM

It makes you wonder how we ever 'got by' before waterjet cutting existed. Its such a time saver for aerospace materials (tough and subject to heat affect zone) and other tooling materials. Most people think of the waterjet for thin and thick items, primarily metals/glass/rubber and making a near net 2D part. Cut quality is good, clean and very repeatable. We also see much less relaxation of materials going through this process (compared to plasma).

We have been using it for rough machining large amounts of material from blocks to attain a shape closer to the finished size. How do you do this with a 2D machine, don't you need a 5 axis machine to do 3D parts? We do have a 5 axis machine, but it is whats called a 'Dynamic' unit. Dynamic is a limited 5 axis of motion (X,Y&Z, plus A+B). It helps to offset the kerf angle you would get from the stream. In the Flow machine world, a full 5 axis unit it is called an XD type head.

We have been using various fixtures to orient the part to the head and get the machine to work more like a mill, carving out sections rather than having to mill it all away. This extra operation saves us hours and tons of tooling later on the mill. Would an XD machine do this? Yes it would, but the angle capability of the XD shrinks the capacity of the table. We have a good size table for a Dynamic unit, but with an XD head, safety requires that the travel be limited to keep the jet safely within the tank. You do not want to cut through the side of the tank.

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The focus of Hoosier Waterjet is cutting items for customers

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Sep 23, 2014 10:23:00 AM

   The division of High Performance Alloys known as Hoosier Waterjet was created to focus on cutting items for local customers. Specifically focusing on cutting customers materials to their exacting requirements.

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A Few “Must-Knows” About Our Company

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Aug 27, 2014 11:52:00 AM

   Hoosier WaterJet is a division of High Performance Alloys, located in Windfall Indiana. If you were to call us today, the phone will be answered by a High Performance employee so please do not be confused. High Performance Alloys (HPAlloy) is a small family owned company, serving the aerospace, nuclear, marine, chemical and petroleum industries since 1984. We needed to get the message out to the public about the new capabilities of the company, and so a division was born to serve that purpose. The one main difference between the divisions is that Hoosier WaterJet (HWJ) will cut just about anything, from wood, paper, carpet, tile, marble and granite, plastics, metals of all types, laminates, glass and rubber; you name it - we can probably cut it.

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