Thanks to their own water-jet cutting
systems, the company's customers can now order seals with diameters up to 3 meters.
Mapei's Kerapoxy grout, meanwhile, allowed the project team to combine water-jet cutting
pieces with brass inserts, safely and securely.
Opta Minerals is a vertically integrated provider of custom process solutions and industrial mineral products used primarily in the steel, foundry, loose abrasive cleaning, water-jet cutting
and municipal water filtration industries.
Vollert Anlagenbau, a German manufacturer of manufactured-concrete systems and plants, has a new workstation in its portfolio that cuts insulation material for wall panels automatically, using a six-axle robot with a water-jet cutting
The sprue can be removed with water-jet cutting
or mechanical shears.
There will be evidence of a wide range of techniques on display too, including glass-blowing, glass-casting and fusing in kilns, sandblasting, water-jet cutting
, wheel-throwing, glazing and printing.
They explain the common methods of machining and shaping parts to meet specifications, and advanced processes like laser machining and welding, water-jet cutting
, high-energy-rate forming, cryogenics, chipless machining, electrical discharge machining, electrochemical machining, robotics, and rapid prototyping, as well as the importance of computer numerical control (CNC), which is expanded in this edition.
As production of the 787 has expanded, MHI has already increased its installations of processing machines, including water-jet cutting
machines for the skin and composite-material layup equipment.
The sound hole shapes were produced using water-jet cutting
The work, Under the Sea, is made using traditional and modern techniques and inclues stained glass painting, ceramic slip casting, water-jet cutting
, glass blowing, glass casting, glass fusing, wheel-thrown ceramics, recycled bottles, sandcast glass and several hundred perfume bottles.
The firm needed extra space after investing in new, hi-tech machinery and was helped in its move by the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Aquajet, which produces complex cut shapes for a range of industries using water-jet cutting
, has also increased its staff to three after being started as a "one-man" company by Peter McNeice in 2002.