Waterjet Systems Manufacturer Jet Edge Produces New Corporate Video
12070 43rd St. N.E.
St. Michael, MN, 55376
Press release date: November 7, 2013
Jet Edge Waterjets Cut Precise Parts from Virtually Any Material
ST. MICHAEL, Minnesota, U.S.A. – Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure water jet systems, is pleased to announce its new corporate video, showing now on Jet Edge’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/jetedgewaterjets.
Featuring a behind-the-scenes look inside Jet Edge’s 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in St. Michael, Minn. U.S.A., the video includes an overview of the waterjet manufacturer’s capabilities and products as well as testimonials from three Jet Edge customers from across the United States.
In the video, Jet Edge Spokesman Jeff Schibley explains how water is pressurized up to 90,000 psi to create a powerful cutting stream that can cut precise parts from virtually any material, from huge steel parts to intricate stone inlays. Because of their versatility, Jet Edge waterjets are used in nearly every industry around the world.
“You come across items every day that were cut with water and don’t even realize it,” Schibley says. “Look around inside of your automobile. The dashboard, the carpet, the headliner, even the trunk liner, these were all cut with waterjet. If you have a titanium hip or knee, that was cut with a waterjet. The applications for waterjet are endless. Why? Because it cuts without heat, doesn’t leave a heat affected zone, or a recast in the material at the cut edge.”
Jet Edge President Jude Lague discusses how Jet Edge’s willingness to rapidly develop customized solutions has made it the go-to waterjet supplier during times of crisis.
“After the Gulf War, Jet Edge was called upon to help put out the oil field fires in Kuwait,” Lague recalls. “By the end of the ordeal, we had cut off most of the wellheads…During the Gulf oil spill, BP contacted us about making a system that could go 5,000 feet under water. This had never been done before. We were able to accomplish that and were able to help in ending the disaster.”
The video also highlights how Jet Edge customers are using waterjet technology to gain an edge on their competition and solve complex manufacturing challenges.
NASCAR’s Michael Waltrip Racing uses two Jet Edge waterjet systems to cut more than 1,000 parts for its Sprint Cup teams. MWR Waterjet Operator Jeremy Vanderleest credits Jet Edge for helping MWR get design improvements to the racetrack two weeks faster and get more work done in-house.
“This saves us money and keeps our designs from being copied by the competition,” Vanderleest comments. Pegasus Northwest, Inc. of Kent, Wash., is an AS-9100-certified waterjet shop that is known for its tight tolerances and quick turnarounds. As a Boeing supplier, Pegasus must maintain the highest precision and accuracy standards.
“The Jet Edge systems we have here have a lot of unique features,” says Dennis Pavlov of Pegasus Northwest. “My personal favorite is the main Z and the sub Z motors. It allows us to control our nozzles individually at the same time. We have the capability to tilt our heads, to pre-drill a hole and all of those features make our job a lot easier. We are very pleased with our Jet Edges. That’s why we have five of them.”
Precision Waterjet Concepts is a thriving Northern Minnesota waterjet shop that counts three Jet Edge systems among its eight waterjet systems.
“Jet Edge was very easy to work with,” says Joe Quaal, Precision Waterjet Concepts president. “They were friendly, they were able to provide the services we were looking for, and they’ve been very durable equipment for us.”
For more information about Jet Edge, visit www.jetedge.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).
About Jet Edge
Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge waterjets are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops.
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