KENT, Wash., February 21, 2007 - Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, will showcase 87,000 psi waterjet cutting at WESTEC 2007, booth 3350, March 26-29, 2007 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and EASTEC 2007, booth 1515, in W. Springfield, Mass., May 22 - May 24, 2007.
Flow's latest Integrated Flying Bridge (IFB) waterjet machine incorporates 87,000 psi waterjet cutting. Flow's HyperPressure technology enables faster, more cost-effective cutting. Waterjet cutting at 87,000 psi provides a host of benefits to manufacturers including:
o Faster cutting, lower part cost and higher production, including cutting speeds that are 20-30% faster than 60,000 psi
o 20-30% lower part cost than 60,000 psi
o Increased power density and jet efficiency
o 40% higher velocity
o Lower abrasive consumption, with 30-50% less abrasive used than 60,000 psi
o Reduced part taper
o Simpler, faster maintenance
About Flow International
Flow International Corporation is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology for cutting and cleaning. Flow provides state-of-the-art ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) technology to numerous industries including automotive, aerospace, job shop, surface preparation, food and dozens more. For more information, visit www.flowcorp.com.