Press Release Summary:
Designed to promote manufacturing accuracy, speed, and flexibility, Dynamic WaterjetÂ® XD enables manufacturers to cut variety of intricate designs. Complex beveling and 3D cutting enable elaborate part work, while proprietary technology eliminates taper and other errors found on waterjet cut parts. Available on Mach 4 series, software lets users point and click to program cutting of any intricate shape, including 3D or bevel edge.
Original Press Release:
Flow Introduces Dynamic Waterjet® XD Technology
Full 3-dimensional capabilities give manufacturers the ultimate in accuracy, speed and flexibility
KENT, Wash., Nov. 3, 2009 - Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, is pleased to introduce the next groundbreaking waterjet advancement, Dynamic Waterjet XD.
Dynamic Waterjet XD introduces the first high-precision 3D cutting technology of its kind. This technology improves part cycle time and accuracy of 2 - 4 times that of standard non Dynamic systems, and is 30% faster than Flow's industry leading original Dynamic technology.
New capabilities keep manufacturers competitive
Manufacturers now can realize greater opportunity to capitalize on the demand for production of multi-dimensional parts. Dynamic Waterjet XD's versatility enables manufacturers to cut a wider variety of intricate designs, which gives them the capabilities to tap new markets. With 3D cutting and complex beveling, users can cut elaborate parts previously unattainable using standard non-Dynamic waterjets. These new 3D advancements have been integrated with the core benefits of Flow's original Dynamic Waterjet technology, which eliminates taper and other errors found on waterjet cut parts.
Easy-to-use software saves time and money in parts production
Available on Flow's Mach 4 series line of waterjet machines, Flow's easy-to-use software models enable users to simply point and click to program the waterjet to cut any intricate shape, including 3D or bevel edge.
"Now more than ever, the manufacturing industry demands cost-effective methods for parts production," said Chip Burnham, vice president of marketing. "Customers need to be able to handle complex geometries, and even faster, more accurate cutting from their waterjet. Dynamic XD gives Flow the opportunity to meet our customers' needs in producing complex, high-precision parts."
Flow customers already have realized benefits of Dynamic Waterjet XD. "The Dynamic XD is awesome, it is saving me time and money, and the part quality is excellent," said Brad Davidson, owner, Electro Mechanical Solutions. "I'm realizing a huge labor savings - for example, to produce one part in the past took 2 guys 1½ weeks to complete. Using Dynamic XD, that same part takes one guy 2 days to complete which is a huge labor savings and translates to tremendous cost savings. Plus, the part requires no secondary finishing."
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.