WARDJet Inc. (Kent, Ohio) recently developed JOBSHOP GRATES, a waterjet grating and fixturing system that reportedly enables waterjet users to increase efficiency and reduce consumables cost. Made from thinner-than-typical steel plates in an interlocking, all-welded structure, the grates provide for minimal contact between the grate and the abrasive waterjet stream, thus reducing wear and almost eliminating water kickback into parts being cut. The 12.7-cm/5-inch deep units are modular and can be reversed to extend useful life.
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