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History's Modern Marvels Features Jet Edge Waterjets

Jet Edge was recently featured on the History Channel's Modern Marvels: Under Pressure episode (Jan. 30, 2012 on H2).

During Under Pressure, Modern Marvels explores the science behind Jet Edge's 90,000 psi industrial waterjet cutting technology and explains how ordinary tap water and sand can be transformed into a cutting stream powerful enough to cut through 15-inch titanium and precise enough to manufacture precision parts for teams racing in the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series.

In keeping with the theme of Under Pressure, the episode was shot at Michael Waltrip Racing in Cornelius, N.C., where the team was racing to get ready for the fall race in Talladega, Ala. MWR uses a Jet Edge waterjet cutting machine to cut more than 1,000 parts for each of its NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series racecars, including the #55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Camry driven by Michael Waltrip and Mark Martin, the #56 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry driven by Martin Truex Jr., and the #15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry driven by Clint Bowyer.

"What could be under more pressure than a 90,000 psi waterjet and a NASCAR® team getting ready for their next race?" said Nancy Lauseng, Jet Edge marketing manager. "We're thrilled at how Modern Marvels and History explained the very cool science behind creating ultra high pressure water and how waterjets are used to cut virtually any material. You come into contact with things every day that were cut with waterjet and probably don't even realize it. The rubber floors at your gym, the baby carrots you had for lunch, the diapers on your baby, and your car's steering wheel were all made with waterjets, and many of those waterjet systems were built by Jet Edge."

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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 systems 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. Jet Edge waterjets are proudly made in the U.S.A.