It takes tons of grit to run an abrasive water jet cutting shop, yet only a single grain of sand to make a precious pearl. In the spirit of National Wear Your Pearls Day, we'd like to share a few pearls of wisdom to help you get the most out of your abrasive garnet.
I cannot believe that I allowed half of September to slip by without paying homage to National Potato Month. As a half-Irish gal, that is just plain wrong. I might not even be here today were it not for the potato, or rather the lack of the potato in my ancestors' case.
On my commute this morning, a surprisingly calm mother walked her daughter across the street to catch the school bus. It must have been the little girl's first day of school ever because her mother stopped and snapped her photo as she boarded the big yellow bus and began her formal education.
I've always loved reading. Growing up, we had a beautiful library that my dad built into a wall. My parents filled it with an eclectic collection of books that they accumulated over the years. To this day, my parents' library still fills me with awe and I readily swap books with them and my siblings. They raised a brood of readers, first by reading to us and then by inspiring us to want to learn how to read for ourselves.
If you've ever built a sandcastle, you know how important it is to get the sand wet to get it to clump together to fashion the perfect moat and soaring towers.
Wet sand clumps. The garnet abrasive sand used by most water jet shops is no exception. Get it wet before it's supposed to get wet, and you are going to have clumps that will inevitably clog up your abrasive feed lines.
Few things are as frustrating to waterjet operators as cutting that perfect part, only to have it go SPLASH! into the water jet tank. It usually happens 10 minutes before the end of the day on Friday.
Has your waterjet abrasive mini hopper become a major source of aggravation? We can help you with that!
Jet Edge just rolled out our new Permalign V-Series Mini Hopper, and we're certain that you're going to love it. Unless you don't like saving time and money.