Monthly Archives: June 2023

Adirondack 50HPX Does it All

Garnet sand is the lifeblood of abrasive waterjet cutting. But not all garnet is equal. That’s the opinion of Brian Yeakel, plant manager at Penn Stainless Products Inc. in Quakertown, featured in the FF Journal. The family-owned service center, founded in 1979, exclusively cuts with Adirondack 50 HPX garnet produced by Barton International in Read more

Adirondack 50HPX Does it All2023-06-20T14:16:51-04:00

Full Access

In this FF Journal feature, learn more about Fenton Mobility Products, a manufacturer of seat bases that ensure wheelchair passengers’ safety in vans and other ADA-compliant vehicles. The Buffalo, NY-based company cuts A514 Grade B ½-inch plate steel to make its safety latches and turned to BARTON Adirondack for an efficient alternative Read more

Full Access2023-06-20T13:56:13-04:00

Precision Waterjet Cutting Gains Competitive Edge

IRC Aluminum and Stainless, based in Portland, OR operates 4 large format waterjet cutting systems, cutting a variety of metals. Learn about their comprehensive abrasive testing and trials comparing BARTON Adirondack HPX® hard rock abrasive and traditional general purpose 80-mesh alluvial garnet when faced with cutting 6” titanium. A switch over to Read more

Precision Waterjet Cutting Gains Competitive Edge2023-06-20T14:17:22-04:00

Waterjet Gives Lugers the Edge

The USA Luge team sleds are zoom through the curves, turns, and straightaways of a 1-mile track made of packed snow and ice, with speeds up to 90 MPH. One-thousandth of a second can make the difference between gold and silver. Read about how Accurate Waterjet evaluates and selects the right abrasive Read more

Waterjet Gives Lugers the Edge2023-06-20T14:15:26-04:00

Abrasive Shortage Sent Fabricator on Frantic Search

Imagine a custom fabrication shop that cuts, forms, machines, welds and finishes hoppers and chutes using all types of metals for the dairy, food processing, wastewater and pharmaceuticals industries. Now, imagine that fab shop running out of the waterjet abrasive upon which its business depends. It nearly happened to American Metalcraft Read more

Abrasive Shortage Sent Fabricator on Frantic Search2023-06-20T13:57:33-04:00

Anchors Aweigh

Read about fabrication team at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute working on manned submersibles, tethered vehicles and autonomous, free-swimming craft that operate under Antarctic ice, in temperate Atlantic waters, or in the black waters of Challenger Dee, the deepest known point in the Earth’s hydrosphere. Their shop cuts exclusively with Adirondack 80 Read more

Anchors Aweigh2023-06-20T13:57:57-04:00

The Difference between the Right or Wrong Abrasive

Waterjet is a clean and consistent cutting option for thick materials but if the garnet used is not high quality, abrasive clogs midstream can result in costly scrap. That is exactly what Rennline Inc, a fabricator of performance parts for European vehicles experienced when cutting 8” titanium. After testing the options, Read more

The Difference between the Right or Wrong Abrasive2023-06-20T13:58:25-04:00
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