Die Shop Assigns Waterjet-Cutting Machine to Carve Out Die Sets and Stripper Plates
“Machining molds and dies, we used to rough things out that we’d finish-machine later,” says Rebecca Gramse, an engineer at MRG. “We wanted to do a better job by cutting more quickly and efficiently as well as save money on material. Flow’s 87,000-psi waterjet-cutting machine helps us accomplish those goals. We’re now cutting die sets, stripper plates and aerospace parts that involve different fixturing and tooling.”
Using the new machine, “we’ve realized a tremendous improvement in productivity,” adds Gramse. “For example, cutting die-set plates, what previously took 25 hr. to accomplish now takes just 15 hr., with nice edge quality.”
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