At first glance, nothing seems out of the ordinary as Gary Jamieson deftly operates the Flow Mach3-4020B with Dynamic Waterjet® on the factory floor at SBMC in Renfrewshire, Scotland. A second look, however, reveals that Gary is running the machine with one arm while standing on two prosthetic legs.
Waterjet cutting is widely known for its ability to cut virtually any material to near net shape. These materials vary from rubber to plastics, composites to metals. Versatility is a benefit waterjet cutting brings to many businesses, including New Hampshire based company, Plan Tech. Plan Tech has been manufacturing urethane parts for over 30 years, providing products for diverse groups of industries. Urethane is a high-performance rubber that can be molded easily, shaped accurately, and offers many different finishing options. We’ve invited guest blogger Kevin Healy, Vice President of engineering at Plan Tech, to tell you more about how waterjet cutting has impacted their productivity. With their vast experience and in-house capabilities, they consistently deliver tight tolerance custom urethane parts.