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& Cutting Services
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Abrasive Waterjet Cutting & Fabrication of Custom Awards

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Pair of Waterjet Custom Awards
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Waterjet Cutting of Custom Awards
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Custom Waterjet Cutting Of Awards

All eyes are on the prize - especially this award with its striking design, recently manufactured here at Mainstream Waterjet. We welcomed this opportunity to showcase our talents for decorative waterjet cutting as well as our expertise in conventional machining and finishing techniques.

Supplied to us in a bitmap (.bmp) file, the customer supplied logo design required conversion from a raster image to a vector file to create the CAD drawing our programmers needed to formulate the optimal tool path required for waterjet cutting the intricate curves and delicate shapes of the logo. Working with A-36 hot rolled pickled and oiled plate, cutting operations were carried out on our OMAX 551100 water jet machine, chosen for its ability to cleanly produce complex shapes with sharp precision. The cut pieces were then treated with a blue power coat finish to complete this first component of the larger piece.

We employed conventional milling and drilling techniques, effectively handled by our Hurco VMX42 milling center, to fabricate the 5" x 5" base from aluminum bar stock and the stem from SAE 1018 CRS round bar stock. The three components were then MIG welded together to form the 8" high finished piece, which was anodized with a clear finish to last many years on the desk of each recipient of this "Outstanding Achievement Award."

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WaterJet Cutting Project Highlights

Product Description: Achievement awards
Capabilities Applied/Processes:
  • Raster to Vector conversion of Logo Design in order to create CAD and ORD cutting files from a Bitmap file.
  • Waterjet Cutting
  • Conventional milling and drilling.
  • MIG Welding
  • Powder coating
  • Anodizing
Equipment Used to Manufacture The Awards: Omax 55100 Waterjet machine. Hurco VMX42 milling center, Miller Mig welder.
Overall Award Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 8"
Material Used: A-36 Hot Rolled Pickled and Oiled plate. 6061-T651 Aluminum Bar Stock, SAE 1018 CRS round bar stock.
Max Material Finish: Blue Powder coating, clear anodize
Industry for Use: Marketing Materials
Delivery Location: Kings Mills, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Standards Met: Customer Supplied Specifications
Product Name: Outstanding Achievement Award

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