JACQUET Midwest has installed a dual head 5-axis Jet Edge EDGE X-5 waterjet cutting system at its metal processing facility in Racine, Wisconsin. The EDGE X-5 is JACQUET Midwest’s third Jet Edge system and their 13th Jet Edge waterjet nationwide.
JACQUET specializes in supplying and processing stainless steel and nickel alloys for OEMs, fabricators and machine shops that primarily support the oil and gas, power generation, pollution control systems, and water purification industries. Their North American service centers provide both waterjet and plasma part cutting. The company stocks 19 different grades of stainless steel and nickel alloy plates in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses.
JACQUET plans to use the new system to provide near-net shaped stainless steel parts with compressed lead times to its customers in the Midwest and nationwide. The beveling and chamfering capabilities of the system’s 5-axis cutting head will allow them to bring new opportunities to the company’s four domestic regional service centers. The “lights-out” cutting package keeps value-added production going even when the machine is unattended.