Open House Showcasing Waterjet Cutting Developments



WARDJet held the first annual Open House event on October 23rd and October 24th, 2013 at the headquarters in Tallmadge, Ohio. The Open House was scheduled with live floor demonstrations complemented by simultaneous conference room presentations covering a variety of topics. As a result, visitors were encouraged to choose whichever parts of the event they would like to attend and many guests moved freely throughout the WARDJet facility. WARDJet employees and partners were on hand to answer questions and discuss machine capabilities one-on-one with those interested in more information.

During the Open House event, guests were introduced to the Multipurpose Waterjet Robot which carved the face of a small foam pumpkin at the beginning of every hour. Robot industry leader Motoman was on hand to discuss applications where a waterjet robot would be used and describe the technology behind the machine. Guests also were introduced to the low cost Emerald Series waterjet which features a smaller footprint and basic capabilities, but uses the same state-of-the-art software, controller, and precision ballscrew drive system as many WARDJet waterjets. The Emerald was programmed to cut a miniature dinosaur out of stacked foam to illustrate the versatility of waterjet system.

The event was open to the public and many customers, businesses, students, officials, and press attended. Notable guests include Mayor David Kline from the City of Tallmadge, as well as Ohio State Representative Anthony DeVitis and WARDJet-sponsored pro snowboarder Steve ‘Speedy Steve’ MacCutcheon. WARDJet thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet with so many interesting individuals and share some of the waterjet innovations we have been developing over the past few months.



Demonstration of 6-Axis Robotic Waterjet



Photos from the Event

The waterjet robot demonstrates cutting during the family and friends event

The waterjet robot demonstrates cutting during the family and friends event

WARDJet friends and family get an explanation of the waterjet robot from Yaskawa Motoman rep Harald

WARDJet friends and family get an explanation of the waterjet robot from Yaskawa Motoman rep Harald

Family and friends check out the latest WARDJet developments by exploring the production floor

Family and friends check out the latest WARDJet developments by exploring the production floor

Pam welcomes open house guests at the front entrance

Pam welcomes open house guests at the front entrance

Richard Ward presents on the topic of 'Customizable Waterjets' to open house guests

Richard Ward presents on the topic of 'Customizable Waterjets' to open house guests

Yaskawa Motoman rep Sam describes robot technology and the different applications where robots are utilized

Yaskawa Motoman rep Sam describes robot technology and the different applications where robots are utilized

Dennis describes the differences between programming for 2D cutting and 5-Axis cutting during his open house presentation

Dennis describes the differences between programming for 2D cutting and 5-Axis cutting during his open house presentation

Ken explains the advantages of the low cost Emerald Series waterjet to open house guests

Ken explains the advantages of the low cost Emerald Series waterjet to open house guests

Family and friends gather to watch the waterjet robot in action

Family and friends gather to watch the waterjet robot in action

Tim explains how the WARD Pro abrasive recycling system works to open house guests

Tim explains how the WARD Pro abrasive recycling system works to open house guests

The WARD Pro abrasive recycling system was demonstrated during the open house

The WARD Pro abrasive recycling system was demonstrated during the open house

Tim shows open house guests the top screen that sorts abrasive mesh sizes in the WARD Pro

Tim shows open house guests the top screen that sorts abrasive mesh sizes in the WARD Pro

This R-Series large format waterjet on display was being built for a customer who attended our open house

This R-Series large format waterjet on display was being built for a customer who attended our open house

Family and friends of WARDJet employees mingle after day one of the open house

Family and friends of WARDJet employees mingle after day one of the open house

Richard Ward and Rep. Anthony DeVitis pose by the R-Series waterjet tank during the friends and family event

Richard Ward and Rep. Anthony DeVitis pose by the R-Series waterjet tank during the friends and family event

Richard Ward shows the dual screen X-Controller to Tallmadge Mayor David Kline

Richard Ward shows the dual screen X-Controller to Tallmadge Mayor David Kline

The Multipurpose Waterjet Robot carves a foam pumpkin with a jack-o-latern face for an open house demonstration

The Multipurpose Waterjet Robot carves a foam pumpkin with a jack-o-latern face for an open house demonstration

City of Tallmadge Mayor David Kline poses with a robot-cut pumpkin

City of Tallmadge Mayor David Kline poses with a robot-cut pumpkin

The G-4816 sidebeams were set up for an open house exhibit to give visitors an idea of the size of the final machine

The G-4816 sidebeams were set up for an open house exhibit to give visitors an idea of the size of the final machine

The Weldbot demonstrates how CNC technology is used to reliably weld waterjet Job Shop Grates™

The Weldbot demonstrates how CNC technology is used to reliably weld waterjet Job Shop Grates™

WARDJet team members discuss waterjets with open house visitors

WARDJet team members discuss waterjets with open house visitors

The low cost Emerald Series waterjet cut out foam dinosaurs for open house visitors

The low cost Emerald Series waterjet cut out foam dinosaurs for open house visitors

Richard Ward addresses WARDJet family and friends before cutting the cake after day one of the open house

Richard Ward addresses WARDJet family and friends before cutting the cake after day one of the open house

Richard Ward cuts the cake to celebrate the first day of the WARDJet open house

Richard Ward cuts the cake to celebrate the first day of the WARDJet open house

Ohio State Representative Anthony DeVitis gives a short speech to WARDJet friends and family

Ohio State Representative Anthony DeVitis gives a short speech to WARDJet friends and family

Time to dig in for the WARDJet employees, friends and family!

Time to dig in for the WARDJet employees, friends and family!

WARDJet-sponsored pro snowboarder Steve MacCutcheon describes his personal experiences working towards the 2014 Olympics

WARDJet-sponsored pro snowboarder Steve MacCutcheon describes his personal experiences working towards the 2014 Olympics

WARDJet friends and family listen to the impressive story from pro snowboarder Steve MacCutcheon

WARDJet friends and family listen to the impressive story from pro snowboarder Steve MacCutcheon

Pro snowboarder Steve MacCutcheon balances on an exercise ball to show how he strength trains for the Olympics

Pro snowboarder Steve MacCutcheon balances on an exercise ball to show how he strength trains for the Olympics

Jodi poses with pro snowboarder Steve MacCutcheon during the friends and family event

Jodi poses with pro snowboarder Steve MacCutcheon during the friends and family event

WARDJet Robotic Waterjet

WARDJet Robotic Waterjet

Robotic Waterjet Cell

Robotic Waterjet Cell

Infini Winder 5-axis Waterjet

Infini Winder 5-axis Waterjet

5-Axis Waterjet Parts

5-Axis Waterjet Parts

Emerald Series Waterjet

Emerald Series Waterjet

WARD Pro - Waterjet Abrasive Recycler

WARD Pro - Waterjet Abrasive Recycler




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