Course Schedule* & Cost

Monday, September 14th, 2009



7:30 a.m.

Meet at Richel, Inc.


8:00 a.m.

Waterjet as a business

Investment opportunities

Potential profitability

Units & revenues worldwide

Where the work is - USA

How to identify potential local business

9:00 a.m.

Focusing in on the market

Analysis of fixed costs

Analysis of variable costs

Spread your work

10:00 a.m.

Practical - Hands On

Group 1: Raster to Vector & CAD/CAM

Group 2: Cutting Heads

Group 3: Pumps - Rebuild

11:00 p.m.

Spread your income

How to price a job

Average selling rates & revenue

Tracking of jobs & costs

Quotations - what to cover

Typical inquiry form & questions

Structure your business

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Advantages of waterjet cutting

1:45 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Practical - Hands On

Group 1: Controller / Cut Your Own Part

Group 2: Raster to Vector & CAD/CAM

Group 3: Cutting Heads

3:00 p.m.

Cutting Characteristics & Criteria

3:30 p.m.

CAD/CAM Presentation

4:00 p.m.

Controller presentation - TOUCH SCREEN PC Waterjet Controller

4:30 p.m.

Abrasivejet parameters - Relationship between all operating parts

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009



7:00 a.m.

How waterjet cutting works

7:45 a.m.

Video - Laser/plasma/oxyfuel/waterjet

8:15 a.m.

Pumps, abrasive cutting head & feed systems

9:30 a.m.

Practical - Hands On

Group 1: Pumps - Rebuild

Group 2: Controller / Cut Your Own Part

Group 3: Raster to Vector & CAD/CAM

10:30 a.m.

Selection of gantries and catching tanks

Water purification / quality, Delonization, Chillers and closed loop systems

Pressure drop in tubing

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Field visit - 6 axis laser, plasma, oxy-fuel, waterjet jobshop & recycling

2:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Practical - Hands On

Group 1: Cutting Heads

Group 2: Pumps - Rebuild

Group 3: Controller / Cut Your Own Part

4:00 p.m.

Abrasive use and its characteristics

4:30 p.m.

Abrasive Recycling - WARD 1, WARD 2 & WARD Pro

5:00 p.m.

Lab time - Demonstration of waterjet cutting

Clamping and setting up work

Feed rates, abrasive, cutting parameters

Basic piercing techniques

Stacking materials - thin vs. thick

Different orifice sizes and results

Water only - paper, rubber, plastics

Cutting steel - piercing techniques

When to go to abrasive cutting

Demonstration of kerf width - 2" steel

General tips on abrasive maintenance

Comparisons of good vs. bad orifice

Stream alignment - how to check

Lead in techniques

Piercing brittle materials

Precision holes and piercing

Protection of surface/frosting and burrs


Hopper system - hands on

Stainless Steel

Hands on cutting of programmed parts of attendees

*Course schedule is subject to change.


The cost of the course is $800 per attendee, with group discounts available.

Fee includes lunch and all materials.

RICHEL, Inc. Phone: (330) 677-9100 Email: