Parker Brothers Concepts Selects FlowJet
Owners Marc and Shanon Parker Star in Syfy's Dream Machines Airing Tuesdays at 10 PM
KENT, Wash., May 2, 2012 - Flow International Corporation (NASDAQ: FLOW) announces that Parker Brothers Concepts, featured on Syfy's high-octane reality series Dream Machines, has added a Flow Mach 3 abrasive waterjet machine tool as a key element in their fabricating process.
"The FlowJet gives us outstanding flexibility in both design and materials. And Flow's Dynamic Waterjet allows us to cut parts very accurately, saving us a lot of time because we rarely need to do any secondary processing," states Marc Parker.
The 4 meter by 2 meter system includes Flow's patented Dynamic Waterjet® cutting technology and a HyperJet® pump rated at 94,000 psi. Flow invented Dynamic Waterjet to eliminate stream lag and taper errors, bringing unparalleled accuracy and speed to 2D cutting.
By incorporating SmartStream™ technology, mathematical models that predict jet behavior and compensate for taper and stream lag, cut speed is increased 2 to 4 times faster than conventional abrasive waterjets while producing parts with far higher precision.
Just as increased wattage allows lasers to increase cut speed, HyperJet pumps generate significantly higher pressure and, therefore, cut as much as 50% faster or more than conventional waterjets. Parts are cut faster, with a lower cost per part, and production runs are shorter.
About Dream Machines
Dream Machines follows Florida-based brothers Marc and Shanon Parker, owners of Parker Brothers' Concepts, and their talented crew as they take the most imaginative vehicles ever seen in movies, comic books, and TV shows, and engineer them into on-the-road realities. There's no design challenge too fantastical – or even impossible – for the brothers to take on, and each week they'll stop at nothing to create these one-of-a-kind "dream machines" for their vast array of celebrity and collector clients. Dream Machines airs Tuesdays at 10pm (ET/PT) only on Syfy.
About Flow International
Flow International Corporation is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology for cutting and cleaning. Flow provides state-of-the-art ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) technology to numerous industries including automotive, aerospace, job shop, stone interiors, surface preparation, food and dozens more. For more information, visit www.FlowWaterjet.com.
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