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Flow Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation and Excellence in Waterjet Technology 

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Katie Parlin
Senior Director Marketing
Flow International

February 15, 2024 — KENT, Washington – Flow International Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet cutting systems, proudly announces its 50th anniversary, marking five decades of innovation, dedication to quality, and exceptional customer service. 

Since its inception in 1974, Flow has been at the forefront of revolutionizing waterjet cutting technology, transforming industries, and empowering businesses worldwide. From the development of the world’s first intensifier pump to becoming a highly trusted name in precision cutting solutions, Flow has continuously evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. 

Over the past 50 years, Flow has pioneered numerous advancements in waterjet technology, pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Early on, in 1975, Flow commercialized the intensifier pump for 24/7 production. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Mohamed Hashish, who remains at Flow today, invented the abrasive waterjet. Many years and inventions later, Dynamic Waterjet® was introduced, giving customers a way to compensate for stream lag and taper on the fly. In 2006, after a decade of testing and perfecting the technology, the HyperJet® pump, rated at 94,000 psi, was released, providing continuous commercial HyperPressure™. 

The advancements haven’t stopped and Flow’s commitment to innovation continues to evolve as the industry does. Flow has remained committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions that drive efficiency, productivity, and profitability for its customers. 

"Reaching this milestone is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team, as well as the trust and support of our customers around the world," said Brian Sherick, President of Flow. "As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we reflect on our rich history of innovation and look forward to pushing the boundaries of waterjet technology in the years to come." 

As Flow celebrates this milestone anniversary, the company reaffirms its commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction. With a strong foundation built on decades of experience and expertise, Flow looks ahead to a future filled with continued growth, success, and groundbreaking achievements for its customers. 

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About Flow International 

Flow International Corporation, a Shape Technologies Group company, is a leading ultrahigh-pressure waterjet system solutions provider. As the world leader in waterjet technology, the company is committed to delivering high-performance, innovative systems, and world-class customer experience for a broad array of applications that serve a diverse customer base. For more information, visit 

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