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Flow is Waterjet.

From invention to perfection, we are the world leader in waterjet.

Flow waterjet cutting snowflake shape


Flow's roots date back to the early 1970s, when former research and development scientists from Boeing founded Flow Research. The first technology commercialized by Flow Research was the use of an UHP waterjet as an industrial cutting tool. Soon after, we invented, patented, and perfected the world’s first abrasive waterjet system.

Since 1974, Flow has delivered over 15,000 waterjet and abrasive waterjet systems to customers in more than 100 countries.

50 Years in Waterjet

Over the past five decades, we've witnessed the evolution of Flow waterjet technology and its profound impact on shaping the world through water. Committed to leading waterjet innovation, we strive to deliver solutions that go beyond your expectations.

While the last 50 years have been remarkable, we firmly believe, the best is yet to come.



Our vision is to push the boundaries of material processing by harnessing the power of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology.


Our mission is to be the leading global solutions provider of the most advanced waterjet cutting technology across the widest range of applications and industries. We accomplish this by keeping customers at the forefront of everything we do and by creating a work culture that fosters innovation, collaboration, and respectfulness.


Health & Safety: We are uncompromising in our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors, and customers. Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Our People: We believe our people are our greatest assets and provide them with global opportunities for growth and development.

Customers: Our customers, like our people, are the core of our business. We value these relationships above all.

Solutions: We push the limits of advanced technology to deliver innovative solutions that improve our customers’ operations.

Quality: We drive for high standards in our services, products, and project management methodologies. We go above and beyond our customers’ expectations.

Flexibility: We pride ourselves on being nimble and flexible while remaining easy to do business with. We are entrepreneurial.

Sustainability: We conduct ourselves in a socially responsible manner that respects all human rights and protects our environment.

A History of Innovation


Flow Waterjet is formally established.
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Flow intensifier pump in 1975


Flow commercializes intensifier pumps for 24/7 operation
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Dr. Mohamed Hashish standing with early abrasive waterjet


Abrasive waterjet invented by Dr. Mohamed Hashish; cuts virtually any material
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UltraPierce™ Vacuum Assist safely cuts composites, glass and stone without delamination, cracking, chipping, or breaking
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Direct drive triplex pump released; Flow is the only manufacturer offering both intensifier and direct drive technology
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Flow waterjet software


What is to become the world’s most popular waterjet software FlowMaster® released; provides an easy-to-use yet powerful control
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Dynamic waterjet logo


Dynamic Waterjet® released; virtually eliminates stream lag and V-shaped taper errors
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Flow HyperJet® pump


After a decade of testing and perfecting the technology, the HyperJet® pump rated at 94,000 psi released to provide continuous commercial HyperPressure™ cutting. Pressure = Productivity.
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Dynamic Waterjet XD by Flow


Dynamic Waterjet XD brings the unique accuracy of Dynamic Waterjet from the flat stock world to beveling and 3D applications. FlowXpert™ Software suite greatly simplifies the programming of a bevel or 3D part for Dynamic Waterjet XD cutting.
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Advancements in FlowXpert® cutting software capabilities, CAD/CAM integrated waterjet software suite
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Flow Compass cutting


Compass™ patent-pending contour following and collision sensing solution introduced as the most precise contour following available in waterjet. Flow introduces the Mach 500 workhorse of waterjet – an all-new waterjet unmatched in accuracy, quickness and speed.
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FlowCare service and support logo


FlowCare service and support, industry-unique care for waterjets is introduced. Three levels of service created to best serve customers’ needs.
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Flow's line of Mach Series machines


Full new line of Mach Series introduced featuring state-of-the-art technology, software, and service advancements in one complete package – created to meet varying demands for applications, price points, features, and capabilities.
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Flow's robust Pivot+ Waterjet cutting head


Pivot+ Waterjet™, a robust, compact cutting head is introduced. Delivering multi-axis taper compensation for accurate and flexible waterjet cutting.
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MotoJet X


MotoJet™ X, the industry’s first long-life intensifier, is released.
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Flow's uniquely enclosed waterjet system - the EchoJet


The unique, fully-enclosed waterjet system, EchoJet, hits the market.
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Flow Xpert Infinity logo


Comprehensive FlowXpert Infinity 2D & 3D software launches.
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The Mach 200c is a one-of-a-kind solution that offers maximum workspace and flexibility for 2D or 3D cutting.
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A Shape Technologies Group Company

Shape Technologies Group, Inc. (SHAPE) delivers innovative manufacturing process solutions to customers spanning 100 countries and a broad array of industries. As the world leading provider and inventor of waterjet, SHAPE has become a strategic ecosystem of companies providing material processing and surface preparation, automated assembly, robotic motion systems, material handling, software, process control, aftermarket parts, and comprehensive support to our customers.

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