Jet Edge has introduced the new Milestone 5-axis precision water jet cutting machine. Described as being capable of cutting virtually any material, the Milestone is available in three sizes, 5.5’ x 6.5’ nominal (1,700mm x 2,000mm), 5.5’ x 13’ nominal (1,700mm x 4,000mm) and 6.5’ x 13’ nominal (2,000mm x 4,000mm). Each of these machines features the innovative IKC 5-axis cutting head, capable of making inclined cuts and controlling kerf to ensure optimal part quality. The IKC’s capabilities include 600º rotation, a maximum angle of +/- 60º, and dynamic precision from +/-0.2 to +/-0.5mm/m, depending on the tilt of the head. The Milestone’s high-precision ground rack-and-pinion X and Y axes and ball-screw 5.9” (150mm) Z axis, make it one of the most accurate water jet systems available. The equipment can maintain a cutting tolerance +/- 0.004” (0.1mm/m) and a repeatability accuracy tolerance of +/- 0.001” (0.025mm), while supporting a contouring and rapid feed rate of 0-1575 inches per minute (0-4,0000mm/min.) Motion components are protected by steel covers with labyrinth lip seals to ensure lasting performance.