KENT, Wash., 5 October 2016 – Flow International Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet machines for cutting applications, announced today the release of Compass™, the industry’s most precise contour following and collision sensing solution. The patent-pending design behind Compass ensures that Flow customers cut the most accurate part, regardless of environmental elements involved. Compass automatically makes real time cutting head height adjustments to allow precision cutting of non-flat or stress relieving material. The collision sensor Compass includes protects the machine from damage and downtime.


Face shields for the front lines

Flow Waterjet – a Shape Technologies Group Company – has repurposed their manufacturing to make Face Shields for frontline medical workers and first responders as quickly as possible to help reduce spread of COVID-19.

Shield manufacturing specifications are available to all SHAPE customers and other waterjet operators to help increase production during this time of extreme demand.

To place a Face Shield order for your facility, donate to the cause, or download materials to make your own, visit


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