Pushing the Boundaries of Shape-Cutting
Through Innovation

abrasive waterjet without the waste

The World's First Closed-Loop Abrasive Cutting System
Integrated Abrasive Recycling
Patent-pending SlurryLoop technology recycles abrasive for reuse in real time, eliminating the mess and cost abrasive handling.
Reduced Waste
SlurryLoop enables SlurryJet to reuse the cutting fluid, meaning no need to deal with the disposal of water that's been contaminated with what you've cut.
Low Downtime
SlurryLoop, in combination with a patent-pending innovative nozzle design, allows SlurryJet to run longer between stops.
Efficient & Affordable
A new low pressure cutting process allows for conventional waterjet capabilities, at a much lower cost.

Disrupting the Waterjet Material Stream

The Conventional Waterjet Material Stream is linear

Abrasive Mine AWJ Machine Landfill
Abrasive cutting media is extracted from the earth using industrial mining operations This media is then used in abrasive water jet machines to quickly cut out parts Abrasive is often disposed after it is used, as conventional recycling is too expensive
With synticos technology, this one-way stream is turned into a cycle, reducing waste

Key advancements

Innovative Nozzle Design
The nozzle used by SlurryJet was developed by taking a look at existing technologies, and innovating from the ground up. The result is a nozzle that can deliver a higher mass flow rate of abrasive at a given pressure, while simultaneously reducing internal collisions and cost.
Low Pressure Cutting
With a higher relative mass flow rate of abrasive, SlurryJet is able to operate at lower pressure. This reduces both the cost of the system, and wear on its components.
Integrated Recycling System
The SlurryLoop reuse system enables SlurryJet to take full advantage of the abrasive. Little to no abrasive break down within the nozzle means more of it can be reused, enabling you to cut longer.

The Team

Erik Johnson

Co-Founder & President

Erik co-founded Synticos in 2013 with Dr. Robert C. Dean Jr. with the mission of taking Dr. Dean's new take on the physics of abrasive jet cutting to market. Erik is passionate about pushing the waterjet industry to new levels of both performance and cost through the innovations within SlurryJet. When not in the lab, Erik can most likely be found either hanging out with his amazing family (and chickens) or tinkering with one of his old Volkswagens or motorcycles.

Alex Perkins

Sustainable Manufacturing R & D Engineer

Alex primarily focuses on fluid instrumentation and feedback, ensuring that the abrasive and base fluid maintain consistency, cut after cut. He has his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. Before joining Synticos, Alex designed and built various renewable and waste-to-energy systems.

Read Frost

Sustainable Manufacturing R & D Engineer

Read joined the team in late 2019 after graduating from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering the same year. He focuses on hardware interfacing and control systems, mainly with our fluid recycling systems.

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