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Can Water Cut Steel ? Yes - and we can do that!

 ILF Technologies sister company Milan's Machining in Cicero, IL has installed a new state of the art OMAX Abrasivejet Machining Center (pictured below) offering the following advantages:

  • Machines a wide range of materials and thicknesses
  • Does not create heat-affected zones or mechanical stresses
  • Rapid setup, no tool changes are required
  • Minimal fixturing required
  • Leaves behind a satin smooth edge which reduces secondary operations
  • No noxious gases, liquids or oils are used in (or caused by) the machining process
  • Completes most work quieter than 80 dBA for submerged cutting

We donít put enough on our web site about our machining operation at Milan's. The ability to internally control our major parts is a big advantage we have over our competitors. Milan's efficiencies are also critical in containing costs in a period of rapidly escalating raw materials Ė most which have doubled in the last few years.

Marko Pecharich, President of Milanís states "The new Abrasivejet will allow us added flexibility in how we cut certain items. The machine can cut thru steel up to 8" and offers full automation control. We can feed in a cad drawing, type of material and thickness, and it will estimate the machine time to within 5 seconds providing more accurate estimates. We currently send out a lot of plate for flame cutting and we can now keep much of this in house".

ILF Technologies is a world-leading supplier of web finishing solutions for the printing and converting industries with over 500 installations worldwide.

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Milans Machining is one of the largest privately owned machining operations in the Midwest. With in house capabilities of CNC turning, CNC milling, gear cutting, wire EDM, plating, grinding, honing, stamping, die repair, welding, fabricating, broaching, slotting, and assembly. For further information go to or e-mail

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