2015 WJTA-IMCA Conference and Expo

Paper Presentations and Case Studies

WJTA-IMCA's biennial technical conferences grew from the initial US Water Jet Conference held in 1981 in Golden, Colorado. In accordance with its mission to promote the study and advancement of waterjet and industrial cleaning technology, WJTA-IMCA has made the historical conference proceedings available to the public. To view proceedings and papers from previous conferences click here (redirects to WJTA-IMCA website).

The preliminary list of papers and presentations includes:

  • 3D Near Net Shaping of Titanium Aluminide via Abrasive Water Jet Controlled-Depth Milling
  • 3D Printing Applications in Waterjet Nozzle Fabrication
  • A Study About the Effect of Confining Pressure on High Pressure Jetting
  • A Study About the Effect of the Structure Parameters of the Multi-orifices on Nozzle Discharge Coefficient
  • Abrasive Water Jet Machining Effects on Kerf Quality in Thin Fiber Metal Laminate
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics used in the Design of Waterblast Tooling
  • Cutting and Drilling with Supercritical Fluid Slurry Jetting
  • Design of Experiments Based Waterblast Process Modeling and Optimization Used in Equipment Design and Setup for Specific Applications
  • Design Protocols of Cavities Created by Waterjet Borehole Mining of Thin Seam Deposits
  • Development of a New Method in Order to do Silent Abrasive Water Jet Turning Process Apparatus
  • ...and more – click to view the full list


Waterjet Technology Basics & Beyond Short Course

This unique educational opportunity provides an overview of the fundamentals of waterjetting, as well as an in-depth discussion of specific applications and robotics, all taught by leading professionals from industry and academia.

The Basics & Beyond is intended for anyone with an interest in waterjet technology, ranging from first-time users and new employees to those seeking to increase their level of knowledge, including field techs, suppliers, support staff, engineers, marketing personnel and potential new users.

Boot Camp

The popular "Boot Camp" sessions provide focused, high-impact presentations on various timely topics in the areas of hydroblasting, industrial vacuum and industrial cleaning. The list of topics includes:

  • Air conveyance through a vacuum truck
  • Hands-Free Hydro-Excavation
  • Hydroblast training and certification
  • Pressure loss in waterjet systems
  • Robotics in hydrodemolition
  • The hidden dangers of static electricity in HAZLOC vacuuming operations
  • Understanding the power of vacuum
  • Waterblast nozzle selection
  • WJTA-IMCA–Endorsed Training Program presented by the Houston Area Safety Council

Panel Discussion – Safety, Quality and Productivity Through Automation

The new panel features end user and automation developers discussing how the design and application of automated high pressure water cleaning equipment has improved safety, productivity and quality of industrial cleaning.


Exhibit Space Available Now

Don't miss this opportunity to reach key buyers and decision makers from around the world. Get more information and reserve your space! Click below to download the application for exhibit space and exhibitor prospectus:

Application for Exhibit Space (pdf)

Exhibitor Prospectus (pdf)


Exhibitor Quick Facts/FAQ

Furnishings/Shipments:  WJTA-IMCA provides pipe and drape and a standard electrical outlet. Any carpet or furnishings can be secured through Freeman, the event contractor. Arrange your furnishings and shipments through Freeman's online Exhibitor Portal or download the Exhibitor Service Kit (pdf).

Orders for utilities can be placed through the Morial Convention Center. WJTA-IMCA will provide a standard electrical outlet to each exhibitor. If you need additional electric or utilities, click here to download the order forms.

Exhibitor move-in:  Move-in will be all day Sunday, November 1, and Monday, November 2.

Exhibitor move-out:  Move-out will take place Wednesday, November 4 (after the hall closes at 1:00 p.m.)

Sponsorship/Promotions:   Experience the value of sponsorship and extend the value of your exhibit. Click here for details on the levels of sponsorship.

Hotel and Travel Information

The WJTA-IMCA 2016 group hotels have been announced: Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette and Hilton New Orleans Riverside. For all the details and to make your reservations, click here.

If you are traveling internationally, be sure to make your arrangements early. If you require a letter of invitation for visa purposes, contact Peter Wright in the WJTA-IMCA office.

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