Wet Technologies Inc. founded with the concept of a high concentration slurry delivery system featuring closed loop technology, ahead of the “green” wave.
First Manual System Delivered
The first Wet Technologies system – a manual 50” cabinet – is delivered to Aerothrust Miami. It will achieve over 16,000 hours of reliable operation.
First Automatic System Delivered
Our first automated rotary index deburring/lapping system for Chrysler transmissions is delivered.
Wet Technologies supplies its first nuclear decontamination system to Texas Utilities Commanche Peak nuclear plant. A filtration system prevents buildup of radioactive particles.
Standard Manual Product Line Expands
Our standard manual product line expands to four models: 36, 50, 60, and 72 inches.
Integrated Systems for Semicon & Medical Industries
New plant integrated systems supply both low pressure slurry and high pressure water to clean vacuum pumps for medical and semiconductor industries.
Inline Etch Systems for Boeing 777
The first of two special in line systems is delivered to etch, rinse, and dry composite floor beams for the Boeing 777. Many etch systems will follow.
Descale & Clean Submarine Components
US Navy buys the first of many systems to descale and clean hazardous materials from submarine components, eliminating the need for PPE.
Specialized Semi-Automated Etching
The National Institute for Aviation Research uses a semi-automated composite etch system for industry wide testing of the Wet Tech Process for bonding prep. A research benchmark for airframe manufacturers.
6-Axis Robotic System for GE Aviation
The first of several 6-axis robotic systems delivered to GE Aviation to smooth laser “drilled” cooling holes in turbine components, beginning a long relationship with GEA across many US plants.
Fully Automated Deburring & Lapping
Wet Technologies delivers the first of many fully automated deburring and lapping systems to Smith & Wesson. Wet Tech later supplies similar systems for Sturm Ruger, FN, Remington, and Sig Sauer for deburring and cosmetic finishing.
Automated Heavy-Duty Diesel REMAN
Development of a new line of automated heavy duty REMAN systems to remove and separate scale and oil from Diesel engine components, replacing multiple steps. New customers will include Cummins, Detroit Diesel, and Caterpillar.
6-Axis System Replaces Hazardous Methods
The US Mint eliminated chemical descaling and blasting dust from production of bronze numismatic coins with a 6-axis closed loop blast/rinse/dry indexing system. Wet Tech systems can be seen on the plant tour in Philadelphia.
Anchor Pattern on Medical Implants
Wet Technologies’ first anchor pattern on medical bone implants, with additional systems for deburring, striping, smoothing, and cosmetic finishing of knee, hip, and cervical implants. As of 2021, we have supplied over thirty manual and automatic systems to the industry.
6-Axis Twin Indexing with Visual QA
The US Mint finishes a new line of pure silver coins. For high production rates, we designed a 6-axis twin index blast/rinse/dry system, with integrated vision to verify cosmetic finish quality. Visitors can see this and other Wet Tech systems on the plant tour in Philadelphia.
Keeping Pace with OEM Specs for MRO
Kalitta Air Cargo becomes our first customer to meet Pratt & Whitney’s new MRO SPOP 15 descaling specification for rotating discs and hubs. Delta Tech Ops and several MRO customers will commit to many more.
First Modern In-Line System Etches Alloy Blade Spars
Development of the first modern in-line wet blast system to etch alloy blade spars for Bell Helicopter.
First WT Process for 3D Printed Polymers & Alloys
Coca Cola becomes our first customer to use the Wet Tech Process for smoothing 3D printed polymers and alloys.
An Important National Security Milestone
The Wet Tech process plays a small but crucial classified role in technology leading to the termination of the world’s most sought after terrorist.
7-axis Robotic Etching System for the F35
7 axis robotic etching system to bond prep components for the F35 Joint Strike Fighter engines at Pratt and Whitney.
7-Axis Robotic Shuttle System for Precision Casings
Amphenol takes delivery of the first of repeat order 7-axis robotic shuttle systems to deburr precision machined aluminum casings.
Diesel Piston Descaling System Eliminates Hazards
Our first diesel piston descaling system replaces several chemical and labor intensive processes at Caterpillar Reman, with an integrated sub-system to separate and remove oil, dirt, and carbon.
Cosmetic Finishing for Consumer Products
Delivery of two automated in line systems to produce a dust and chemical free cosmetic finish on US manufactured aluminum levels and rafter squares for Empire Corp. On sale at the Home Depot.
Bar Code Reading with Program Integration
Expansion of our 7-axis robotic line to include bar code reading with program integration. This one for Meggitt Safety Systems.
WT36 and WT50 Systems Eliminate Dust and Chemicals
REMAN leader AER purchases the first of several repeat WT36 and WT50 systems to manually clean aluminum transmission and engine blocks, eliminating dust and chemicals.
NDT Prep for Super Hornet Fighter Jet
Delivery of an automated MRO system to clean structural components of the F18 in preparation for Non-Destructive Testing for the F18 Super Hornet.
Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT uses our system to clean and lap hundreds of bronze door handles. The Wet Tech process removes patina, exposing copper which kills bacteria and viruses — including SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid19.
Wet Peening for Next Gen Helicopter Engines
Following three years of development, the first of our new line of monitoring and data collection wet peening systems goes into service for next generation helicopter engines.
New WT36 Force™ for the “Entry Level” Market
Our new WT36 Force™ manual cabinet enters service as a full featured system for the “entry level” market.
Finishing Additive Manufactured Rocket Components
SpaceX takes delivery of its first Wet Technologies system to smooth and profile additive manufactured rocket components.
Fully Automated System for CH53E & UH60 Blackhawk
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky goes “dust free”, ordering a fully automated alloy main blade spar descale system for the CH53E and UH60 Blackhawk