Flow's roots date back to the early 1970s, when former research and development scientists from Boeing founded Flow Research. The first technology commercialized by Flow Research was the use of an UHP waterjet as an industrial cutting tool. Soon after, we invented, patented and perfected the world’s first abrasive waterjet system.
Since 1974, Flow has delivered over 13,000 waterjet and abrasive waterjet systems to customers in more than 100 countries.
Flow is proud to be a Shape Technologies Group Company.
Shape Technologies Group, Inc. (SHAPE) delivers innovative manufacturing process solutions to customers spanning 100 countries and a broad array of industries. As the world leading provider and inventor of waterjet, SHAPE has become a strategic ecosystem of companies providing material processing and surface preparation, automated assembly, robotic motion systems, material handling, software, process control, aftermarket parts, and comprehensive support to our customers.
Flow is global. With the largest market share, Flow is the world leader in the development and manufacture of UHP waterjet technology. Headquartered in in Kent, Washington, Flow employs approximately 700 employees with offices in North and South America, Asia and Europe. Globally we focus on technology leadership, a full continuum of products that provide complete manufacturing solutions, application expertise, unmatched service with a commitment to customer success across the world.