The MicroMAX™ JetMachining® Center is the ideal solution for ultra-precision abrasive waterjet machining. Utilizing advanced high precision linear encoders, innovative vibration isolation, and proven software control systems, the MicroMAX JetMachining Center is capable of a positioning accuracy of less than five microns while retaining all the advantages of abrasive waterjet machining. The MicroMAX JetMachining Center cuts without heat affected zone (HAZ), so no secondary processing is required. The MicroMAX JetMachining Center can machine stainless steel, titanium, carbon fiber, PEEK, glass, nitinol, graphite, copper, composites, laminates, and more, with high precision and smooth finishing, for either prototyping or production.
- Equipped with precision 7/15 Mini MAXJET® 5i nozzle
- Vibration isolation of table and gantries
- A work envelope offering an X-Y cutting travel of 24" x 24" (610 mm x 610 mm)
With its versatility, the OMAX MicroMAX is ideally suited to turn ideas into reality. With its small footprint, high precision, and fast cutting, it is an ideal research and development, rapid prototyping, and production waterjet machine for industries such as medical, electronics, aerospace, energy production/storage and more. Easily machine prototype parts in one material for testing, then manufacture production samples from another material, all while maintaining the same precision and preserving the material integrity.
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The potential benefits of using waterjet technology to produce parts or part features smaller than 300 microns are compelling. Developers and researchers are getting close to breaking the barriers that stand in the way of micromachining in the 150- to 200-micron range and below.
Geologists say that the Colorado River once took a hard westward turn, then trickled its way across what is now northern Arizona to form the Grand Canyon. Abrasive waterjet pioneer Don Miller predicts there is another trickle coming, this one in the world of micromanufacturing.
Source: Micromanufacturing Magazine
Waterjet technology has technological and manufacturing merits that cannot be matched by most established machine tools. There is considerable demand for downsizing beam diameters of abrasive-waterjets (AWJs) to reduce costs for machining of various microproducts.
Source: Reprint from American WJTA-IMCA Conference and Expo
Waterjet technology has come a long way since its commercialization in the late 1970’s. It has evolved from merely a rough cutting tool to a precision machine tool, competing on equal footing with established tools such as lasers, mechanical milling and routing tools, EDM, ultrasonics, photochemical etching, and various CNC tools.
Source: Reprint from Micromachining Techniques for Fabrication of Micro and Nano Structures
Waterjet technology has matured rapidly and become one of the mainstream precision machine tools since commercialized in the late 1970’s. Waterjets have several inherent features that are superior to most conventional machine tools.
Source: Reprint from Proceedings of the 2xth International Waterjet Conference