Training

Training can lead to a higher return on your investment in the OMAX or MAXIEM Abrasive Waterjet machine. OMAX believes in and is committed to providing owners and operators training opportunities through a variety of courses and tools, to assure successful operations and lower operating costs.


Training Facilities

Training classes held at OMAX headquarters, located in Kent, WA, are conducted in a state-of-the-art training facility, which includes a software training lab and a fully functional machine training lab. Classes are designed with a hands-on approach, and class size is limited to assure student participation in learning activities.

Training Calendar

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Class Registration

To sign up for training or for additional information on any of the training resources or classes, call Technical Training at: OMAX Corporation
(800) 838-0343 or (253) 872-2300 and ask for Training, or e-mail training@omax.com.

Training Program Details

Operator Startup Training


There are two options available for this abbreviated Operator Startup Training.

Option 1
Currently only available for the OMAX
OMAX provides self-paced eLearning modules that walk you through the steps of safely making a part, from loading the software, to fixturing and cutting the part. The eLearning training is free and is available on the OMAX Support Site.

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Option 2
This instructor-led online webinar training program is designed to give your operators basic information to help get them up and running. During the sessions, operators receive information about the following:

  • A brief overview of the OMAX or MAXIEM abrasive waterjet equipment
  • Terminology used in the abrasive jetmachining process
  • How the machine works to cut a part
  • The steps in making a part on the OMAX or MAXIEM abrasive waterjet equipment
  • How to get started with using the OMAX Intelli-MAX software
  • Where to find and how to use the help files
  • Best practices in creating a machine tool path
  • A review of the equipment startup and shutdown checklists

The online training is scheduled based on availability of the participants and the technical trainer.

 

  OMAX Operator Startup Training MAXIEM Operator Startup Training
Session type Instructor-led online webinar Instructor-led online webinar
Sessions details Up to 8 hours of training (mulitple 2-hour sessions) Up to 8 hours of training (multiple 2-hour sessions)
Cost $800 per company. Schedule based on demand and availablility $800 per company. Schedule based on demand and availability

Operator Training


Training courses are offered each month at the OMAX headquarters facility in Kent, Washington, located in close proximity to Seattle Tacoma airport. The Operator Training program is designed to lead you step-by-step through the process of making parts—from drawing to cutting. It gives you practical, hands-on experience in how to operate and maintain your equipment following best practices that have been tried and true in the lab and in the field. We provide you the information, practice, and resources to assist you in effectively operating and maintaining your equipment long after the training has ended.

Training classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee for the training at OMAX*, and all training materials and supplies are included. Each course is facilitated by an OMAX Technical Trainer using OMAX equipment and software. OMAX provides a complimentary lunch each day of the training. Classes start at 8:00 a.m. and run until 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time unless otherwise specified. Participants are responsible for other travel-related expenses including travel, lodging, and meals. There is a $50 cancellation fee if canceled within 72 hours of the class start date.

Additional training classes may be added based on demand.

  OMAX Operator Training MAXIEM Operator Training
Session type Instructor-led Instructor-led
Sessions details 5-day training at OMAX training facility 3-day training at OMAX training facility
Cost Free for life* Free for the 1st year of ownership, $500 per participant thereafter
Course outline Download OMAX Operator Course Outline » Download MAXIEM Operator Course Outline »

*Free to qualified OMAX customers. OMAX equipment owners that purchased a certified pre-owned machine must have an OMAX Gold Membership to qualify for the free training for life.

A-Jet Operator Training


This 5-day training course is available at OMAX (free*) or can be scheduled at your location (fee-based). In addition to learning the OMAX or MAXIEM Operator tasks, participants learn how to use the Intelli-MAX® software to draw basic parts that contain bevels or countersinks using XData; understand pathing best practices for parts containing tilt; use the OMAX Intelli-CAM™ software for automating the addition of tilt to a machine tool path; understand how to setup and square the A-Jet on the machine; and learn how to properly operate the A-Jet per best practices. In addition to learning about maintaining the OMAX or MAXIEM machine and pump, participants also learn how to maintain components of the A-Jet, including how to rebuild the swivel assembly, replace the A-Jet nipple, rebuild the on/off valve, and replace the abrasive line.

  OMAX A-Jet Operator Training MAXIEM A-Jet Operator Training
Session type Instructor-led Instructor-led
Sessions details 5-day training at OMAX 5-day training at OMAX
Cost Free for life* Free for 1st year of ownership, $500 per participant thereafter
Course outline Download OMAX A-Jet Operator Outline » Download MAXIEM A-Jet Operator Outline »

*Free to qualified OMAX customers. OMAX equipment owners that purchased a certified pre-owned machine must have an OMAX Gold Membership to qualify for the free training for life.

Rotary Axis Operator Training


The Rotary Axis Operator Training is an extension of the OMAX Operator Training program. This 4- hour training focuses on how to draw and path parts for the Rotary Axis accessory, and hands-on practice aligning and cutting parts using the Rotary Axis. Operators also learn about best practices related to working with the Rotary Axis.

  OMAX Rotary Axis Operator Training MAXIEM Rotary Axis Operator Training
Session type Instructor-led Not applicable
Sessions details At OMAX or onsite at your facility Not applicable
Cost Free at OMAX*, fee-based for onsite training ($800 per day plus travel-related expenses) Not applicable

*Free when included as part of the existing OMAX Operator or OMAX A-Jet Operator Training classes held at OMAX.

 

Customized Training


OMAX offers fee-based on-site, at OMAX, and/or online training sessions customized to meet specific needs of both new and existing customers. The Training Manager works with you to determine the optimum training focus, based on your company goals.

  OMAX Customized Training MAXIEM Customized Training
Session type Instructor-led, classroom, shop Instructor-led, classroom, shop
Sessions details Custom course on-site, at OMAX training facility, or webinar Custom course on-site, at OMAX training facility, or webinar
Cost $800 per day plus actual expenses $800 per day plus actual expenses

Additional Training


OMAX also offers other free training-on-demand opportunities through video instruction on software and maintenance, through its extensive Intelli-MAX software help systems, and the OMAX Support Site.

  OMAX Training MAXIEM Training
Methods Web-based, video-based, software Web-based, video-based, software
Sessions details not applicable not applicable
Cost Free for life Free for life

Training Materials

In addition to the hands-on training, OMAX training materials contain detailed step-by-step instructions for performing tasks related to operation and maintenance of the OMAX and MAXIEM abrasivejet systems. Designed to be used "on demand" when you need them, these instructional materials provide you information to be self-sufficient in operating and maintaining your equipment. Operators who have used these materials say they are some of the best written materials they've seen in the machine tool industry!

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