OMAX® JetMachining® Center Training Program
Abrasive Waterjet training can lead to a higher return on your investment in the OMAX JetMachining Center. OMAX believes in and is committed to providing its owners and operators training opportunities through a variety of courses and tools to assure successful operations and lower operating costs.
There are a variety of optional technical waterjet training programs that provide instruction on how to operate, maintain, and optimize your OMAX JetMachining Center, summarized in the table below.
|Training Options||Delivery Method||Details||Cost|
|5-day Customer Training||Instructor-led||5-day training at OMAX||Free for life*|
|Custom or Advanced Training||Instructor-led, classroom, shop||Course content and location based on customer need||$800 per day plus actual expenses**|
|A-Jet Customer Training||Instructor-led||5-day training at OMAX||Free for life* Schedule based on demand and availability|
|Operator Start-up Training||Instructor-led Online Webinar||Three, 2-hour sessions||$800 per company. Schedule based on demand and availability|
|3D Path Editor Basics||Video Based Training||www.omax.com/training||Free|
The 5-day 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 maintain your equipment following best practices that have been tried and true in the lab and in the field. OMAX provides you the information, practice, and resources to assist you in effectively operating and maintaining your equipment, and with tools to assist in communicating with OMAX on ordering parts or working with Customer Service.
Training courses are offered each month at the OMAX headquarters facility in Kent, Washington, located in close proximity to Seattle Tacoma airport. State of the art equipment and lab facilities are used for the training. Additional customer training classes may be offered based on customer demand. Each course is facilitated by an OMAX Technical Trainer using OMAX equipment and software. 2011 OMAX Training Calendar.
Customer 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. There is a $50 cancellation fee if canceled within 72 hours of the class start date. OMAX provides a complimentary lunch each day of the training. Participants are responsible for other travel-related expenses including travel, lodging, and meals. Classes start at 8:00 a.m. and run until 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time unless otherwise specified.
- A brief overview of the OMAX 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 equipment
- How to get started with using the software
- Where to find and how to use the help files
- Best practices in tool pathing
- A review of the equipment start-up and shut-down procedures
The online training is scheduled based on availability of the participants and the technical trainer.
This training course is available at OMAX (free) or can be scheduled at your location (fee-based). Participants will learn how to use the OMAX Layout software to draw basic parts that contain bevels or countersinks; understand pathing best practices for parts containing tilt; use the OMAX 3D Path Editor utility to add tilt to the 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. Participants will also learn how to maintain the 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 offers on-site and online training sessions customized to meet the needs of both new clients and those who would like a refresher course.