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.
Training classes held at OMAX headquarters 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.
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|
|Operator Training||Instructor-led||5-day training at OMAX||Free for life*|
|Custom Training||Instructor-led, classroom, shop||Course content and location based on customer need||$800 per day plus actual expenses**|
|A-Jet Operator Training||Instructor-led||5-day training at OMAX||Free for life*|
|Operator Startup eLearning||eLearning Online||Multiple Modules||Free for life*|
|Operator Startup Training||Instructor-led Online Webinar||Up to 8 hours of training
(multiple 2-hour sessions)
|$800 per company. Schedule based on demand and availability|
|Feature/Accessory specific Training||Web Based Training||OMAX Support Site||Free|
|* Free for qualified OMAX customers. OMAX equipment owners that purchased a used machine must have an OMAX Gold Membership to qualify for the free training for life.|
The 5-day 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 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 the tools to assist in communicating with OMAX on ordering parts or working with Customer Service. OMAX Operator Training Course Outline
Training courses are offered each month at the OMAX headquarters facility in Kent, Washington, located in close proximity to Seattle Tacoma airport. Additional training classes may be added based on demand. Each course is facilitated by an OMAX Technical Trainer using OMAX equipment and software. 2014 OMAX Training Calendar.
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.
There are two options available for this abbreviated Operator Startup Training.
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 classes are free, and are available on the OMAX Support Site.
This instructor-led six-eight hour online webinar training program is designed to give your operators basic information to help get them up and running on the OMAX. This course is fee-based at $800 per company. During these 2-hour sessions, operators will receive information about the following:
- 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 checklists
The online training is scheduled based on availability of the participants and the technical trainer..
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 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 machine, 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.
- 2014 OMAX Training Calendar
- OMAX A-Jet Operator Training Course Outline
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 abrasivejet system. 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!