Typical Users / Industries Served

An increasing number of Original Equipment Manufacturers are using OMAX® JetMachining® systems to produce components for their own manufactured products. Many of these manufacturers feel that the speed and flexibility of the OMAX system provides them with a competitive advantage in their industries. The following list provides a general summary of representative uses of the OMAX system by OEMs.

OMAX abrasive waterjets not only have the power to revolutionize your machining process, they also grant you the flexibility to service a variety of industries. From medical to energy to defense and everything in between, OMAX helps you define what’s possible in manufacturing.

Industries Served

Aerospace

Aerospace manufacturing is a high technology industry that produces aircraft, guided missiles, space vehicles, aircraft engines, propulsion units, and related parts. Most of their part production is geared towards government work. Some examples of aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) using OMAX waterjet technology include: custom control panels, structural components for special purpose aircraft, turbine blades, jet engines, aluminum skins, struts, brake components, nacelle components, and many other parts.

  • Custom control panels and structural components for special purpose aircraft such as crop-dusters and float planes
  • Rough trimming of turbine blades on jet engines
  • Aluminum skin, struts, seats, shim stock, brake components, titanium & exotic metals used in manufacturing landing gear

Architecture

Job shops supporting architectural firms transform creative designs into functional artwork or installations. Many job shops in this industry use their OMAX to cut architectural trim, custom vinyl, stone, marble, signage, and other various materials. Waterjet cut materials end up in restaurants, retail space, commercial buildings, or even television production sets.

Education

Many universities and technical colleges outfit their labs or R&D facilities with an OMAX system to offer their students the experience of waterjet technology. The OMAX JetMachining Center enables students to learn practical applications without a prerequisite in G-code programming. This advantage allows academics to devote more time in teaching their students core design and engineering skills for career enhancement. With an OMAX as a shop tool, students develop innovative solutions with waterjet capabilities in mind.

Energy

This sector includes all of the industries involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining and distribution. Companies that provide energy products, including crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum, wind turbine blades, and heat exchangers are common end users of an OMAX JetMachining Center. High-volume fabrication shops benefit from utilizing abrasive waterjet technology since they can produce quality parts without heat-affected zones, usually an industry requirement.

Food Processing

Food processing equipment and material handling manufacturers construct mechanical methods and techniques to transform raw ingredients into food or medicine for human consumption according to industry standards. OMAX is used in areas of manufacturing components (primarily from stainless steel and plastic) for food processing lines, guards, enclosures, food handling and packaging equipment, and custom pharmaceutical processing equipment.

  • Components (primarily from stainless steel and plastic) for food processing lines. Guards, enclosures, food handling,liquid filling and packaging equipment

Government

OMAX Corporation provides the government with the best technology solutions in precision abrasive waterjet systems. Job shops, OEMs, fabricators, defense contractors, educational institutions, and Fortune 500 companies have chosen OMAX to meet their abrasive waterjet machining needs. Many military sections, federal government offices, and other US departments own OMAX machines to produce customized components or tools for maintaining legacy equipment.

Medical

Many areas of the medical industry operate an OMAX to develop items such as medical devices for patients, diagnosis, therapy, surgery, and prosthetics. Examples of OMAX application in this industry include: blanking out surgical instruments from special steel alloys; cutting artificial limb components from carbon fiber composites; manufacturing carbon braces and orthopedic appliances, and other products.

Transportation

This field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations. Modes of transportation can include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline, and space. Some of our OMAX customers produce automotive components for race cars, motorcycles, custom-made ambulances, and commercial trucks. We also have job shops and fabricators who produce various customized components with their OMAX for helicopters, airplanes, and autonomous underwater vehicles. After adding OMAX technology to their shop, these businesses were able to eliminate the costly outsourcing of cutting projects.

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