OMAX History

OMAX is committed to producing precision abrasive waterjet systems. We have over 350 man years of high-pressure technology knowledge at OMAX. We continually update our software and hardware, so our JetMachining Centers are never obsolete. These frequent upgrades ensure that-as the technology evolves- your system can evolve along with it, helping you realize the best return on your business investment.

Timeline

  • 1993
    • OMAX first introduced a JetMachining® Center Model 2448 specifically for the general machine shop environment
    • OMAX led the industry by developing the first PC Controller specifically for abrasivejet machining with built-in abrasivejet expert system
  • 1994
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 2652 introduced
  • 1995
    • Patent granted for Machine Tool Apparatus and Linear Motion for the Machine Tool: 5,472,367
  • 1996
    • Patent granted for Motion Control with Precomputation: 5,508,596
    • OMAX developed their technical support "Hot Line" technical support center
    • MAXJET®3 Nozzle introduced
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 2652A introduced
  • 1997-1998
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 55100 introduced
    • P2040 pump begins development
    • OMAX Layout Software for Windows released
  • 1999-2000
  • 2001-2002
  • 2003
  • 2004 - 2005
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 2626 | xp introduced, the "extreme precision" machining center
    • OMAX introduces the 3055V Direct Drive Pumps for the 2626 | xp
    • Patent granted for Automated Fluid-Jet Tilt Compensation for Lag and Taper #6,922,605 B1
    • OMAX installed its 1000th machine
    • OMAX awarded the Frost and Sullivan Product Value Differentiation Award
    • OMAX awarded an NSF SBIR Phase I grant for developing a flash abrasive-waterjet for mitigating piercing damage to delicate materials
  • 2006
    • Collision Sensing Terrain Follower introduced
    • OMAX FABRICATOR JetCutting Center introduced
    • OMAX received two SBIR/STTR Phase I awards from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense for developing low-cost waterjet precision machining of hydrogen production components and advanced ceramic matrix composites
    • OMAX awarded an NSF SBIR Phase II grant for developing a prototype of the flash abrasive-waterjet (FAWJ - Patent Pending) for mitigating piercing damage
  • 2007
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 60120 introduced
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 5555 introduced
  • 2008
    • OMAX 80X Series JetMachining Centers introduced, Models 80X and 80X-1 Intelli-TRAX®
    • OMAX Rotary Axis introduced
    • Generation 3 software upgrade released
    • OMAX recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
    • Intelli-MAX Version 17.0 released
    • OMAX 120X Series models introduced, 120X-3 and 120X-4
    • MAXIEM Dual Nozzle Kit introduced
    • VS-SRS introduced
  • 2012
    • Intelli-MAX Version 18 and Version 19 released
    • OMAX makes the Inc 500/5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for 2nd time
    • OMAX featured on NBC Nightly News
    • MAXIEM 2000 Series introduced
    • Intelli-VISOR System Monitoring introduced
    • OMAX increased its worldwide reach with over 70 nations covered by its distributor network
  • 2013
    • OMAX Corporation makes the Inc. 5000 list
    • PNNA Inspire Award
    • OMAX Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
    • Intelli-MAX Version 20 released
    • The MicroMAX JetMachining Center is introduced
  • 2014
    • The 100hp EnduroMAX pump is introduced
    • MAXIEM Generation2 JetMachining Centers are released
    • Large Format MAXIEM Generation 2 JetMachining Centers are introduced
    • Intelli-CAM Software introduced
    • Intelli-MAX Version 21 released
    • Generation 4 Cutting Model released
  • 2015
    • OMAX Corporation receives Seattle Business Magazine’s Manufacture of the Year Award
    • A second Technology-Training Classroom is added
    • Intelli-MAX Version 23 released
    • OMAX presents at the National Innovation Summit & Showcase
  • 2016
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