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Waterjet Machining in the Shade with Tropical J's
Waterjet Machining in the Shade with Tropical J's

In Hawai’i, the transition from thunderous downpour to island heat takes only seconds. Whatever the weather, with the help of their MAXIEM® abrasive waterjet, Tropical J’s is designing and crafting custom awnings for the Aloha State. Read

Mitchell Larsen Studio: Glass Art, a Hurricane and a Waterjet
Mitchell Larsen Studio: Glass Art, a Hurricane and a Waterjet

To help create the colorful works, Mitchell Larsen Studios had been using a waterjet for some time. The primary benefits of an abrasive waterjet for glass cutting is that the waterjet cuts accurately and quickly without exposing the glass to heat transfer that would distort the end product. Read

Dunphy’s Cycle Machining Offers Limitless Customization with ProtoMAX
Dunphy’s Cycles Machining Customizes with ProtoMAX

“I wanted to make custom motorcycle parts but knew it would be too time consuming programming them for a CNC mill and lathe. The waterjet is so much faster and easy to program which is why it worked best for us.” In 2018, Dunphy purchased a ProtoMAX® abrasive waterjet and started his own business, Dunphy’s Cycles Machining. He affirms starting a business with his waterjet was “the best decision in my life I have ever made.” Read

Zenith Custom Creations Embraces Abrasive Waterjet in Manufacturing Custom Transport Engineering
Zenith Custom Creations Embraces Abrasive Waterjet in Manufacturing Cu

Seventeen years later, Zenith is a bustling six-person, 800-square-meter, operation in Mount Barker, South Australia, using a MAXIEM® 1530 abrasive waterjet to become the apex of custom transport engineering fabrication in the region. Zenith produces custom semi-trailers, tilt trays, and gooseneck trailers, along with a whole host of wide-ranging transportation solutions. Read

Orthopedic Device Manufacturer Upgrades to OMAX Abrasive Waterjet with Great Success
Orthopedic Device Manufacturer Upgrades to OMAX Abrasive Waterjet with

HEXAGON purchased the OMAX 5555 with the idea that it could handle the waterjet cutting jobs during the times the other waterjet was down. The OMAX waterjet met and exceeded that expectation. Read

Abrasive Waterjet Automation Cuts Production Time and Scrappage Rates for Manufacturer of Stainless Steel Equipment
Abrasive Waterjet Automation Cuts Production Time

After an intense consideration of the options available, in December 2016, Diamond Stainless installed a MAXIEM 1530 abrasive waterjet by OMAX and has been delighted with the results ever since. "Our waterjet has absolutely transformed the business," explains Managing Director Andrew Kent. Read

Waterjet Cutting Builds Shop's Speed and Agility
Waterjet Cutting Builds Shop's Speed and Agility

The Ramsey facility's prototype shop installed an OMAX 60120 JetMachining Center from OMAX Corporation. And, unlike the shop's previous plasma cutting systems limited to only metal, the OMAX 60120 cost-effectively processes all the different materials that Life Fitness works with while also providing quick and easy programming, simple setups and short job changeover time, as well as blazing fast part cutting. Read

Forward-Thinking Fabricator Goes Solar
Forward-Thinking Fabricator Goes Solar

Abrasive waterjet cutting is an environmentally friendly industrial cutting technology. Unlike thermal processes such as plasma or laser, waterjet generates no noxious fumes during the cutting process. Waterjet cutting requires no cooling or lubricating oils, so there are no chemically contaminated chips to dispose of. The cutting "tools," water and garnet abrasive, are environmentally benign and available worldwide with minimal preprocessing. Read

A New Helicopter Model Built With OMAX Innovation
A New Helicopter Model Built With OMAX Innovation

For decades, Robinson Helicopter produced their R22 and R44 helicopters through traditional machining processes. In 2004, as production began to skyrocket, Robinson purchased their first abrasive waterjet, an OMAX 55100 JetMachining® Center that was brought in to cut sheet metal. "Our abrasive waterjets have really helped us expand production yet minimize out-sourcing" says Paul Johnson. Read

Marines Deploy Advanced Waterjet Technology for Rapid Response Repair
Marines Deploy Advanced Waterjet Technology for Rapid Response Repair

Focused on rapid response since its founding, the U.S. Marine Corps have deployed Marine Expeditionary Units to trouble spots around the world for more than 200 years. The Corps' flexibility depends on its support operations, including such services as in-theater repair and fabrication units that provide immediate machining and welding capability. In line with trends toward increased speed and efficiency, the Marines recently added advanced OMAX® abrasive waterjet technology to its on-site metalworking capabilities. Read

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