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Why Abrasive Waterjet Software Matters

Other cutting technologies use solid-material tools with fixed shapes, but abrasive waterjets use liquid sandpaper to cut solids, and that liquid constantly changes shape in response to part geometry, material thickness and density. The right software is critical to optimize the cut. Read

The Gem That Makes the Cut: Garnet's Role in Abrasive Waterjet

Waterjets require two specific properties from their abrasives: hardness and high specific gravity. Because these machines essentially perform high-speed erosion, the cutting stream accelerates abrasive particles but the grains themselves make the actual cut. Read

Top 3 Spare Parts to Always Have on Hand

To avoid unplanned maintenance that wrecks your shop’s schedule, it’s a good idea to keep the spare parts you’ll need for maintenance on hand. Consider getting started with our list of the top three spare parts you should keep in stock this year: Read

Trim Your Tree With OMAX Holiday Ornaments for 2020

Each year, we invite our employees to amaze us with creative holiday ornaments that showcase their inventive ideas and seasonal spirit – and the cutting capabilities of our abrasive waterjets. But this year is a little different. Out of an abundance of caution, we’re keeping our staff safely apart and showcasing some of our favorite ornaments from holidays past. Read

Cut Cool Parts With the Flexibility of Abrasive Waterjet Technology

Abrasive waterjets easily cut a wide variety of materials and cutting challenges, including thin or thick material, glass, carbon-fiber composites, titanium and special surface textures. But once you get accustomed to the power and versatility of these machines, it's easy to overlook their incredible creative potential. Read

How Machine Tool Suppliers Can Be a Shop’s Best Resource

Shops that add abrasive waterjet systems to their workflows quickly find the technology essential – along with the many ways that OMAX supports their productivity as a machine tool supplier that understands and anticipates customer needs. Read

Section 179 – Buying for the deduction

Section 179 may enable you to defer taxes due, and instead provide investment capital in 2020, when you first buy and begin using this property. Read

Accessory Comparison: A-Jet vs. Tilt-A-Jet

Water behaves quite differently from those other cutting processes, and for many applications, the taper it produces would require additional machining or finishing. To address this, OMAX offers a complete range of accessories that automatically address taper – and we’ve taken that technology even further, to enable full 5 and 6-axis cutting. Read

Preparing for Your New Waterjet – Part 2

To ensure a quick and seamless process and give you or your team more time for onsite training, there are a few items you will need to take care of to expedite the process. In this 2-part series, we'll take a look at process in installing a new OMAX Abrasive Waterjet. Read

Preparing for Your New Waterjet – Part 1

Before installation begins, you need to prep your space and do some housekeeping in order to make the process as quick and easy as possible. In this 2-part series, we'll take a look at process in installing a new OMAX Abrasive Waterjet. Read

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