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

As a powerful and fast way to handle virtually any material, abrasive waterjets are superior to laser, plasma and wire EDM for the overwhelming majority of applications. However, 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...

Element Materials Relies on MAXIEM Abrasive Waterjet for Perfect Sampling

It takes a competitive edge to stay in business for 190 years. With more than 100 locations around the world, Element Materials is a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of materials and products. Its customers compete in sectors in which failure in service is not an option.

Originally formed from the in-house materials testing and...

Up and running

Downtime is costly. In the auto industry, it’s estimated that losses of up to $50,000 per minute can be attributed to machines breaking down. One study suggests that 80 percent of industrial facilities can’t accurately predict their downtime, but the estimate is that between 5 and 20 percent of productivity is lost due to downtime.

Steve Ulmer, vice president of sales at Omax Corp.,...

Top 3 Spare Parts to Always Have on Hand

Make This Your “Zero Downtime” Year

A new year means a clean slate, a fresh start – and for your shop, it’s a new opportunity to improve your operations, boost your productivity and maximize throughput. Of course, you can't achieve any of these goals if your waterjet is down. To make 2021 your shop’s best year ever, it’s vital to prepare for the issues you know you’ll face so you can focus on...

Idrocut supplies precision waterjet cutting to central Europe

Out of Vincenza, Italy, Idrocut is a waterjet job shop cutting everything from leather to hardened steel. In 2017, the company purchased their first OMAX waterjet, an OMAX 80X-1. Two years later, to keep up with rising demand for waterjet cutting in central Europe, Idrocut added a MAXIEM 2060 to their floor. The company cites OMAX’s precision as the main factor for choosing it over other...

Cutting Floor - Barton Talks Abrasive

Welcome to The Cutting Floor, hosted by Kristy Gerwig, a new series where we talk to experts in the waterjet world about all things waterjet. To start off the series we sat down with Joe Morris from Barton International and talked about garnet abrasive.

If you missed the series with Joe on OMAX TV, you can see it here.

The Cutting Floor S1E1: Barton Talks Abrasives

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Optimizing your waterjet production

The best abrasive waterjet machines on the market are designed for rigorous machining. A combination of meticulous mechanics, rigid construction, and velocity control from the software ensures the highest degree of repeatable precision in the machined parts. However, even with all that built in, you can hone the machining process further by using your waterjet to the best of its abilities....

Compact Waterjets: The Perfect Teaching Tool

At trade schools, universities and high schools, abrasive waterjet cutting machines provide an excellent teaching tool. They are simple, versatile, easy to use—and easy on the budget. Full-size industrial abrasive waterjets cost less than conventional chipmaking machines. Their drawback is their large size; many schools struggle to make room for waterjets. Now, compact machines offer their...

Component manufacturing - Sleek and Economical

This article originally appeared in the German Magazine Fertigung

 

Werkzeug-Komponenten-Fertigung GmbH Sachsen (WKFS) primarily uses CNC machine tools to manufacture components for tools, fixtures and machine construction. For several years now, a powerful OMAX JetMachining 60120 waterjet system from OMAX distributor INNOMAX AG has been adding to the company’s machining...

Trim Your Tree With OMAX Holiday Ornaments for 2020

Everyone's holidays are full of special traditions, and at OMAX, we're no exception. 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...

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