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5 Ways To Increase Productivity With Your Waterjet

Cut out net blanks on the waterjet before doing final machining on a CNC mill. You can save a lot of machining time by first cutting parts to their rough shape with the waterjet, then doing final machining on a CNC mill. Not only will the actual cutting time be shorter, but you’ll also save time in machine setup and material handling. Setting up a job on a CNC mill can be a complex,...
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Waterjet Cutting of Indiana started with a business plan and an OMAX

Self-starter Armed with only a business plan, a shop owner selects the right machines to take on rising demand BY GRETCHEN SALOIS

Indianapolis, known as the Racing Capital of the World, is the city where competitors burn through parts as quickly as they complete laps. Drivers who complete the course achieve such feats of speed due to carefully engineered and reliably constructed...

Reverse Osmosis

Do I Need To Treat The Water For My Waterjet?

For the great majority of waterjet owners in the U.S. and Canada, the answer is “no”. More than 90% of the water than comes from a city’s water supply in these countries can be used in an abrasive waterjet without any treatment. For those areas that fall into the exception, waterjet owners can save significant time and money by conditioning the water, no matter what brand of...

Waterjet Cutting Glass

Machining Glass with Abrasive Waterjet

Thirty years ago, the abrasive waterjet process was primarily reserved for cutting 2D geometries in relatively thin aluminum, and the quality of the cuts were very rough to say the least. Today, in addition to cutting all thicknesses of aluminum and other metals, accuracy has improved to fractions of a millimeter. Additionally, abrasive waterjets are also used to cold cut everything from 1mm...

Edge Quality

5 Options for Waterjet Cut Edge Quality

Cut edge quality refers to how rough the edge of a cut part appears and how square it is. With waterjet, edge qualities typically range from Quality 1 (Q1) to Quality 5 (Q5) with Q5 being the best, most accurate edge quality. Following are descriptions for edge quality options available when cutting with OMAX abrasive waterjet machines.

Edge Quality 1

Q1 is described as a...

Water and Laser Jet Cutting

Waterjet and Laser Cutting: A Perfect Pair

To stay competitive, shorten lead times, and increase the markets they can serve, many laser job shops are adding abrasive waterjets to their machining equipment inventory. To uncover why the relatively new waterjet cutting method is gaining popularity with these traditional machining shops, let’s first take a look at how each technology works.

Laser

A laser cutter works...

OMAX Receives 2016 Tibbetts Award for Micro Abrasive Waterjet Technology

KENT, Wash., January 20, 2017 - On January 10, OMAX Corporation was one of 37 companies to receive the prestigious Tibbetts Award at the White House. The Tibbetts Award is given to small businesses and individuals by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition for innovative research and development of transferrable technology. OMAX received the award for its...

OMAX MicroMAX Named Finalist for Prestigious R&D 100 Awards

KENT, Wash., January 17, 2017 - The OMAX MicroMAX JetMachining Center has been named a finalist by R&D Magazine in the field of Mechanical/Materials for the magazine's highly regarded 2016 R&D 100 Awards. Such a nomination places OMAX among an elite community of companies and individuals dedicated to the advancement of science and technology.

The MicroMAX has expanded...

OMAX Corporation Brings Waterjet Cutting Versatility and Value to HOUSTEX

KENT, Wash., Jan. 10, 2017 - At HOUSTEX 2017 in booth 2621, OMAX Corporation will demonstrate how its JetMachining Centers, advanced Intelli-MAX Software Suite and world-class training and support bring versatility and value to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including oil and gas. As an effective alternative to conventional machining operations, abrasive waterjet cutting provides a...

UCLan Race Car

Racing Towards The Future At UCLan With The MAXIEM 1515

The roar of engines, the cheering crowd and a handbuilt race car ready to prove itself on the tarmac. Every year members of Formula UCLan put their best work forward to be a part of this experience. Formula UCLan is a group of engineering students at the University of Central Lancashire, or UCLan for short, dedicated to engineering and building motorsport race cars from scratch. The students...

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