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Fab Shop Lifts Big Part Production with Waterjet Cutting

As parts and assembly tolerances continue to tighten, fab shops look for new ways to adapt and change their methods to achieve greater accuracy and improved production flow. Additional set-ups and transfers result in inaccuracies, downtime and loose tolerances. Abrasive waterjet machining solutions can help minimize the amount of additional processing to a single operation - as was the case...

New OMAX Dashboard Gives Customers the Ultimate in Service and Support

KENT, Wash., August 16, 2016 - OMAX Corporation launched its new Digital Customer Dashboard on August 3. This customer-centric digital initiative allows the company to further strengthen its service and support as well as streamline the overall parts-purchasing experience for customers.

OMAX meticulously developed its Customer Dashboard, which features the company's new Marketplace e...

OMAX Employee Earns Prestigious Grade of ASME Fellow

Darren L. Stang, principal systems engineer at OMAX Corporation, was recently elevated to the distinctive grade of Fellow from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of his outstanding engineering achievements. 

Thomas G. Loughlin, executive director of ASME, and Dr. Sam Y. Zamrik, past president of ASME, presented Stang with the award at the 50th annual...

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Production Efficiency with Integrated Nozzles

In the world of abrasive waterjet cutting, the nozzle is where all the proverbial magic happens. It's here that the high-pressure water makes its way to a jewel orifice that focuses the water into a thin beam. The water beam then enters the mixing tube where the cutting abrasive is introduced to the stream. The water and abrasive then exit the nozzle, ready to cut. Historically, most...


Add extra data to your tool path using the XData feature in LAYOUT

The OMAX CAD software, called LAYOUT, includes a feature that lets you input "extra" data for any entity in a drawing or tool path. We call it XData, short for extra data, and it's great for doing things like specifying pause points, adding a note for the machine operator to display on the screen, or customizing the cutting speed for a specific entity. XData can also be used to...

Test Cut Preview

Avoiding buyer’s remorse – Get a test cut!

Choosing the right machine tool to purchase is a big deal. There's technical information to absorb, input from stakeholders to consider, and a budget to stay within. Different companies will have different evaluation criteria based on their specific machining needs. For some companies, fast production times will rank highest in the requirements list. For others, high precision will be at...

2016 Reasons to Attend IMTS

7 reasons to attend IMTS and visit the OMAX booth

The trade show floor has a lot to offer in the way of personal and professional growth. With industry leaders, competitors, new technology, and potential customers all gathered together in one place, you’re bound to walk away with valuable insights, new knowledge, an expanded network of people to assist in business, and practical machining solutions to complex problems.

OMAX Water Recycling System

Ten Reasons to Use a Water Recycling System with Your Abrasive Waterjet

The facility where the machine is installed has no drain.The machine is installed at a location where the drain is not accessible.The facility is in a drought or water-rationing region. The OMAX Water Recycling System can reduce water consumption by up to 95%.The makeup water supply is of poor quality. The Water Recycling System conditions the makeup water to OEM specifications.The incoming water...
Tool Technology

Finding a Competitive Edge

In 1982, Steve Van Dyke started making parts in the basement of his duplex apartment with a focus on delivering exceptional quality parts with excellent customer service. That business focus was a formula for success and what started out as a solo side job steadily grew into a thriving parts manufacturing company specializing in the production of unique, custom fixtures for the automotive and...

Submerged Cutting

Three Reasons to Use Rapid Water Level Control

The rapid water level control lets you place your work material on an abrasive waterjet table then with the flip of a lever quickly raise the water level above the material for submerged machining. Doing this has three big advantages:

It keeps the noise down.It minimizes splash.It helps prevent frosting on the surface finish.


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