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OMAX to Tout Engineering Benefits of Abrasive Waterjet Technology at IMTS

KENT, Wash. — OMAX Corporation will highlight how the company’s abrasive waterjet technology is engineered to provide successful cutting solutions to the manufacturing industry at IMTS 2016. OMAX will have live cutting demonstrations in booth N-6228 to showcase how quickly their JetMachining Centers produce high-precision parts from virtually any material. Visitors can watch 3D and...

The Way to the Future

In years past, job shop owners looking for better machine tools might have focused their scouting efforts on faster cutting speeds or perhaps a slicker nesting package. That was yesterday. Cutting processes (notably oxyfuel and plasma) are reaching their speed limits. Process control software is becoming far more holistic, extending beyond nesting. With those advances, machine tool...

Top 10 Reasons to Attend A Tradeshow

Top Ten Reasons to Attend a Trade Show

There are many reasons to attend an industry trade show. While there are usually some costs involved for travel and registration (although you can often get a complimentary show pass), the value of what you gain in knowledge, exposure to new products, business contacts, and ideas to enhance your own business typically far outweighs the costs. 

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Comparing Motion Control Systems in Abrasive Waterjets

Positioning accuracy is a critical aspect of producing tight tolerance parts when cutting with an abrasive waterjet. The more precisely you can position the jet, the more precisely you can machine the part. A motion control system positions the cutting nozzle along the X- and Y-axes of a waterjet. This system is comprised of motor and drive components, a controller and optionally a position...

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Controlling Taper

Types of Taper Inherent to Waterjet Machining

In waterjet machining, taper refers to a difference in the kerf width at the top of a cut and the kerf width at the bottom of a cut. A typical waterjet cut has a slight taper, the most common type being V-shaped taper.  This type of taper is generated because the jet stream loses some of its cutting energy as it cuts deeper into the material...

Piercing Method

4 Piercing Methods In Abrasive Waterjet Machining

Abrasive waterjets make it easy to quickly cut precise parts from almost any material. How the machine pierces the material affects the overall production time and resource usage. Several piercing methods have been developed to deliver optimized cutting for various material types, thicknesses and part geometries.

#1 Stationary Piercing

This is the simplest and earliest piercing method...

Perfection Fabricators

Waterjet Machine Thrusts Ohio Fabricator Into New High-Tech Territory

Keeping up with the times has been the name of the game for Perfection Fabricators Inc., a successful fabrication shop doing business in Elyria, Ohio since 1973. In the forty years their doors have been open, the company has grown to four times its original size. The increase in job orders also meant a growing need to cut materials their current machinery couldn’t accommodate. Some job...

Water Savings

EnduroMAX Pump Saves You Money

The OMAX EnduroMAX pump is more efficient than older intensifier-type pumps, but what does that really mean in day-to-day operations? At the core, it means that the EnduroMAX pump delivers more nozzle horsepower, or JetPower, versus intensifier designs. At the same time, the higher water requirements of the intensifier design means that you will need more input water to deliver less horsepower...

Mid Atlantic & Southern States Machinery

OMAX Names Distribution Partners for Fabricators in Mid Atlantic, Southern States

OMAX Names Distribution Partners for Fabricators in Mid Atlantic, Southern States

KENT, Wash., January 4, 2016 - OMAX Corporation, the leading total solutions provider of the world's most advanced abrasive waterjet technology, has signed exclusive distribution agreements with Mid Atlantic Machinery and Southern States Machinery to market, sell and support premium OMAX JetMachining...

Direct Drive Efficiency: Doing More with Less

The muscle behind waterjet technology is a high-pressure pump that converts electric motor horsepower to nozzle hydraulic horsepower. The more nozzle horsepower, the faster you'll cut. However, with two different pump types used in waterjet cutting systems - hydraulic intensifier pumps and crankshaft-driven direct drive pumps - how do you know which type is actually more effective? Here...

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