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Fixturing for Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Why use fixturing? Fixturing refers to holding work material in place while the waterjet cuts parts from it. For most jobs, it's critical that the material doesn't move during cutting, as any movement will affect the precision of the part and can mar the surface. Compared to other cutting methods, the sideways forces of abrasive waterjet cutting are low and the downward force is...

Part Drawing

How to Make Good Part Drawings for Abrasive Waterjets

One of the great things about computer-controlled waterjet systems is that you can draw a part on your computer, or even import a scan or photo, and quickly turn that image into reality. This also introduces opportunities for mistakes. A nice two foot part you drew could be cut as a mini two inch part because you have the units of measure incorrect. The better your drawing, the better your...

Pump Rebuild

10 Tips for Abrasive Waterjet Preventive Maintenance

Being proactive with maintenance on your abrasive waterjet will save you time and money by preventing unplanned downtime and extending the working life of your components. Here are 10 of the most important preventive maintenance tips to keep your abrasive waterjet productive.

1. Follow equipment manufacturer recommendations for maintenance

An established and trusted...

Petersen CNC

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...

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...

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...

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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...

xdata

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.

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