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Maximizing Material Utilization

An advantage of OMAX waterjet cutting is the leftover material skeleton from previous projects can be reused. By using the low pressure locating beam you can cut a new part out of an old scrap piece of material that already had parts cut out of it.


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Plan New Equipment Investments to Maximize Your Tax Deductions

When you're ready to add a new machine to your shop, an abrasive waterjet can expand your cutting capabilities and reduce your need to outsource processes. Along with the flexibility that an abrasive waterjet adds to your workflow, it also offers you a tax break. But phased depreciation means that you can't obtain the full deductible value of your investment immediately – unless you take...

How a waterjet helps to bring characters to life for Nashville designer

James Hudak is a machine shop manager. He works with six other individuals, two of whom are certified welders. The shop has a CNC vertical machining center, some manual mills, and a CNC router. It added a new waterjet cutting machine that has brought a new dynamic to the shop’s capabilities. The shop works on prototypes one day and has to knock out multiples of parts the next day. All in all,...

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Cutting Floor - Ivan Kondeykin Talks About Waterjet Service

Welcome to The Cutting Floor, a new series on OMAXtv where we talk to experts in the waterjet world about all things waterjet. Here is a wrap up of our series with Ivan Kondeykin where we talk about waterjet servicing and maintenance.

The Cutting Floor S1E8: Ivan Kondeykin Talks About Waterjet Servicing

  The Cutting Floor S1E9: Ivan Continues Discussing Waterjet Servicing...

Why Abrasive Waterjet Software Matters

Other cutting technologies use solid-material tools with fixed shapes, but abrasive waterjets use liquid sandpaper to cut solids, and that liquid constantly changes shape in response to part geometry, material thickness and density. The right software is critical to optimize the cut.

OMAX built its IntelliMAX software suite to model the performance of its hardware so it could control...

Let Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet cutting compares favorably with other methods used to cut metal-alloy sheet and plate, offering reliable accuracy, quick setup time and fast cutting of a wide range of materials, without creating a heat-affected zone (HAZ) or altering material properties. Although abrasive waterjet may cut some materials more slowly than other processes, in the right application it can serve...

Tips to Increase Abrasive Waterjet Efficiency

There are many advantages to waterjet technology right out of the box. These tips will help you squeeze the most out of your investment

Savvy fabricators with a handful of shortcuts and hacks are able to enhance their productivity while using the same technology that everyone else is using. Here are some tips to increase your design, programming and control know how for more effective...


KENT, Wash., April 6th, 2021– Waterjet has many uses, from fabrication to education, aerospace to jewelry, television, movies, and everything in between. Join OMAX in their next virtual event, “The Versatile World of Waterjet” as they explore the many roles waterjet plays and where it shows up in unexpected places, many of which even experienced waterjet users may not be aware of.


The Gem That Makes the Cut: Garnet's Role in Abrasive Waterjet

Abrasives have cut and shaped materials for centuries, all the way back to the invention of sandpaper in 13th-century China. Among abrasive products, one mineral – garnet – has risen to dominate the industry, and that same natural material dominates in the abrasive waterjet market. Garnet's physical properties, global availability and low cost make it ideal for waterjet operations as well as...

Predict & Prevent

“Plan your work for today and every day. Then work your plan.” This advice from the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher distills the importance of having guidelines to clarify the competing priorities that tug at each one of us every day. Without a strategy, routine tasks like preventive maintenance (PM) can be neglected. However, it’s a lot easier in the long run to take steps to...


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