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OMAX CORPORATION EARNS ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

Waterjet manufacturer demonstrates ability to provide high quality products and service

KENT, Wash., March 10, 2017 – OMAX Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of abrasive waterjet systems, announced today that it has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This latest edition of the ISO 9001 quality management standard covers design, development, production and...

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Adding Abrasive Waterjet Increases CNC Milling Profitability

How Adding Abrasive Waterjet Increases CNC Milling Profitability

An ever growing number of fabricators and machine shops are gaining a competitive advantage by incorporating abrasive waterjets to their machining mix. What used to be known in the 80s as a rather obscure, albeit fascinating, cutting method has gone mainstream. In fact, abrasive waterjet machining is one of the fastest...

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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...

Nested Titanium Aerospace

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,...
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.

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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.

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