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4 Piercing Methods Your Abrasive Waterjet Should Offer

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. Ideally, the waterjet’s controller software will offer all of the following...

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...

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts

When someone looks at adding an abrasive waterjet to their shop, there are many points to consider, such as the size of the machine and the operating requirements. Ultimately, though, it comes down to one thing: money. Whether saving it or making it or a combination of both, money is the dominant concern. With so many variables surrounding abrasive waterjet systems, it is easier for...

The Rest of the Story: Software's Effect on Cutting Speed

When it comes to evaluating abrasive waterjet performance, cutting speed is typically one of the most important attributes. There's been a lot of discussion in the industry around cutting speed and pump power. But that's not the whole story if you're cutting anything other than a straight line. If you're cutting parts with any kind of complexity, like corners, curves and...

OMAX Corporation Expands Abrasive Waterjet Training

OMAX Corporation, a global leader in advanced abrasive waterjet technology, recently increased the capacity of its state-of-the-art training center in Kent, Washington, to provide OMAX and MAXIEM JetMachining Center owners with enhanced resources for improved productivity and profitability.

As a key element of the company’s headquarters and manufacturing campus, which spans more...

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OMAX to Host Autodesk Cloud-based Fusion 360 Presentation at FABTECH

KENT, Wash., Oct. 26, 2015 - At FABTECH 2015 in Chicago, OMAX® will host software provider Autodesk as it presents new simulation capabilities and further enhancements to its cloud-based Autodesk Fusion 360 in OMAX Corporation booth S2767. Curtis Chan, technical evangelist at Autodesk, will present on Fusion 360 at 11 a.m. on Nov. 9 and at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10, 11 and 12. He will also be on...

OMAX Waterjet Technology Is Key to Healthier Soles

Turning concepts upside down and inside out to make a better, healthier product is what OESH is all about. The Charlottesville, Virginia company has revolutionized shoe manufacturing by designing a responsive sole integrated with the rest of the shoe in a unique way that ensures the foot always encounters a perfectly level surface.

OESH shoes, the brainchild of Dr. D. Casey Kerrigan,...

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