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Complementary Machining: Adding a Waterjet to Your Machine Shop - Part 1

Every precision CNC machine shop contains multiple types of equipment. They often utilize mills, lathes, multi-axis machine centers, grinders, EDM machines and precision hones. The goal of any machine shop is to add value to a product through the manufacturing process. Abrasive waterjet machines should have a common place within a machine shop because they add value by eliminating non-value-...

The Versatility of OMAX Abrasive Waterjets

A state-of-the-art machine tool cutting aluminum, and glass, and steel, and rubber, and composite, and …

Innovation changes how and what we machine. On top of that, industry trends fluctuate with market prices of imported or locally sourced materials. If the price of steel wavers, how will your company react? When the needs of the customers change, how will your machine shop adapt? Can...

Emergency Prep for your Waterjet

As adverse and damaging weather events seem to be occurring at a higher rate of regularity, let’s review emergency preparation for your waterjet so you may attempt to mitigate the impact on your capital equipment. Whether it is hurricane, floods, or whatever else might come your way, OMAX is committed to aiding you get your business back to normal with personnel available both by phone and in-...

Before You Move Your Waterjet...

As your workshop or factory floor evolves, you may find that the original placement of your OMAX abrasive waterjet isn’t quite what works best for your needs. Or… you may be expanding to a larger facility to accommodate more machinery. Whatever the reason, when you start to think of moving your waterjet, there are a few things OMAX customer support would like you to consider.

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OMAX Abrasive Waterjets: Still in Washington State

In 1993, OMAX Corp. started in Washington State. Twenty-five years later, OMAX is still there. This doesn’t mean the headquarters is located in the Pacific Northwest and the production is spread to whatever country can make the product the cheapest, no. OMAX can proudly say that virtually everything they fabricate, construct, and program is done right at home.  

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Precision Practices: Tabs and Bridges

OMAX waterjet machines are designed for high-precision machining. A combination of meticulous mechanics, rigid construction, and velocity control from the software ensures the highest degree of precision in the parts. Even with all that precision built in, you, as the operator, are able to hone that precision further by implementing a few fundamental practices. Last month we discussed homing...

When it’s Time to Remove Solids

No matter if you cut glass once a week or manufacture steel parts three shifts a day, abrasive and discarded material builds up in the tank. At some point the solids will build up so much that it will affect your waterjet’s efficiency and accuracy. How much cutting you do determines how often you will need to remove solids from your tank. When that time comes, you’ll need to remove those...

Precision Practices: Homing

OMAX waterjet machines are designed for high-precision machining. A combination of meticulous mechanics, rigid construction, and velocity control from the software ensures the highest degree of precision in the cut parts. Even with all that precision built in, you, as the operator, are able to hone that precision further by implementing a few fundamental practices. Thought it may seem...

Preparing for Your Waterjet

If you are waiting for your newly purchased OMAX abrasive waterjet to arrive, or you’re just thinking of adding an OMAX to your shop, you’ll want to make sure your facility is prepared to use your new machine. Below is an overview of general requirements you’ll need to consider before the OMAX installation technician arrives at your location.

Note that your specific machine, given...

Precision Practices: Kerf and Tool Offset Adjustment

OMAX waterjet machines are designed for high-precision machining. A combination of meticulous mechanics, rigid construction, and velocity control from the software ensures the highest degree of precision in the parts. Even with all that precision built in, you, as the operator, are able to hone that precision further by implementing a few fundamental practices. Last month Precision Practices...

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