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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.

OMAX Water Recycling System

Ten Reasons to Use a Water Recycling System with Your Abrasive Waterjet

The facility where the machine is installed has no drain.The machine is installed at a location where the drain is not accessible.The facility is in a drought or water-rationing region. The OMAX Water Recycling System can reduce water consumption by up to 95%.The makeup water supply is of poor quality. The Water Recycling System conditions the makeup water to OEM specifications.The incoming water...
Submerged Cutting

Cut Quiet. Cut Clean. Cut Under Water.

There's a common misconception that waterjets are noisy and dirty machines. While it's true that cutting above water can be noisy and throw a lot of abrasive dust into the air, modern abrasive waterjets let you cut under a thin layer of water, reducing the noise level to below that of most machine tools and keeping the abrasive particles in the water, not in the air. A waterjet cutting...

Used Abrasive

What Can You Do With Used Abrasive

With subtractive machining processes, the discussion eventually turns towards what to do with the collected leftover bits. While CNC mills have to worry about material chips and oils, abrasive waterjet users have to deal with spent abrasive. With abrasive feed rates capable of exceeding 2lbs a minute, that spent abrasive can accumulate at a very rapid rate. What to do with that used abrasive...

Top 10 Reasons to Attend A Tradeshow

Top Ten Reasons to Attend a Trade Show

There are many reasons to attend an industry trade show. While there are usually some costs involved for travel and registration (although you can often get a complimentary show pass), the value of what you gain in knowledge, exposure to new products, business contacts, and ideas to enhance your own business typically far outweighs the costs. 

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Comparing Motion Control Systems in Abrasive Waterjets

 

Positioning accuracy is a critical aspect of producing tight tolerance parts when cutting with an abrasive waterjet. The more precisely you can position the jet, the more precisely you can machine the part. A motion control system positions the cutting nozzle along the X- and Y-axes of a waterjet. This system is comprised of motor and drive components, a controller and...

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Controlling Taper

Types of Taper Inherent to Waterjet Machining

In waterjet machining, taper refers to a difference in the kerf width at the top of a cut and the kerf width at the bottom of a cut. A typical waterjet cut has a slight taper, the most common type being V-shaped taper.  This type of taper is generated because the jet stream loses some of its cutting energy as it cuts deeper into the material...

Piercing Method

4 Piercing Methods In Abrasive Waterjet Machining

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.

#1 Stationary Piercing

This is the simplest and earliest piercing method...

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...

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