OMAX and JETCAM Nesting
OMAX Corporation, based in Kent, Washington manufactures high end waterjet machines under both OMAX® has created a change in the way they work; “It’s and MaxiemTM brands. Many of the machines’ components are manufactured using waterjet technology, and while the company’s own CAM software provided a workable solution OMAX were looking for ways to reduce programming and machine setup time while also reducing material waste.
Jeff Watkins, Machine Shop Supervisor, said; “As we were cutting more and more complex nests we needed to use a nesting product that could quickly generate a highly optimized nest. Although our original software was fine for single component sheets or simple nests it could be time consuming to create complex or larger nests.”
As the company has already enjoyed a successful partnership with JETCAM and US distributor NestOne Solutions for two years, and many of their customers with high end requirements already using the software, they decided to implement it themselves in-house. A single license of JETCAM Expert with High Performance Nesting was installed and configured to drive two OMAX 2652 waterjets, along with JETCAM Orders Controller (JOC) on the shopfloor.