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ProtoMAX Inspires Tomorrow’s Aerospace Fabricators

The Pierce County Skill Center (PCSC) in Puyallup, Washington has installed a ProtoMAX into their Aerospace Manufacturing and Fabrication program to facilitate accurate material cutting while showcasing design and advanced fabrication techniques. PCSC is a vocational training center teaching high school juniors and seniors  during the regular school year and 9th thru 12th grades during a...

Waterjet Machining in the Shade with Tropical J's

In Hawai’i, the transition from thunderous downpour to island heat takes only seconds. Whatever the weather, with the help of their MAXIEM® abrasive waterjet, Tropical J’s is designing and crafting custom awnings for the Aloha State.

Tropical J’s started in 1989 by designing hand-crafted, tropical-print, hand-held umbrellas. The company grew quickly to provide an entire array of...

CTS Waterjets, LLC - A Family Business with a Family of Waterjets

“We went with OMAX because of the customer support, and we wanted to buy American-made,” said Ben Goldschmidt the Waterjet Cutting Operator at C.T.S. Waterjet LLC.

Brothers, Steve and Jim Goldschmidt, both learned the tool grinding trade before striking out on their own. The brothers started Cincinnati Tool Sharpening. For seven years, the shop focused on manufacturing for the...

Mitchell Larsen Studio in St Criox US VI

Mitchell Larsen Studio: Glass Art, a Hurricane and a Waterjet

On the beautiful island of St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Mitchell Larsen Studio employs the new OMAX ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet in the process of their glass art creations.

For over fifteen years, Jan Mitchell and Steffen Larsen have maintained their studio storefront out of a pink Danish colonial. As Larsen said, “we bought and renovated a historic building in downtown...

Dunphy's cycle machining

Dunphy’s Cycle Machining Offers Limitless Customization with ProtoMAX

“Ever since I was 14 years old I was a gear head,” says Dan Dunphy of Dunphy’s Cycles Machining, LLC. “I almost have a sickness and can’t drive a stock vehicle because I don’t want to be like everyone else. It’s boring."

“In 2016, I began to stay late at a local machine shop with a co-worker. They have an OMAX 2626® waterjet.” Dunphy used the waterjet to make parts for his own 2016...

Venables Machine Works Trusts Their OMAX 55100 for Quick Turnarounds

Off the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Venables Machine Works Limited takes advantage of abrasive waterjet technology to beat tight turnaround times. “Meeting tight delivery deadlines helps promote Venables as a shop that will manufacture on time and on budget,” states Dan Wingerak, Venables’ Shop Manager and Vice President of Operations.

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Zenith Custom Creations in South Australia

Zenith Custom Creations Embraces Abrasive Waterjet in Manufacturing Custom Transport Engineering

“Improved quality of our end product, improved productivity and time efficiency.”

Craig Vanderstelt started manufacturing trailers in 2001 when a friend asked him to build a transport rig for a sprint car - a high-powered race car designed to compete on short dirt tracks. Vanderstelt took a leave from his job, rented a small shed, designed, and built the trailer. Word got out about...

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Waterjet Expands Possibilities at Valve and Pipe Manufacturer

Nestled in province of Vicenza at the base of the Italian Alps, CEAP Srl has been producing valves and switches for over 40 years. Working with cast iron, stainless steel, and bronze, CEAP manufactures knife gate valves, 30-degree gate valves, rhomboidal passage valves, and 3- & 4-way deviators. Their products have uses in food, chemical, pharmaceutical, construction, petrochemical, and...

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Craftsmanship Empowered by Waterjet

The Willamette Valley has a history of fine craftsmanship. In the mid-1800s, pioneers that settled in the valley constructed hand-made homes and farmstead complexes, some of which still stand today. More recently, the region has become famous around the world for its handcrafted wines and beer. Residents and businesses in the area value high quality craftsmanship, and that’s one...

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