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Most of WHOI's Ocean Vehicles Are One-Of-A-Kind

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's largest, non-profit oceanographic institute that designs and builds underwater vehicles and research tools to help scientists explore the marine environment. They build vehicles to withstand pressure that exists three to four miles beneath the ocean's surface.

Most of WHOI's ocean vehicles are one-of-a-kind, so every job sent to their OMAX JetMachining® Center Model 2652 is unique. The PC-controlled Intelli-MAX® Software is the perfect tool for making design changes quickly and easily. This helps the team operate at the most efficient level possible. There is no need to switch out tools or bits, so they can quickly respond to change and often produce finished vehicles cheaper than other sources. With low maintenance and downtime, the abrasive waterjet capability helps the team meet production goals.

Another big advantage is reducing waste. The WHOI team changed from bar stock to more cost-effective plate material. Old parts can be saved and reused as stock, because - as with all OMAX models— it doesn't matter if the stock material is an odd shape since it can be fixtured on the cutting table and reused.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Location: Woods Hole, MA
Specializes in: Research & higher education of ocean science
Founded: 1930
Website: www.whoi.edu

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