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Waterjet to the Rescue

Alexis Fire Equipment

Firefighters are used to handling emergencies, but it just so happens that waterjets are equally capable of managing a crisis.  That's what the folks at Alexis Fire Equipment recently discovered when their 80160 JetMachining® Center played a key role in salvaging an aerial fire truck that was nearly destroyed during a wall cave-in.  Alexis Vice...

Advanced Waterjet & Design

Verve & Vision Propel Local Fabricator Into the Future

Advance Waterjet and Design

When Scott Angus began working with abrasive waterjets twelve years ago, the technology was so new, few people had heard about it or used it. Having worked with a Wire EDM CNC machine for nearly a decade, Scott instantly recognized the potential of abrasive waterjets. "Waterjets being able to cut virtually all materials seemed like a reasonable market to enter...

Domestic Waterjet Owner Counterpunches Offshore Manufacturing

Trupart Manufacturing, Inc.

15 years ago, a family-owned metal fabrication business in Southern California faced the harsh reality of losing long-term punch press jobs to overseas manufacturers. At the time, they couldn't compete with the cheaper manufacturing rates which drove so many lucrative U.S. projects to China, India, or Southeast Asia. Next generation family owner Shane Prukop re...

Gaining Confidence in the OMAX Waterjet Cutting Quality

CAMM Metals

Before acquiring OMAX equipment, CAMM Metals outsourced all of their cutting projects to a vendor. Over the past six years, the custom metal fabricator utilized OMAX abrasive waterjet technology to keep their work in-house, to increase flexibility, and to control lead times. Now, 95% of CAMM Metals' projects begin at an OMAX JetMachining Center. When meeting lead times became...

MarZee's Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Appeals to Revitalized and Aspiring Markets

MarZee, Inc.

According to Ed Wenz of MarZee Inc., business is picking up in fabrication houses across the Southwest. Local architectural projects once stagnated by the sour economy are buzzing again with activity, he said. So his seven OMAX® JetMachining® Centers continue to produce prototypes and production parts in a quick turnaround time to keep up with clients' demands.

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Bringing Parts to Market Faster With an OMAX

Asterisk, Inc.

Since 1987, Asterisk Incorporated has been providing quality machining services for a variety of industries. Located less than an hour south of Hartford, Connecticut in Old Saybrook, Asterisk employs many traditional machining tools, including a press brake, vertical milling machine, saws, and a lathe. Because Asterisk provides both engineering and manufacturing services, they...

Job Shop Perseveres During Start-up, Now Swimming in Orders

H2O Precision

As any new entrepreneur knows, starting a business can be at once an exciting and terrifying prospect.  However, for those with the pioneering spirit to push through the fear and reach for their dreams, incredible rewards can be realized.  H20 Precision founders Sean O'Shea and Dave Henderson are shining examples of how hard work and persistence can help dreams...

One Remarkable Woman and Two Remarkable Machines

Stream Tek

True Grit: How One Remarkable Woman and Two Remarkable Machines Created One Successful Job Shop 

With the odds stacked against her as new business startup in a male-dominated field, Donna Lenzer, founder and owner of Stream Tek, quickly learned what it takes to succeed.  No stranger to the job shop, Lenzer spent six years learning the ropes in the very industry...

Custom Metal Fabrication for the High-End Architectural and Commercial Markets

Trend Manufacturing, Inc.

Ever wonder what inspires the younger generation of manufacturers these days? A young entrepreneur equipped with a MAXIEM® 1530 JetCutting Center is taking New York City by storm with his custom metal fabrication service and fearless drive to pursue high-end, metropolitan, interior design projects.

Yotam Kehati, the founder of Trend Manufacturing, Inc.,...

Talented Local Students Collaborate With OMAX Corporation

Skunkworks Robotics

For six weeks this year, Aviation High School students met with OMAX engineers every Friday to cut aluminum components for a project they needed in a regional robotics competition, the 2010 Microsoft Seattle Regional. To science and technology enthusiasts, it's considered a robotics Final Four event spotlighting the next generation of talented engineers. The school...

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