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Holly Yashi and the LightSail Project

OMAX abrasive waterjets have the ability to cut virtually anything, and that versatility means never having to turn down a job due to material restrictions. It also means a single waterjet can work across several different industries. For example, the same machine may cut jewelry one day and a part for an experimental space project the next. That is the case with Holly Yashi’s OMAX 2652...

Trupart Builds on a History of Manufacturing Innovation

“In 2001, my grandfather noticed a huge dip in stamping, most of it being outsourced overseas,” said Shane Prukop, president of Trupart Manufacturing Inc. “In an effort to offer other services, we purchased our first abrasive waterjet machining system. It opened a whole new world and laid the groundwork for what we can manufacture now. The OMAX helped fill a gap.”

With its state-of-the...

A Nepalese Gristmill, a Waterjet and Fort Lewis College

Students at the Department of Physics and Engineering at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, are learning how their education can help solve issues around the world. Recently, the program’s seniors worked in unison with the Bhotia Foundation to reinvent a more-effective gristmill for the town of Chyamtang, Nepal.

“The goal of the gristmill project is...

Titan Boats: Cruising through production

The aluminum hull of Titan’s 300 Supermax boat gleams in the salt water spray of the Straits of Georgia. Making 45 knots, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police vessel races to meet up with a suspect container ship heading towards the Port of Vancouver. This scene, and a thousand like it, play out every day with the fast, rigid, and reliable vessels produced by Titan Boats.

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MATERIAM: Full Service Digital Manufacturing

In Azcapotzalco, Mexico, there are few companies with the digital manufacturing capacities of MATERIAM. This job shop has and will take most any types of jobs coming in through the door. The energy sector, aerospace, electronics, medical … any company, any creator, any entrepreneur that may require their service. MATERIAM describes themselves as “a team of passionate people whose goal is to...

High School Robotics meets GlobalMAX

“The engineering program has three classes: Robotics, Design and Precision Machining, and Computer Science,” said Marcus Edwards, Terrell Independent School District’s (ISD) robotics coach and manufacturing teacher. “Our facility has three rooms that are 60x40 feet. There are 40 machines in these spaces that range from 3D printers to our GlobalMAX 1530.”

Two years ago, Edwards was...

Bu.Ge.Go. finds Reliability and Versatility with GlobalMAX

Outside of Parma, Italy, Bu.Ge.Go. is an eleven-employee, family-run business. Started in 1974, the company built equipment for dairies and stables. Over the years, Bu.Ge.Go. has morphed into a leader in surface finishing using micro shot peening and shot blasting on stainless steel, non-ferrous alloys, sand blasting on metals in general, industrial powder and liquid painting and corrosion-...

Contemporary Jewelry by way of ProtoMAX

"The biggest benefit [of the ProtoMAX] has been the addition it brings to the creative process. By removing long waits for cut parts, we are able to bring products to market much more quickly. We can design and cut something in a fraction of the time we used to, allowing us to keep focused on the design we are trying to make,” said Chris Ploof owner of Chris Ploof Designs.

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