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Autodesk Pier 9: Waterjet Finds its Groove in Maker Culture

One might describe software developer Autodesk’s Workshop at Pier 9 as a traditional communal workspace. But in reality, it is a highly advanced maker space where artists, engineers, designers, architects and others network and share resources and knowledge that blur the lines between art and manufacturing. It is here that an OMAX® 60120 JetMachining® Center helps foster...

Creedbilt

Forward-Thinking Fabricator Goes Solar

Creedbilt, Inc.

The owners of Creedbilt, Inc. have joined the leaders of some of the brightest, most competitive companies in America by choosing to power their business using solar energy.

Creedbilt, a family-owned custom fabrication shop in Glendale, Arizona, specializes in manufacturing custom truck bodies, hauler beds, flatbeds, and truck accessories. The full service shop runs...

Titan Waterjet Tackles Highly Customized Cutting Projects

Titan Waterjet

A small business located in the rolling hills of southern Indiana and near Indiana University uses its versatile large-scale 6' x 20' OMAX® abrasive waterjet to create unique products for the U.S. Navy and other industries.

Titan Waterjet: a division of Hoffman Design Works, Inc. (a custom design and fabrication company) produces customized low-volume...

Pal Con, Ltd. Energizes With OMAX Waterjet Innovation

Pal Con, Ltd.

Based in Stephenville, Texas, Pal-Con, Ltd. is in the business of making industrial-sized gas turbine regenerators, also known as heat exchangers in the pipeline and plant industry. Customers turn to them when they want efficient gas transmission products to reduce their fuel consumption and emissions. To stay competitive in the manufacturing market, Pal-Con turned to abrasive...

Santa's Little Helper Owns an OMAX Waterjet

LMK Waterjet

Herb Olbrich, owner of LMK Waterjet in Kenilworth, New Jersey, was asked to perform a miracle for 34th Street in late October this year. He had less than a month to produce a high-profile holiday sign for a major retail store in New York City before the start of the official shopping season. With the intention to inspire consumers, this retailer requested a 3-story high sign for...

Waterjet West's Versatile Service Applies Manufacturing Engineering Expertise

Waterjet West, Inc.

With customers looking for faster turnarounds and shorter deadlines, and sales projections looking positive, Waterjet West Inc. upgraded their shop to add a third abrasive waterjet system. A waterjet-only job shop in San Diego's North County, Waterjet West was running their two OMAX 55100 JetMachining Centers at near full capacity, creating customized parts for diverse...

Swedish Family Business Expedites Cutting Jobs With OMAX Waterjets

Sjomarkens Industrisvets AB (Sea Land Industrial Welding AB)

In 1948, a Swedish family started a practical blacksmith business to repair horse drawn carts and agricultural equipment. As the company was handed down from generation to generation, the owners modified shop operations with computer-controlled machines to support new project opportunities in the textile, ship, automotive, water...

Adapting for the Future

Custom Precision Technologies

The staff at Custom Precision Technologies (CPT) in Florida faced a tragic crisis in early November 2008. Their entire facility burned to the ground from a random fire, and they lost all their equipment including their OMAX® 80160 JetMachining® Center. CPT was in immediate recovery mode as they searched for a temporary place to set up shop again and to...

Vermont Shop Owner Achieves Home Business Dream With Two OMAX 55100s

Mainly Metals

What happens if you are primarily a sheet metal shop running out of niche markets to serve? Invest in waterjet cutting technology says Mainly Metals owner, David Durgin. After years of specializing in stainless steel work for the chimney industry, Mr. Durgin saw a drop in consumer interest for chimney maintenance components. He didn’t want to depend on revenue from a...

OMAX Waterjet Used for Efficiently Prototyping DNA Research Equipment

BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre

Starting in 1990, the Human Genome Project drove the international science community to explore innovative DNA sequencing methods for efficiently decoding the complex base structure of the human DNA. Taking advantage of technological advances in computing, robotics, chemistry, and DNA biology, scientists and engineers developed the first generation of...

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