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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...

Processing Power

By applying advanced cutting models and using built-in compensations for speed and acceleration, the right waterjet software is able to provide exceptional results in rapid high-precision abrasive waterjet machining.

Unlike many conventional machine tools, waterjet uses a flexible cutting medium. Using abrasive waterjet to cut, versus other methods, has a plethora of advantages (no...

Is Your Water Smelling … Pungent?

When you don’t use your abrasive waterjet for an extended period of time, you may notice that the stagnant water may start to produce an odor. What do you do about it? We’ll discuss this in a minute, but first let us note that OMAX does not recommend putting any chemicals into your tank.

OMAX doesn’t know what you are cutting and therefore doesn’t know how any specific chemical may...

Complementary Machining: Adding a Waterjet to Your Machine Shop - Part 3

Every precision CNC machine shop contains multiple types of equipment. They often utilize mills, lathes, multi-axis machine centers, grinders, EDM machines, and precision hones. The goal of any machine shop is to add value to a product through the manufacturing process. Abrasive waterjet machines have a common place within a machine shop because they add value by eliminating non-value-...

OMAX plans to join forces with Hypertherm, strengthening its waterjet industry leadership position

KENT, Wash. and HANOVER, N.H.—Mar. 20, 2019—OMAX Corporation, a manufacturer of abrasive waterjet systems, plans to join forces with Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, following the signing of a definitive merger agreement that establishes OMAX as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hypertherm. Upon the closing of the transaction, expected on or around...

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-...

Complementary Machining: Adding a Waterjet to Your Machine Shop - Part 2

Every precision CNC machine shop contains multiple types of equipment. They often utilize mills, lathes, multi-axis machine centers, grinders, EDM machines, and precision hones. The goal of any machine shop is to add value to a product through the manufacturing process. Abrasive waterjet machines should have a common place within a machine shop because they add value by eliminating non-...

Save Money with OMAX Direct-Drive Pumps

As far as machine tools go, OMAX abrasive waterjets are environmentally responsible. But not only that, by being environmentally responsible they can save you money. One aspect that makes OMAX waterjets so “green” is the OMAX lines of direct-drive pumps. These pumps don’t use hyrdaulic oil, so there is no need for costly chemical disposal when conducting maintenance. Also, the water and power...

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