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Production Efficiency with Integrated Nozzles

In the world of abrasive waterjet cutting, the nozzle is where all the proverbial magic happens. It's here that the high-pressure water makes its way to a jewel orifice that focuses the water into a thin beam. The water beam then enters the mixing tube where the cutting abrasive is introduced to the stream. The water and abrasive then exit the nozzle, ready to cut. Historically, most...

xdata

Add extra data to your tool path using the XData feature in LAYOUT

The OMAX CAD software, called LAYOUT, includes a feature that lets you input "extra" data for any entity in a drawing or tool path. We call it XData, short for extra data, and it's great for doing things like specifying pause points, adding a note for the machine operator to display on the screen, or customizing the cutting speed for a specific entity. XData can also be used to...

Test Cut Preview

Avoiding buyer’s remorse – Get a test cut!

Choosing the right machine tool to purchase is a big deal. There's technical information to absorb, input from stakeholders to consider, and a budget to stay within. Different companies will have different evaluation criteria based on their specific machining needs. For some companies, fast production times will rank highest in the requirements list. For others, high precision will be at...

2016 Reasons to Attend IMTS

7 reasons to attend IMTS and visit the OMAX booth

The trade show floor has a lot to offer in the way of personal and professional growth. With industry leaders, competitors, new technology, and potential customers all gathered together in one place, you’re bound to walk away with valuable insights, new knowledge, an expanded network of people to assist in business, and practical machining solutions to complex problems.

OMAX Water Recycling System

Ten Reasons to Use a Water Recycling System with Your Abrasive Waterjet

The facility where the machine is installed has no drain.The machine is installed at a location where the drain is not accessible.The facility is in a drought or water-rationing region. The OMAX Water Recycling System can reduce water consumption by up to 95%.The makeup water supply is of poor quality. The Water Recycling System conditions the makeup water to OEM specifications.The incoming water...
Tool Technology

Finding a Competitive Edge

In 1982, Steve Van Dyke started making parts in the basement of his duplex apartment with a focus on delivering exceptional quality parts with excellent customer service. That business focus was a formula for success and what started out as a solo side job steadily grew into a thriving parts manufacturing company specializing in the production of unique, custom fixtures for the automotive and...

Submerged Cutting

Cut Quiet. Cut Clean. Cut Under Water.

There's a common misconception that waterjets are noisy and dirty machines. While it's true that cutting above water can be noisy and throw a lot of abrasive dust into the air, modern abrasive waterjets let you cut under a thin layer of water, reducing the noise level to below that of most machine tools and keeping the abrasive particles in the water, not in the air. A waterjet cutting...

Continental Structure Plastics

Composites Leader Streamlines Testing With OMAX Waterjet Technology

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) is a world leader in the creation of lightweight composite materials. CSP shapes these custom composites into components for vehicles, HVAC, and construction markets. The company develops proprietary composite formulations and manufacturing processes to meet the design and regulatory needs of customers around the globe.

To demonstrate material and...

Used Abrasive

What Can You Do With Used Abrasive

With subtractive machining processes, the discussion eventually turns towards what to do with the collected leftover bits. While CNC mills have to worry about material chips and oils, abrasive waterjet users have to deal with spent abrasive. With abrasive feed rates capable of exceeding 2lbs a minute, that spent abrasive can accumulate at a very rapid rate. What to do with that used abrasive...

LifeFitness

Waterjet Cutting Builds Shop's Speed and Agility

As a leading manufacturer of commercial and consumer cardio and strength equipment, Life Fitness depends on tradeshows for business growth and continued success. These events are where gym and fitness club owners, equipment dealers and other potential customers gather to evaluate and actually purchase products. So needless to say, new product development and production schedules at...

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