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Precision Practices: Homing

OMAX waterjet machines are designed for high-precision machining. A combination of meticulous mechanics, rigid construction, and velocity control from the software ensures the highest degree of precision in the cut parts. Even with all that precision built in, you, as the operator, are able to hone that precision further by implementing a few fundamental practices. Thought it may seem...

Preparing for Your Waterjet

If you are waiting for your newly purchased OMAX abrasive waterjet to arrive, or you’re just thinking of adding an OMAX to your shop, you’ll want to make sure your facility is prepared to use your new machine. Below is an overview of general requirements you’ll need to consider before the OMAX installation technician arrives at your location.

Note that your specific machine, given...

Mitchell Larsen Studio in St Criox US VI

Mitchell Larsen Studio: Glass Art, a Hurricane and a Waterjet

On the beautiful island of St Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Mitchell Larsen Studio employs the new OMAX ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet in the process of their glass art creations.

For over fifteen years, Jan Mitchell and Steffen Larsen have maintained their studio storefront out of a pink Danish colonial. As Larsen said, “we bought and renovated a historic building in downtown...

ProtoMAX is Now Available for Broad Global Release

KENT, Wash., August 30rd, 2018 – OMAX® Corporation announces the ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet has achieved CE certification. The ProtoMAX brings all the versatility benefits of large abrasive waterjet cutters in a sleek and economic package that’s perfect for small job shops, engineering classrooms, makerspaces, and personal use. With a compact footprint and comprehensive versatility, the...

OMAX To Demonstrate Cutting-edge Abrasive Waterjets at FABTECH 2018

KENT, Wash., August 22nd, 2018 – At Fabtech 2018, OMAX® Corporation will demonstrate cutting-edge abrasive waterjet technology. Visitors to the OMAX booth (B6951) will get a first-hand look at OMAX’s 80X with a Tilt-A-Jet®, Rotary, and 100hp EnduroMAX® pump; a GlobalMAX® 1530 with the new 10hp pump and 100lb garnet feed hopper; as well as the new compact ProtoMAX®. With a wide range machines...

Buying a Waterjet: A Personal Journey

"Just when we were about to make a decision, we received an email from OMAX waterjets describing their new line of waterjets known as the MAXIEM. I was expecting to read the typical descriptions about the quality of the ballscrews, the precision and accuracy of the cuts, and of course the reliable and consistently high psi achieved by the hydraulic drive pump, but to my surprise, the MAXIEM...

Precision Practices: Kerf and Tool Offset Adjustment

OMAX waterjet machines are designed for high-precision machining. A combination of meticulous mechanics, rigid construction, and velocity control from the software ensures the highest degree of precision in the parts. Even with all that precision built in, you, as the operator, are able to hone that precision further by implementing a few fundamental practices. Last month Precision Practices...

Waterjet Keeps Hercs Flying

Recently, the 934th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology shop installed a new waterjet cutting machine, also known as an OMAX Computer Numerical Control Waterjet Machining Center. The machine helps Airmen increase maintenance capabilities by accelerating their ability to fabricate tools and custom parts to help get the mission done.

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Dunphy's cycle machining

Dunphy’s Cycle Machining Offers Limitless Customization with ProtoMAX

“Ever since I was 14 years old I was a gear head,” says Dan Dunphy of Dunphy’s Cycles Machining, LLC. “I almost have a sickness and can’t drive a stock vehicle because I don’t want to be like everyone else. It’s boring."

“In 2016, I began to stay late at a local machine shop with a co-worker. They have an OMAX 2626® waterjet.” Dunphy used the waterjet to make parts for his own 2016...

10 HP GlobalMAX Pump

OMAX Adds 10HP Direct Drive Pump as an Option for GlobalMAX Product Line

KENT, Wash., August 15th, 2018 – OMAX® Corporation expands its GlobalMAX® pump options with a 10HP pump for the GlobalMAX JetMachining® Centers. Designed for educators, job shops, fabricators, and manufacturers who need an economical, industrial abrasive waterjet, this new pump delivers 30,000 psi pressure to the cutting nozzle. The GlobalMAX product line with the 10HP pump offers all the...

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