• ProtoMAX Front
  • ProtoMAX Left
  • ProtoMAX Right

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May 7 - May 9

The ProtoMAX® can cut through nearly any material including: aluminum, titanium, stone, carbon fiber, and G10 composite. The compact machine footprint combined with its comprehensive versatility makes the ProtoMAX an ideal abrasive waterjet for prototyping, educational applications, or as a complement to a larger machine shop. The pump and cutting table are on casters for easy relocation. Work material is submerged under water for quiet cutting that won’t disrupt your work space.

  • ProtoMAX Front View

    56.5" Height 1,435 mm Height
    ProtoMAX Front
    41.5" Length 1,054 mm Length
  • ProtoMAX Side View

    56.5" Height 1,435 mm Height
    ProtoMAX Side
    39.5" Width 1,004 mm Width

Machine Dimensions

Footprint * – (L x W) 41.5" x 39.5" 1,054 mm x 1,004 mm
Height ** 56.5" 1,435 mm
Weight (tank empty) 600 lb 272 kg

Work Envelope

X-Y Cutting Envelope *** 12" x 12" 304 mm x 304 mm
Z-Axis Travel *** 1" 25 mm
Table Size – (L x W) 14.5" x 15.25" 368 mm x 393 mm

Standard Model Specifications

Speed 100 in/min 2,540 mm/min
Linear Positional Accuracy ±0.0050" ±0.1270 mm
Repeatability ±0.0030" ±0.0762 mm
Max. Supported Material Load 50 lb/ft2 244 kg/m2
  • With the clamshell cover and submerged cutting, ProtoMAX is safe and quiet (approx. 76 db).
  • The same IntelliMAX® software that runs our larger machine also runs the ProtoMAX making it a great learning tool.
  • IntelliMAX Proto® comes with unlimited software seats.
  • Cuts virtually any material under 1 in. thick with a 12 in. by 12 in. cutting area.
  • Though compact, the ProtoMAX delivers 30,000 psi cutting power with a 5 hp pump.
  • Like all OMAX abrasive waterjets, the ProtoMAX cuts with no heat-affected zone and no change to the material properties.
  • The waterjet plugs into a 240V AC single phase outlet and does not require hardwiring.

What Owners Say

  • Thanks for being a really good company to work with!

    Frank Connolly of Kuest Corp
  • Excellent service. Answered all our questions and gave us some additional tips.

    Miles Pepper of Washington State University
  • The capabilities of the ProtoMAX are amazing and the Intelli-MAX software is intuitive and easy to use. I like the ProtoMAX because it exposes our students to a powerful machine tool and CAM software which will prepare them for careers in engineering and manufacturing.

    Kelly Stevenson of Wyandotte High School
  • Crafting these works of art requires a significant R&D effort that includes evaluating design concepts, testing specialized materials, and prototyping. Early in our development process, we find that ProtoMAX gives us a rapid means to evaluate form, fit, and function to optimize design concepts and path to production.

    Bob Kramer of Kramer Knives
  • We like the fact that the ProtoMAX is not a startup but part of OMAX Corp. and can draw from the company’s vast experience with big water jets.

    Steffan Larsen of Mitchell Larsen Studio

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"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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Learn-By-Doing: Cal Poly Integrates the ProtoMAX into IME Program

California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department is ensuring its students are prepared for the future of fabrication by integrating abrasive waterjet into their curriculum. In 2018, the IME department added a ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet to their Materials Removal lab, showcasing non-traditional cutting...Read More »

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...Read More »

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