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  1. Artistry Behind the Scenes

    Showman Fabricators

  2. Brydge to Success

    BrydgeWorks When artistic passion, family experience, and happy coincidence combine with excellent timing, business can blossom. No one knows this better than Steve Brydge of BrydgeWorks Waterjet Cutting Services. His company specializes in architectural design and industrial cutting for business, government and manufacturing. With a Model 2652 and dual-head Model 80160, BrydgeWorks machines everything from countertops and inlay floor designs to airplane control panels and government prototypes.

  3. Waterjet to the Rescue

    Alexis Fire Equipment Firefighters are used to handling emergencies, but it just so happens that waterjets are equally capable of managing a crisis.  That's what the folks at Alexis Fire Equipment recently discovered when their 80160 JetMachining® Center played a key role in salvaging an aerial fire truck that was nearly destroyed during a wall cave-in.  Alexis Vice President Mike Shull recounts the incident:

  4. Gaining Confidence in the OMAX Waterjet Cutting Quality

    CAMM Metals Before acquiring OMAX equipment, CAMM Metals outsourced all of their cutting projects to a vendor. Over the past six years, the custom metal fabricator utilized OMAX abrasive waterjet technology to keep their work in-house, to increase flexibility, and to control lead times. Now, 95% of CAMM Metals' projects begin at an OMAX JetMachining Center. When meeting lead times became challenging again, they purchased their third OMAX abrasive waterjet - a Model 60120.

  5. Job Shop Perseveres During Start-up, Now Swimming in Orders

    H2O Precision As any new entrepreneur knows, starting a business can be at once an exciting and terrifying prospect.  However, for those with the pioneering spirit to push through the fear and reach for their dreams, incredible rewards can be realized.  H20 Precision founders Sean O'Shea and Dave Henderson are shining examples of how hard work and persistence can help dreams come true. 

  6. NIST Measures Success With Their OMAX 5555 JetMachining Center

    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  7. Liquid Potential

    ERA Industries, Inc. These excerpts are from "Liquid Potential," an article written by John Loos and originally published in Modern Metals, December 2008 Copyright Trend Publishing Inc.

  8. Hydrocut Waterjet Caters to a Hunger for Abrasive Waterjet Solutions

    Hydrocut Waterjet Who would have thought that an OMAX JetMachining Center could set the mood for a bakery in San Diego, an outdoor kids park in Laguna Beach, or a race track venue in North Carolina? Ted Spuhler, owner of Hydrocut Waterjet, is someone who is not limited by his imagination, particularly when providing services with two OMAX Model 55100s.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 installation on the side of their building. The sign captured the spirit of the season with one universal message: Believe.

  11. Swedish Family Business Expedites Cutting Jobs With OMAX Waterjets

    Sjomarkens Industrisvets AB (Sea Land Industrial Welding AB)

  12. 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 volatile industry, so he decided to shift his home business towards a new direction.

  13. UBC Mentors Generations of Waterjet Savvy Engineering Students

    University of British Columbia Engineering Physics School

  14. Job Shop Combines Waterjet Cutting With EDM

    Jack's Machine Co., Inc. Jack McGrail is so confident of his job shop's abilities and those of his OMAX® abrasive waterjet cutting systems that he will, every once in a while, cut a potential customer's part for free just to prove the point. And in those rare occasions when he does, the scenario typically involves parts that the customer is convinced should be done on the shop's wire EDM equipment.

  15. Verve & Vision Propel Local Fabricator Into the Future

    Advance Waterjet and Design When Scott Angus began working with abrasive waterjets twelve years ago, the technology was so new, few people had heard about it or used it. Having worked with a Wire EDM CNC machine for nearly a decade, Scott instantly recognized the potential of abrasive waterjets. "Waterjets being able to cut virtually all materials seemed like a reasonable market to enter," he says." Also in 1995 there were few competitors." Although the field has since widened on this still evolving technology, that hasn't slowed Angus' momentum.

  16. MarZee's Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Appeals to Revitalized and Aspiring Markets

    MarZee, Inc. According to Ed Wenz of MarZee Inc., business is picking up in fabrication houses across the Southwest. Local architectural projects once stagnated by the sour economy are buzzing again with activity, he said. So his seven OMAX® JetMachining® Centers continue to produce prototypes and production parts in a quick turnaround time to keep up with clients' demands.

  17. One Remarkable Woman and Two Remarkable Machines

    Stream Tek True Grit: How One Remarkable Woman and Two Remarkable Machines Created One Successful Job Shop 

  18. A New Helicopter Model Built With OMAX Innovation

    Robinson Helicopter Frank Robinson has had a long history with helicopters. Fresh out of college, Robinson worked at Cessna on their Skyhook helicopter in the late 1950s, then spent time with Kaman Aircraft and Bell Helicopter before ending up at Hughes Helicopter, where he worked on their highly successful Hughes 500 design. In the early 1970s, though, Robinson saw a market for a small, inexpensive helicopter. When no one at Hughes shared his vision, Robinson decided to do it himself, and in 1973, Robinson Helicopter Company was born.

  19. Most of WHOI's Ocean Vehicles Are One-Of-A-Kind

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's largest, non-profit oceanographic institute that designs and builds underwater vehicles and research tools to help scientists explore the marine environment. They build vehicles to withstand pressure that exists three to four miles beneath the ocean's surface.


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