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  1. Cutting With Water: Major Purchase Allows For Sideways Growth

    WPC Services, LLC These excerpts are from "Cutting with Water," an article written by Rick Williams and originally published in Sign Business, March 2009. Copyright National Business Media, Inc. Just at the time when the national economy seems to be going in the tank, we are finishing up with an expansion that has been two or three years in the making. Is that timing or what?

  2. BFC Architectural Metals, Inc. Produces Northwest Charm

    BFC Architectural Metals, Inc. For a child, going to the hospital doesn't have to be a scary experience when you can imagine Washington Coast marine life swimming at your feet. The new wing of Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, WA brings the serenity of the outdoors into their hallways with the help of BFC Architectural Metals, Inc. The metal fabrication job shop supplied bronze salmon, turtles, and other sea creature cut-outs made from their OMAX Model 55100.

  3. Adapting for the Future

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  4. South Texan Machine Shop Shows True Grit With Waterjet Competitiveness

    Amaida Machine Shop, LLC Three years after opening his business, Amaida Machine Shop, L.L.C. owner Samuel Torres acquired an OMAX 55100 JetMachining® Center to incorporate waterjet cutting technology in his modern machining facility in Edinburg, Texas. By 2009, many competing machine shops in his vicinity closed their doors for business – but not Amaida. "We kept running projects on the waterjet and the OMAX machine made it possible for us to survive during this very difficult economic period," Mr. Torres said.

  5. Making Dreams Into Reality With Waterjet Productivity

    WaneShear Technologies LLC Last year all the technological pieces fell into place for WaneShear Technologies LLC, enabling the company to successfully fabricate the world's first WaneShear. The unique lumber-cutting system was a longtime dream of Ron McGehee and his son Clark and only recently became a reality as a result of today's advanced servomotors and high-powered computers.

  6. Custom Metal Fabrication for the High-End Architectural and Commercial Markets

    Trend Manufacturing, Inc. Ever wonder what inspires the younger generation of manufacturers these days? A young entrepreneur equipped with a MAXIEM® 1530 JetCutting Center is taking New York City by storm with his custom metal fabrication service and fearless drive to pursue high-end, metropolitan, interior design projects.

  7. Marines Deploy Advanced Waterjet Technology for Rapid Response Repair

    U.S Marine Corps Focused on rapid response since its founding, the U.S. Marine Corps have deployed Marine Expeditionary Units to trouble spots around the world for more than 200 years. The Corps' flexibility depends on its support operations, including such services as in-theater repair and fabrication units that provide immediate machining and welding capability. In line with trends toward increased speed and efficiency, the Marines recently added advanced OMAX® abrasive waterjet technology to its on-site metalworking capabilities.

  8. MAXIEM JetCutting Center Makes the Cut at Fabricating Shop

    Walsh Manufacturing Walsh Manufacturing, a Cleveland, Ohio, fabricating shop was at an impasse. The company wanted to grow, but was hindered by a scheduling logjam with its outside suppliers for cutting work. Company leadership decided to add new technology that would allow them to bring all the cutting work in-house. After considering plasma, laser and abrasive waterjet technologies, Walsh Manufacturing selected a MAXIEM® 2030 JetCutting Center to bolster its cutting capabilities.

  9. Shop's Diversity Rides on Waterjet Cutting

    West Coast Steel Fabricators What does a 260 mph Ford Mustang funny car, a 48” manhole lid, a kitchen countertop and a 56’ semitrailer have in common? They all center around Brian Hough’s shop, West Coast Steel Fabricators, and benefit from versatile, affordable waterjet cutting.

  10. OMAX and JETCAM Nesting

    OMAX Corporation, based in Kent, Washington manufactures high end waterjet machines under both OMAX® has created a change in the way they work; “It’s and MaxiemTM brands. Many of the machines’ components are manufactured using waterjet technology, and while the company’s own CAM software provided a workable solution OMAX were looking for ways to reduce programming and machine setup time while also reducing material waste.

  11. Wagner Machine Co

    Wagner Machine Co, based in Champaign, Illinois provides precision CNC machine shop services spanning a wide variety of cutting technologies. They purchased an OMAX 2652 Waterjet cutter in 2003, which has a maximum cutting table of 26” x 52”. The supplied CAM software was capable of nesting simple components manually, but did not have the ability to rotate components or automatically nest parts.

  12. Custom Cut Machine Inc.

    Custom Cut Machine Inc, based in British Columbia, Canada, replaced their Flow CNC waterjet driven by the vendors own CAM software in June 2007 with an OMAX 80160. They had been considering a CAM system upgrade since 2005, as although the previous software worked fairly well there was room for improvement with nesting efficiency and ease of use.

  13. Van Alphen Metaal and JETCAM

    Van Alphen Metaal, based in Drunen, Holland provides general metal product design and subcontract manufacturing services. Since the company's foundation in 2001 they have moved away from outsourcing manufacturing processes, gradually buying equipment to process them in house. In June 2008 they purchased an OMAX 60120 waterjet along with the manufacturer's entry level CAM system, but quickly found that the business the machine generated required a more automated approach.

  14. The Retail Niche

    Finding the right market niche is a trusted recipe for prosperity for almost any business.  For Irvington, NJ-based Infinite Sign Industries, a designer and provider of architectural signage, the retail market was just that niche.  With stylish clients like Coach, Burberry, and Giorgio Armani, Infinite Sign Industries has found plenty of success and continues to make its mark in the high-end retail signage industry. 

  15. Micro Abrasive-Waterjet Technology

    Waterjet technology has come a long way since its commercialization in the late 1970’s. It has evolved from merely a rough cutting tool to a precision machine tool, competing on equal footing with established tools such as lasers, mechanical milling and routing tools,EDM, ultrasonics, photochemical etching, and various CNC tools. The versatile waterjet technology inherently has advantages unmatched by most machine tools. Below is a short list of these advantages.

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