Tag: A-Jet

Taper Compensation

The abrasive waterjet cutting tool consists of millions of tiny abrasive particles. All those particles are accelerated in the nozzle and perform the cut one impact at time. Depending on the cutting conditions, geometry of the cut, the material and other parameters, the cutting edge can take on different shapes that are commonly referred to as taper. A V-shaped cutting kerf will produce a part...

3D Waterjet Cutting Capabilities Bring More Productivity Options to Machine Shop

Abrasive waterjet systems have become increasingly more prevalent in machine shops and fabrication shops and prototyping labs over the last few decades. The cold cutting process used by waterjets has proven to be a popular alternative or complementary method for cutting metals, composites, stone, glass and many other materials. Because there’s no heat-affected zone with waterjet cutting...

Waterjet Machine Thrusts Ohio Fabricator Into New High-Tech Territory

Keeping up with the times has been the name of the game for Perfection Fabricators Inc., a successful fabrication shop doing business in Elyria, Ohio since 1973. In the forty years their doors have been open, the company has grown to four times its original size. The increase in job orders also meant a growing need to cut materials their current machinery couldn’t accommodate. Some job...

MAXIEM 1515 Demonstrates Waterjet Versatility at EMO 2015

At EMO 2015, OMAX® Corporation and distributor partner, ITEK VENEZIANO GROUP SRL, used the MAXIEM® 1515 JetMachining Center with an A-Jet cutting head to demonstrate versatility and value in abrasive waterjet machining.  

Perfect for use in job shops and metal service centers, the robust 1515 machine can productively cut stock up to 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters from a broad...

Autodesk Pier 9: Waterjet Finds its Groove in Maker Culture

One might describe software developer Autodesk’s Workshop at Pier 9 as a traditional communal workspace. But in reality, it is a highly advanced maker space where artists, engineers, designers, architects and others network and share resources and knowledge that blur the lines between art and manufacturing. It is here that an OMAX® 60120 JetMachining® Center helps foster...

OMAX to Show How Waterjet Technology Improves Productivity at FABTECH

At FABTECH 2015, taking place November 9-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago, OMAX® Corporation will demonstrate its OMAX 80X and MAXIEM® 1515 JetMachining® Centers loaded with efficient direct drive pumps, advanced accessories and the latest Intelli-MAX® Software Suite in booth S2767. Attendees will also have the opportunity to speak with abrasive waterjet experts inside the...

Waterjet Evolves Into Precision Alternative

Abrasive waterjet cutting has historically been seen as a novel tool for rough cutting of materials such as steel, aluminum, titanium, Inconel® , and glass – sort of a glorified bandsaw for 2D shapes. But today™s waterjet technology has advanced into new territory.

With the latest in technology offered by waterjet manufactures and coupled with one firm™s technical...

Waterjet Cutting More Than Flat Blanks

Advanced control technology has made it possible for abrasive waterjet cutting systems to make accurate complex 2-dimensional parts directly from a CAD drawing file input by a machine operator.  Now even more advanced control systems have been developed to permit rapid creation of 3-dimensional parts from 3-D CAD files.  As dimensions are added, the motion control required for...

Two Omax Waterjets Redefine What One Job Machine Shop Can Do

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Life is full of outsourcing. We hire cleaning personnel to vacuum our carpets, babysitters to look after our children and accountants to sort through our taxes.

In the metal fabrication business, sending fabrication and cutting work to other companies can be costly and timeconsuming. The waterjet, however, could be considered the ultimate "insourcing" machine, as...

2-D + 3-D = 5-Axis Waterjet Cutting

While five-axis operations such as bevel cutting and other weld prep operations have been possible on abrasive waterjet machines for some time, the capability to process 3D parts such as tubes and pipes on the same waterjet is relatively new. This is opening up new possibilities for metal fabricators.

Shops that once focused primarily on flat 2D work now have the opportunity to take on...

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