Tag: Abrasive Waterjets

Build your website to sell your waterjet services

Creating or updating a website to promote your shop’s waterjet services is a great and inexpensive way to advertise. With a little know-how and some experimentation, you can put together a great looking website that demonstrates your skills with your waterjet.

Basic Hosting and Building

Several website building and hosting sites offer easy-to-use, step-by...

Buying a Waterjet with Free Money

Whether you are starting your business or expanding your shop floor, purchasing new equipment always involves the question of cost. But … what if you could get free money to pay for your equipment?

We often think of grants as being used for schools and students, as well as in scientific research. (If you are associated with a school, please contact OMAX for education packages.) However...

Flashback with 1990s OMAX Instructional Video

OMAX abrasive waterjet has always been a pioneer in precisions material cutting. Check out this promotional video from the mid-90s showcasing the classic OMAX Model 2448 Precision Jet System.

Comparing Motion Control Systems in Abrasive Waterjets

 

Positioning accuracy is a critical aspect of producing tight tolerance parts when cutting with an abrasive waterjet. The more precisely you can position the jet, the more precisely you can machine the part. A motion control system positions the cutting nozzle along the X- and Y-axes of a waterjet. This system is comprised of motor and drive components, a controller and...

Controlling Taper

Types of Taper Inherent to Waterjet Machining

In waterjet machining, taper refers to a difference in the kerf width at the top of a cut and the kerf width at the bottom of a cut. A typical waterjet cut has a slight taper, the most common type being V-shaped taper.  This type of taper is generated because the jet stream loses some of its cutting energy as it cuts deeper into the material...

4 Piercing Methods In Abrasive Waterjet Machining

Abrasive waterjets make it easy to quickly cut precise parts from almost any material. How the machine pierces the material affects the overall production time and resource usage. Several piercing methods have been developed to deliver optimized cutting for various material types, thicknesses and part geometries.

#1 Stationary Piercing

This is the simplest and earliest piercing method...

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the Parts

When someone looks at adding an abrasive waterjet to their shop, there are many points to consider, such as the size of the machine and the operating requirements. Ultimately, though, it comes down to one thing: money. Whether saving it or making it or a combination of both, money is the dominant concern. With so many variables surrounding abrasive waterjet systems, it is easier for...

OMAX Waterjet Technology Is Key to Healthier Soles

Turning concepts upside down and inside out to make a better, healthier product is what OESH is all about. The Charlottesville, Virginia company has revolutionized shoe manufacturing by designing a responsive sole integrated with the rest of the shoe in a unique way that ensures the foot always encounters a perfectly level surface.

OESH shoes, the brainchild of Dr. D. Casey Kerrigan,...

Did you know pure waterjets and abrasive waterjets are not interchangeable?

Waterjet machining has been around for decades. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing machining processes today, mainly due to its high versatility and ease of use. But when it comes to waterjet machining, there are actually two distinct types, pure waterjet and abrasivejet, and understanding the difference is important, if not critical.

Pure waterjet is the original form of the...

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