Tag: Aerospace

Waterjet West's Versatile Service Applies Manufacturing Engineering Expertise

Waterjet West, Inc.

With customers looking for faster turnarounds and shorter deadlines, and sales projections looking positive, Waterjet West Inc. upgraded their shop to add a third abrasive waterjet system. A waterjet-only job shop in San Diego's North County, Waterjet West was running their two OMAX 55100 JetMachining Centers at near full capacity, creating customized parts for diverse...

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,...

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...

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.

One of OMAX's customers that recently discovered the versatility of waterjet technology is ERA Industries Inc., Franklin Park, IL, a privately held precision machine job shop with a focus...

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...

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