Tag: Education

A Nepalese Gristmill, a Waterjet and Fort Lewis College

Waterjetting isn’t new to stone fabrication, though it is still not the norm. Due to being quick, accurate and safe, waterjets are starting to be featured more in stone shops working in the custom architectural and design fields. From granite to Dekton, abrasive waterjet is perfect for cutting chip-free countertops, intricate medallions, beveled edges, straight cuts and geometric arcs. Common...

A Nepalese Gristmill, a Waterjet and Fort Lewis College

Students at the Department of Physics and Engineering at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, are learning how their education can help solve issues around the world. Recently, the program’s seniors worked in unison with the Bhotia Foundation to reinvent a more-effective gristmill for the town of Chyamtang, Nepal.

“The goal of the gristmill project is...

High School Robotics meets GlobalMAX

“The engineering program has three classes: Robotics, Design and Precision Machining, and Computer Science,” said Marcus Edwards, Terrell Independent School District’s (ISD) robotics coach and manufacturing teacher. “Our facility has three rooms that are 60x40 feet. There are 40 machines in these spaces that range from 3D printers to our GlobalMAX 1530.”

Two years ago, Edwards was...

The art of waterjet cutting

You wouldn’t think a story involving conceptual art and a university-based maker space would have a lot to do with metal fabricating, but you’d be wrong in this one instance. In fact, if your shop has ever thought about expanding its cutting capabilities with a waterjet, you might want to keep reading.

The story begins in 2016 when the University of North Carolina-Asheville’s...

Learn-By-Doing: Cal Poly Integrates the ProtoMAX into IME Program

California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Department is ensuring its students are prepared for the future of fabrication by integrating abrasive waterjet into their curriculum. In 2018, the IME department added a ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet to their Materials Removal lab, showcasing non-traditional cutting...

New Co-Lab Tool Slices Through Metal with Water

This article was provided by Working@Duke, Duke University Office of Communication Services

The Co-Lab Studio features tools such as 3-D printers and laser cutters, and allows Duke’s students, staff and faculty to follow their creativity.

And now, there’s another tool that brings a little more muscle to the lab’s array of machines in the lab on West Campus.

The lab,...

ProtoMAX Inspires Tomorrow’s Aerospace Fabricators

The Pierce County Skill Center (PCSC) in Puyallup, Washington has installed a ProtoMAX into their Aerospace Manufacturing and Fabrication program to facilitate accurate material cutting while showcasing design and advanced fabrication techniques. PCSC is a vocational training center teaching high school juniors and seniors  during the regular school year and 9th thru 12th grades during a...

OMAX Corporation Brings Waterjet Cutting Versatility and Value to HOUSTEX

KENT, Wash., Jan. 10, 2017 - At HOUSTEX 2017 in booth 2621, OMAX Corporation will demonstrate how its JetMachining Centers, advanced Intelli-MAX Software Suite and world-class training and support bring versatility and value to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including oil and gas. As an effective alternative to conventional machining operations, abrasive waterjet cutting provides a...

Racing Towards The Future At UCLan With The MAXIEM 1515

The roar of engines, the cheering crowd and a handbuilt race car ready to prove itself on the tarmac. Every year members of Formula UCLan put their best work forward to be a part of this experience. Formula UCLan is a group of engineering students at the University of Central Lancashire, or UCLan for short, dedicated to engineering and building motorsport race cars from scratch. The students...

Waterjet Machine Available at Vashon College

By Leslie Brown

For years, John Olsen, an MIT-trained engineer with a doctorate in fluid mechanics, has wondered how Vashon artists might use the water-jet technology he first developed in his garage on the Island some 30 years ago.

Now, thanks to a chance conversation on a ferry boat, he’s getting an opportunity to find out.

Olsen, whose backyard experiments ultimately...

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