Tag: Job Shop

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...

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...

Waterjet Cutting in Papua New Guinea

Steel Industries, Ltd.

Papua New Guinea is a rugged country with limited industry, yet it is the seventh fastest growing economy in the world. Succeeding in this challenging environment requires dedication and innovation, and for Steel Industries Ltd of Port Moresby, dedication and innovation come naturally. Established in 1967, Steel Industries has decades of experience in dealing with the...

Bringing Parts to Market Faster With an OMAX

Asterisk, Inc.

Since 1987, Asterisk Incorporated has been providing quality machining services for a variety of industries. Located less than an hour south of Hartford, Connecticut in Old Saybrook, Asterisk employs many traditional machining tools, including a press brake, vertical milling machine, saws, and a lathe. Because Asterisk provides both engineering and manufacturing services, they...

Domestic Waterjet Owner Counterpunches Offshore Manufacturing

Trupart Manufacturing, Inc.

15 years ago, a family-owned metal fabrication business in Southern California faced the harsh reality of losing long-term punch press jobs to overseas manufacturers. At the time, they couldn't compete with the cheaper manufacturing rates which drove so many lucrative U.S. projects to China, India, or Southeast Asia. Next generation family owner Shane Prukop re...

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...

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...

One Remarkable Woman and Two Remarkable Machines

Stream Tek

True Grit: How One Remarkable Woman and Two Remarkable Machines Created One Successful Job Shop 

With the odds stacked against her as new business startup in a male-dominated field, Donna Lenzer, founder and owner of Stream Tek, quickly learned what it takes to succeed.  No stranger to the job shop, Lenzer spent six years learning the ropes in the very industry...

MarZee's Abrasive Waterjet Cutting Appeals to Revitalized and Aspiring Markets

MarZee, Inc.

According to Ed Wenz of MarZee Inc., business is picking up in fabrication houses across the Southwest. Local architectural projects once stagnated by the sour economy are buzzing again with activity, he said. So his seven OMAX® JetMachining® Centers continue to produce prototypes and production parts in a quick turnaround time to keep up with clients' demands.

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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...

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