Tag: OMAX 55100

AdChem Keeps on the Cutting Edge With Waterjets

AdChem Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (ACMT) of Manchester, CT prides itself on investing in the latest technology. “In our industry, that’s what helps us grow,” said Michael Polo, president and owner. So when a customer came to them unhappy with the heat-affected zone from laser cutting, ACMT invested in an abrasive waterjet.

Following a stint with his father...

Metal Tech Shop Maximizes Value

By Staff Sgt. Francesca Popp

3rd Wing Public Affairs

Airmen in the 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron’s metals technology shop are maximizing value while minimizing waste by making what customers need from scratch.

On a daily basis, they can produce two-dimensional “parts” for just about any aircraft here.

“With our computer design...

Combined Processes: Speed Production

Over the last forty years, the waterjet has evolved from an experimental wood cutter to a reliable, high-speed machine that cuts materials with speed, power, and precision. Long regarded as a low-tolerance, specialty process for machining large sheet materials, abrasive waterjet now performs in areas previously dominated by traditional cutting technologies. From rapid hole drilling in slow-...

Wagner Machine Co

Wagner Machine Co, based in Champaign, Illinois provides precision CNC machine shop services spanning a wide variety of cutting technologies. They purchased an OMAX 2652 Waterjet cutter in 2003, which has a maximum cutting table of 26” x 52”. The supplied CAM software was capable of nesting simple components manually, but did not have the ability to rotate components or...

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...

Veteran Community's First Holiday Dinner Table Made Possible by Carapace Armor Technology

Carapace Armor Technology

Carapace Armor Technology joined forces with the Extreme Makeover Home Edition television cast to customize a dinner table for the StepsNStages Jubilee House, a transitional housing facility for female veterans in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Jubilee House community hosted their first Thanksgiving dinner on an official dining table, instead of a table randomly...

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...

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...

BFC Architectural Metals, Inc. Produces Northwest Charm

BFC Architectural Metals, Inc.

For a child, going to the hospital doesn't have to be a scary experience when you can imagine Washington Coast marine life swimming at your feet. The new wing of Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma, WA brings the serenity of the outdoors into their hallways with the help of BFC Architectural Metals, Inc. The metal fabrication job shop supplied...

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...

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