Tag: Prototyping

MAXIEM 1515 Keeps Small Jobs Cost Efficient

Metal Products Engineering

Metal Products Engineering began their business as a Lockheed subcontractor in 1940. Since then, the company has designed and built an impressive inventory of customized progressive dies in their Los Angeles facility. To remain competitive throughout the years, the company supplemented its aerospace business with a diversified customer base of commercial products....

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...

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...

Direct Waterjet Inc. Prefers Prototyping With Their OMAX Waterjet

Direct Waterjet, Inc.

After running their waterjet job shop for a couple of years, Direct Waterjet now cuts predominantly prototype projects, and the business redirection has been a real eye-opener for the owners. Trudianne Temple and Billy Wawak’s original business plan was to provide glass cutting services with their OMAX® 5555 JetMachining® Center, but now they only cut glass...

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,...

UBC Mentors Generations of Waterjet Savvy Engineering Students

University of British Columbia Engineering Physics School

Each school year, new engineering students at the University of British Columbia’s Engineering Physics School learn how fortunate they are to access a state-of-the-art machine shop for their academic projects. To become a well-rounded engineer, UBC students are encouraged to develop their inventions through rapid prototyping and...

Going to the Extreme With Jacyl Technology

Jacyl Technology

Did you know the third largest naval installation in the world is located in Crane, Indiana? Most of the ruggedized computer systems made by Jacyl Technology are used on applications from the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. All the commercialized computers you buy from a local retail store cannot handle the rough conditions required by the military. So...

Hydrocut Waterjet Caters to a Hunger for Abrasive Waterjet Solutions

Hydrocut Waterjet

Who would have thought that an OMAX JetMachining Center could set the mood for a bakery in San Diego, an outdoor kids park in Laguna Beach, or a race track venue in North Carolina? Ted Spuhler, owner of Hydrocut Waterjet, is someone who is not limited by his imagination, particularly when providing services with two OMAX Model 55100s.

He knows his machines can...

Talented Local Students Collaborate With OMAX Corporation

Skunkworks Robotics

For six weeks this year, Aviation High School students met with OMAX engineers every Friday to cut aluminum components for a project they needed in a regional robotics competition, the 2010 Microsoft Seattle Regional. To science and technology enthusiasts, it's considered a robotics Final Four event spotlighting the next generation of talented engineers. The school...

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