Tag: Variable Speed Solids Removal System (VS-SRS)

When it’s Time to Remove Solids

No matter if you cut glass once a week or manufacture steel parts three shifts a day, abrasive and discarded material builds up in the tank. At some point the solids will build up so much that it will affect your waterjet’s efficiency and accuracy. How much cutting you do determines how often you will need to remove solids from your tank. When that time comes, you’ll need to remove those...

Orthopedic Device Manufacturer Upgrades to OMAX Abrasive Waterjet with Great Success

HEXAGON Orthopedics is a medical device manufacturing company in Itapira, São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 1988 by three enterprising brothers, the company designs, manufactures, and sells orthopedic implant devices and related surgical tools. HEXAGON has an extensive catalog of available products such as screws, plates and nails for fracture repair, components for prosthetic hips, and the...

5 Tank Tips for Better Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Successful shops understand that a clean and well-maintained workspace is key to maximizing productivity. The workspace extends to the machinery. With abrasive waterjet machines, it extends to the tank. We’ve gathered five best practice tips to keep your abrasive waterjet tank in top condition and your production running at peak efficiency.

1. Rotate the Slats

The slats that support...

10 Tips for Abrasive Waterjet Preventive Maintenance

Being proactive with maintenance on your abrasive waterjet will save you time and money by preventing unplanned downtime and extending the working life of your components. Here are 10 of the most important preventive maintenance tips to keep your abrasive waterjet productive.

1. Follow equipment manufacturer recommendations for maintenance

An established and trusted...

Cut Quiet. Cut Clean. Cut Under Water.

There's a common misconception that waterjets are noisy and dirty machines. While it's true that cutting above water can be noisy and throw a lot of abrasive dust into the air, modern abrasive waterjets let you cut under a thin layer of water, reducing the noise level to below that of most machine tools and keeping the abrasive particles in the water, not in the air. A waterjet cutting under...

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...

Job Shop Perseveres During Start-up, Now Swimming in Orders

H2O Precision

As any new entrepreneur knows, starting a business can be at once an exciting and terrifying prospect.  However, for those with the pioneering spirit to push through the fear and reach for their dreams, incredible rewards can be realized.  H20 Precision founders Sean O'Shea and Dave Henderson are shining examples of how hard work and persistence can help dreams...

Smalley Donates Abrasive Waterjet Machining Center to Local College

Smalley Steel Ring Company, a global leader in the design and manufacture of retaining rings and wave springs, has donated an OMAX 2652 to the College of Lake County (CLC) in Grayslake, Illinois. The abrasive waterjet machining center is the college’s first and broadens the CNC/Machine Tool Trades Department's ability to offer the waterjet technology skills sought by many employers recruiting...

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