ProtoMAX – The First High Performance Personal Abrasive Waterjet

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ProtoMAX is the first high performance, personal abrasive waterjet. Engineered by the best minds in the abrasive waterjet industry and powered by OMAX technology, the revolutionary ProtoMAX is designed for quick and precise abrasive waterjet cutting. Capable of powering through almost any material, the ProtoMAX is the ideal solution for prototyping or small-scale production. With…

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What Is Nesting and Why You Should Do It

No matter how you cut a part, there will always be scrap material. In an ideal world, there would be no scrap and for every sheet of material you purchase, you’d use up 100% of it. Reality, though, dictates that there will always be some waste material. How we minimize that waste is through nesting.…

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Waterjet Expands Possibilities at Valve and Pipe Manufacturer

Nestled in province of Vicenza at the base of the Italian Alps, CEAP Srl has been producing valves and switches for over 40 years. Working with cast iron, stainless steel, and bronze, CEAP manufactures knife gate valves, 30-degree gate valves, rhomboidal passage valves, and 3- & 4-way deviators. Their products have uses in food, chemical,…

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Starting a business on solid ground

The Paolo brothers are craftsmen through and through. Keath cultivated an expertise in metal fabrication and machining. Deven discovered a love for drafting in high school shop class and completed engineering coursework while pursuing his degree in business management. Combining their skills, they founded a custom metal fabrication company in 2007 in McMinnville, Oregon called…

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Money saving alternative for used abrasive

With subtractive machining processes, the discussion eventually turns towards what to do with the collected leftover bits. While CNC mills have to worry about material chips and oils, abrasive waterjet users have to deal with spent abrasive. With abrasive feed rates capable of exceeding 2lbs a minute, that spent abrasive can accumulate at a very…

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OMAX is turning 25!

25 years ago, the founders of OMAX believed that a company could thrive in manufacturing with a focus on abrasive waterjets. Their mission, to provide precise, easy-to-use, cost effective, standardized, reliable, high quality abrasive waterjets with superior after-sales service, has endured to become a leading company in the industry. They celebrate their milestone not by…

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Motion Control Systems in Abrasive Waterjets

Positioning accuracy is a critical aspect of producing tight tolerance parts when cutting with an abrasive waterjet. The more precisely you can position the jet, the more precisely you can machine the part. A motion control system positions the cutting nozzle along the X- and Y-axes of a waterjet. This system is comprised of motor…

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OMAX Training

Training classes held at OMAX headquarters, located in Kent, WA, are conducted in a state-of-the-art training facility, which includes a software training lab and a fully functional machine training lab. Classes are designed with a hands-on approach, and class size is limited to assure student participation in learning activities. Training Program Details Operator Startup Training…

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Starting a business on solid ground

The Paolo brothers are craftsmen through and through. Keath cultivated an expertise in metal fabrication and machining. Deven discovered a love for drafting in high school shop class and completed engineering coursework while pursuing his degree in business management. Combining their skills, they founded a custom metal fabrication company in 2007 in McMinnville, Oregon called…

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What Makes OMAX Unique?

A waterjet is made up of several critical key components, such as the high pressure pump, the nozzle, and control software. OMAX designs, manufactures, and supports their waterjet systems all from their production facilities in Kent, Washington, USA. Valuable Features at No Additional Cost OMAX is the only manufacturer to guarantee free OMAX operating software…

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Direct Drive Efficiency: Doing More with Less

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The muscle behind waterjet technology is a high-pressure pump that converts electric motor horsepower to nozzle hydraulic horsepower. The more nozzle horsepower, the faster you’ll cut. However, with two different pump types used in waterjet cutting systems – hydraulic intensifier pumps and crankshaft-driven direct drive pumps – how do you know which type is actually…

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Orthopedic Device Manufacturer Upgrades to OMAX Abrasive Waterjet

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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…

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