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Adding a Waterjet to Your Machine Shop

Every precision CNC machine shop contains multiple types of equipment. They often utilize mills, lathes, multi-axis machine centers, grinders, EDM machines, and precision hones. The goal of any machine shop is to add value to a product through the manufacturing process. Abrasive waterjet machines have a common place within a machine shop because they add…

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High School Robotics meets GlobalMAX

High School Robotics meets GlobalMAX

“The engineering program has three classes: Robotics, Design and Precision Machining, and Computer Science,” said Marcus Edwards, Terrell Independent School District’s (ISD) robotics coach and manufacturing teacher. “Our facility has three rooms that are 60×40 feet. There are 40 machines in these spaces that range from 3D printers to our GlobalMAX 1530.” Two years ago,…

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Save Money with Optimal Waterjet Software

Optimal Waterjet Software

A waterjet is a machine tool that shows its true benefit when it is cutting complex geometries on a variety of materials. In abrasive waterjets, hardware performance only provides a portion of the potential cutting performance returns. An optimal software controller is capable of extreme precision throughout every angle and curve in a cut while…

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Emergency Prep for your Waterjet

Emergency Prep

As adverse and damaging weather events seem to be occurring at a higher rate of regularity, let’s review emergency preparation for your waterjet so you may attempt to mitigate the impact on your capital equipment. Whether it is hurricane, floods, or whatever else might come your way, OMAX is committed to aiding you get your…

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ProtoMAX Inspires Tomorrow’s Aerospace Fabricators

ProtoMAX

The Pierce County Skill Centre (PCSC) in Puyallup, Washington has installed a ProtoMAX into their Aerospace Manufacturing and Fabrication program to facilitate accurate material cutting while showcasing design and advanced fabrication techniques. PCSC is a vocational training centre teaching high school juniors and seniors during the regular school year and 9th thru 12th grades during…

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ProtoMAX – High Performance Personal Abrasive Waterjet

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The ProtoMAX® abrasive waterjet from OMAX is designed for prototyping, light industry, technical education, artists and the maker movement. Although compact, the ProtoMAX delivers 30,000 psi cutting power with a 5 hp pump and can precision cut material under 1” thick of almost any type, from metal to composites, glass to granite, plastic to wood,…

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Venables Machine Works Trusts Their OMAX 55100 for Quick Turnarounds

Venables OMAX 55100

Off the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Venables Machine Works Limited takes advantage of abrasive waterjet technology to beat tight turnaround times. “Meeting tight delivery deadlines helps promote Venables as a shop that will manufacture on time and on budget,” states Dan Wingerak, Venables’ Shop Manager and Vice President of Operations. Venables Machine Works…

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Join OMAX at IMTS 2018

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See live demos of our latest abrasive waterjet machine technology. Find solutions to complement and improve your existing machining processes. OMAX Delivers More… Precision OMAX abrasive waterjets deliver industry leading part accuracy. Versatility OMAX abrasive waterjets can cut a wide range of materials and do more thanks to advanced technology and accessories. Value At OMAX…

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OMAX Adds 10HP Direct Drive Pump as an Option for GlobalMAX Product Line

OMAX 10HP Direct Drive Pump

OMAX® Corporation expands its GlobalMAX® pump options with a 10HP pump for the GlobalMAX JetMachining® Centers. Designed for educators, job shops, fabricators, and manufacturers who need an economical, industrial abrasive waterjet, this new pump delivers 30,000 psi pressure to the cutting nozzle. The GlobalMAX product line with the 10HP pump offers all the benefits customers…

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Creating a Technical Support Report

OMAX’s co-founder and CEO, Dr. John Cheung, has always expressed after-sales service as a touchtone of the OMAX experience. As part of your OMAX abrasive waterjet purchase, you have complete access to OMAX’s superior customer support. From software installation issues to question on cutting methods, our staff is trained to answer any and all questions…

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What Can You Do With 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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