On 10th January, OMAX Corporation was one of 37 companies to receive the prestigious Tibbetts Award at the White House. The Tibbetts Award is given to small businesses and individuals by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition for innovative research and development of transferrable technology. OMAX received the award for its outstanding technological innovation in the area of micro abrasive waterjet technology, culminating in the MicroMAX JetMachining Centre.

Dr. Peter Liu, Sr. Scientist at OMAX and creator of the MicroMAX abrasive waterjet was at the ceremony in Washington D.C. to receive the award for the company.

Receiving the 2016 Tibbets Award is truly an honour,” said Mr. Liu. “The MicroMAX, commercialised based on AWJ technology, was named a Finalist of the 2016 R&D 100 Awards. At OMAX, we strive to produce high-precision, easy-to-use waterjet machining systems, and research and development is a critical component to achieving that objective. It’s great to be recognised for our R&D work at such a high level.”