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
There are two options available for this abbreviated Operator Startup Training.
OMAX provides self-paced eLearning modules that walk you through the steps of safely making a part, from loading the software, to fixturing and cutting the part.
This instructor-led online webinar training program is designed to give your operators basic information to help get them up and running. During the sessions, operators receive information about the following:
- A brief overview of the OMAX or MAXIEM abrasive waterjet equipment
- Terminology used in the abrasive jetmachining process
- How the machine works to cut a part
- The steps in making a part on the OMAX or MAXIEM abrasive waterjet equipment
- How to get started with using the OMAX Intelli-MAX software
- Where to find and how to use the help files
- Best practices in creating a machine tool path
- A review of the equipment startup and shutdown checklists
Training courses are offered each month at the OMAX headquarters facility in Kent, Washington, located in close proximity to Seattle Tacoma airport. The Operator Training program is designed to lead you step-by-step through the process of making parts—from drawing to cutting. It gives you practical, hands-on experience in how to operate and maintain your equipment following best practices that have been tried and true in the lab and in the field. We provide you the information, practice, and resources to assist you in effectively operating and maintaining your equipment long after the training has ended.
A-Jet Operator Training
This 5-day training course is available at OMAX (free*) or can be scheduled at your location (fee-based). In addition to learning the OMAX or MAXIEM Operator tasks, participants learn how to use the Intelli-MAX® software to draw basic parts that contain bevels or countersinks using XData; understand pathing best practices for parts containing tilt; use the OMAX Intelli-CAM™ software for automating the addition of tilt to a machine tool path; understand how to setup and square the A-Jet on the machine; and learn how to properly operate the A-Jet per best practices. In addition to learning about maintaining the OMAX or MAXIEM machine and pump, participants also learn how to maintain components of the A-Jet, including how to rebuild the swivel assembly, replace the A-Jet nipple, rebuild the on/off valve, and replace the abrasive line.
Rotary Axis Operator Training
The Rotary Axis Operator Training is an extension of the OMAX Operator Training program. This 4- hour training focuses on how to draw and path parts for the Rotary Axis accessory, and hands-on practice aligning and cutting parts using the Rotary Axis. Operators also learn about best practices related to working with the Rotary Axis.
OMAX offers fee-based on-site, at OMAX, and/or online training sessions customized to meet specific needs of both new and existing customers. The Training Manager works with you to determine the optimum training focus, based on your company goals.
OMAX also offers other free training-on-demand opportunities through video instruction on software and maintenance, through its extensive Intelli-MAX software help systems, and the OMAX Support Site.
In addition to the hands-on training, OMAX training materials contain detailed step-by-step instructions for performing tasks related to operation and maintenance of the OMAX and MAXIEM abrasivejet systems. Designed to be used “on demand” when you need them, these instructional materials provide you information to be self-sufficient in operating and maintaining your equipment. Operators who have used these materials say they are some of the best written materials they’ve seen in the machine tool industry!