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Not All Abrasive Is the Same

There are many different kinds of abrasives including garnet, staurolite, olivine, crushed glass and copper slag. There are also different brands, grades and sizes of abrasives. Garnet is the most popular abrasive for abrasive waterjet applications because it balances cutting speed, cost, low silica content and mixing tube wear.

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Third Dimension

For a fabrication shop, versatility is key for taking on as many jobs as possible. The more often a shop can say “yes” to potential jobs, the more successful they will be. The easiest way to achieve greater versatility is by expanding capabilities. Shops that focus primarily on flat 2D work, for example, can add an articulated cutting head and/or rotary axis to...

Michael Lo, Kevin Hay, and Dr. Axel Henning selected for best paper at Water Jet 2019 Conference

KENT, Wash., January 28th, 2020 – Three members of the OMAX® Research and Development team, Michael Lo, Kevin Hay, and Dr. Axel Henning, have won the Best Paper at the Water Jet 2019 conference in the Czech Republic. The paper titled, “Particle Velocity in Abrasive Waterjets” examines abrasive speed data to help improve understanding of particle acceleration behavior in Abrasive Waterjet (AWJ...

A Primer on Waterjet Mixing Tubes

The terms nozzle and mixing tube are often interchanged when people are talking casually about waterjets. A nozzle is the whole assembly where the water is focused through an orifice, abrasive is added to the jet stream in a mixing chamber, and the combined mixture is focused and extruded from the machine. The mixing tube is the last part of the nozzle that concentrates and directs the water/...

Landmark Solutions Becomes OMAX SoCal Distributor

KENT, Wash., January 28th, 2020 – OMAX Corp® is proud to announce that Landmark Solutions will be taking over Southern California distribution of all lines of OMAX® waterjets.

Landmark Solutions® and its team of industry experts brings with it over 100 years of industry expertise. They pride themselves on being a professional manufacturing consulting, project management and capital...

New chapter

Metal asteroids? Most are made from rock or ice but in recent months, NASA approved the next fabrication and testing phase of its spacecraft and subassemblies for its mission to explore Asteroid Psyche, an asteroid scientists believe to be metal. It originates from a planet possibly as large as Mars. It is voyages such as these that innovate technology that then flows down into everyday...

Capital Machine Technologies Added as the Southern United State OMAX Distributor

KENT, Wash., January 21st, 2020 – OMAX Corp® is honored to announce that Capital Machine Technologies will be representing OMAX® waterjets in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida.

Capital Machine Technologies was established in 1984 as a Florida corporation based in Tampa. Providing world-...

Waterjet Collision Prevention

When collisions happen, they usually come about because of one or two reasons:

A slug freed from the material has been pushed up from below, creating an obstacle on the cutting surface The material is not perfectly level

Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks to help prevent collisions and unnecessary downtime.

Slugs that create problems are small enough to be light...

Ansaldo Nuclear, in Wolverhampton UK, upgraded manufacturing capabilities with a MAXIEM 3060 waterjet from OMAX

The leading provider of engineering, manufacturing and testing in the nuclear decommissioning, nuclear energy and defense industries, Ansaldo Energia Group maintains 3,500 employees worldwide and a £1.1 billion turnover. In the UK alone, Ansaldo Nuclear Ltd. employs more than 650 experienced suitably qualified and experienced personnel (SQEP) in the UK, including nuclear engineers and...

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