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Let Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet cutting compares favorably with other methods used to cut metal-alloy sheet and plate, offering reliable accuracy, quick setup time and fast cutting of a wide range of materials, without creating a heat-affected zone (HAZ) or altering material properties. Although abrasive waterjet may cut some materials more slowly than other processes, in the right application it can serve...

Tips to Increase Abrasive Waterjet Efficiency

There are many advantages to waterjet technology right out of the box. These tips will help you squeeze the most out of your investment

Savvy fabricators with a handful of shortcuts and hacks are able to enhance their productivity while using the same technology that everyone else is using. Here are some tips to increase your design, programming and control know how for more effective...

OMAX TO HOST “THE VERSATILE WORLD OF WATERJET” VIRTUAL EVENT

KENT, Wash., April 6th, 2021– Waterjet has many uses, from fabrication to education, aerospace to jewelry, television, movies, and everything in between. Join OMAX in their next virtual event, “The Versatile World of Waterjet” as they explore the many roles waterjet plays and where it shows up in unexpected places, many of which even experienced waterjet users may not be aware of.

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The Gem That Makes the Cut: Garnet's Role in Abrasive Waterjet

Abrasives have cut and shaped materials for centuries, all the way back to the invention of sandpaper in 13th-century China. Among abrasive products, one mineral – garnet – has risen to dominate the industry, and that same natural material dominates in the abrasive waterjet market. Garnet's physical properties, global availability and low cost make it ideal for waterjet operations as well as...

Predict & Prevent

“Plan your work for today and every day. Then work your plan.” This advice from the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher distills the importance of having guidelines to clarify the competing priorities that tug at each one of us every day. Without a strategy, routine tasks like preventive maintenance (PM) can be neglected. However, it’s a lot easier in the long run to take steps to...

Accessory Comparison: A-Jet vs. Tilt-A-Jet

As a powerful and fast way to handle virtually any material, abrasive waterjets are superior to laser, plasma and wire EDM for the overwhelming majority of applications. However, water behaves quite differently from those other cutting processes, and for many applications, the taper it produces would require additional machining or finishing. To address this, OMAX offers a complete range of...

Element Materials Relies on MAXIEM Abrasive Waterjet for Perfect Sampling

It takes a competitive edge to stay in business for 190 years. With more than 100 locations around the world, Element Materials is a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of materials and products. Its customers compete in sectors in which failure in service is not an option.

Originally formed from the in-house materials testing and...

Up and running

Downtime is costly. In the auto industry, it’s estimated that losses of up to $50,000 per minute can be attributed to machines breaking down. One study suggests that 80 percent of industrial facilities can’t accurately predict their downtime, but the estimate is that between 5 and 20 percent of productivity is lost due to downtime.

Steve Ulmer, vice president of sales at Omax Corp.,...

Top 3 Spare Parts to Always Have on Hand

Make This Your “Zero Downtime” Year

A new year means a clean slate, a fresh start – and for your shop, it’s a new opportunity to improve your operations, boost your productivity and maximize throughput. Of course, you can't achieve any of these goals if your waterjet is down. To make 2021 your shop’s best year ever, it’s vital to prepare for the issues you know you’ll face so you can focus on...

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