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Are You Using the Latest Software?

OMAX is constantly coming out with new software. You should take advantage of the new features improving the performance of the machine and productivity in programming.

New versions are released once or twice a year. If your software is more than six months old, it’s worthwhile to check for a new version. This can be done on the OMAX Dashboard under “Software.”  

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Tips for IntelliETCH

The IntelliETCH feature in IntelliMAX allows your waterjet to etch everything from simple part numbers to elegant artistic designs. However, performing more intricate work requires the machining head to accelerate and decelerate around corners, slowing down the process and increasing the material removal rate. Here are some tips for effectively using Etch for intricate work:

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Factors of Speed

It is often asked "how fast is a waterjet?"

OMAX waterjets are faster than many cutting machines on the market. Exactly how fast depends on a number of factors. Power, material, thickness and more need to be considered when determining how long a finished piece will take to cut. For example, tool steel will have a different cutting time than titanium. The following are the main factors...

Alternatives to Trade Shows

Trade shows are a great resource for keeping up with industry trends, seeing emerging technology in person and accessing possible solutions for your company’s needs. However, sometimes busy schedules, travel costs or other factors make visiting a trade show impractical. What alternatives and resources are available to collect the same information you would gain from an in-person event? Here...

Cutting Stacked Material

When cutting a lot of very thin parts, stacking the material may be beneficial, especially if there is a lot of rapid traversing or workpieces that require time-consuming fixturing. Some of the benefits of stacking are that it cuts down on setup time for very thin materials and can reduce the amount of rapid traversing per part. Stacking may also reduce taper and the amount of burr remaining...

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OMAX Software Supports Many File Types

The OMAX IntelliMAX Premium Software Suite features the broadest file support in abrasive waterjet software. From standard 2D DXF files to advanced 3D shapes, IntelliMAX can import from all major CAD/CAM and artistic drawing programs allowing you to use your existing workflow.

Import from other CAD Systems using best filters

Use Open under File in LAYOUT...

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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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...

The Importance of Slats

Slats are the stainless steel plates that support the material being machined in an OMAX abrasive waterjet. They are the best, most universal solution for supporting material. The standard slats that come with your OMAX waterjet can easily handle everything from metal plate and glass to stone and plastic, as well as nearly any other material.

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2019 Holiday Ornaments

Each year OMAX employees are encouraged to show off their creativity by designing holiday ornaments that can be cut on our waterjets. This year the OMAX staff is proud to bring you twelve ornaments. You can download the DXF by clicking "Download File".

Happy Holidays.

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