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Vermont Shop Owner Achieves Home Business Dream With Two OMAX 55100s

Mainly Metals

What happens if you are primarily a sheet metal shop running out of niche markets to serve? Invest in waterjet cutting technology says Mainly Metals owner, David Durgin. After years of specializing in stainless steel work for the chimney industry, Mr. Durgin saw a drop in consumer interest for chimney maintenance components. He didn’t want to depend on revenue from a...

South Texan Machine Shop Shows True Grit With Waterjet Competitiveness

Amaida Machine Shop, LLC

Three years after opening his business, Amaida Machine Shop, L.L.C. owner Samuel Torres acquired an OMAX 55100 JetMachining® Center to incorporate waterjet cutting technology in his modern machining facility in Edinburg, Texas. By 2009, many competing machine shops in his vicinity closed their doors for business – but not Amaida.

"We kept...

UBC Mentors Generations of Waterjet Savvy Engineering Students

University of British Columbia Engineering Physics School

Each school year, new engineering students at the University of British Columbia’s Engineering Physics School learn how fortunate they are to access a state-of-the-art machine shop for their academic projects. To become a well-rounded engineer, UBC students are encouraged to develop their inventions through rapid prototyping and...

Making Dreams Into Reality With Waterjet Productivity

WaneShear Technologies LLC

Last year all the technological pieces fell into place for WaneShear Technologies LLC, enabling the company to successfully fabricate the world's first WaneShear. The unique lumber-cutting system was a longtime dream of Ron McGehee and his son Clark and only recently became a reality as a result of today's advanced servomotors and high-powered computers....

Showman Fabricators, Inc.

Showman Fabricators: Artistry Behind the Scenes

What do the Nightly News, a Broadway show, and a museum exhibit all have in common? Scenery engineered and constructed by Showman Fabricators, Inc. and expertly machined on a bridge-style OMAX JetMachining Center®. With an impressive project list that has included sets for the newly launched FOX Business Network, the CNN Communication Center, the GORE Capabilities and Visitor Center, and stage...

Jack's Machine Co., Inc.

Job Shop Combines Waterjet Cutting With EDM

Jack's Machine Co., Inc.

Jack McGrail is so confident of his job shop's abilities and those of his OMAX® abrasive waterjet cutting systems that he will, every once in a while, cut a potential customer's part for free just to prove the point. And in those rare occasions when he does, the scenario typically involves parts that the customer is convinced should be done on the shop...

Carapace Armor Technology

Veteran Community's First Holiday Dinner Table Made Possible by Carapace Armor Technology

Carapace Armor Technology

Carapace Armor Technology joined forces with the Extreme Makeover Home Edition television cast to customize a dinner table for the StepsNStages Jubilee House, a transitional housing facility for female veterans in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Jubilee House community hosted their first Thanksgiving dinner on an official dining table, instead of a table randomly...

BrydgeWorks Waterjet Cutting Services

Brydge to Success

BrydgeWorks

When artistic passion, family experience, and happy coincidence combine with excellent timing, business can blossom. No one knows this better than Steve Brydge of BrydgeWorks Waterjet Cutting Services. His company specializes in architectural design and industrial cutting for business, government and manufacturing. With a Model 2652 and dual-head Model 80160, BrydgeWorks machines...

Holly Yashi

The Art of Waterjet Cutting

Holly Yashi

Ever thought of an abrasive waterjet as an artist's tool? Most people haven't, but that is exactly what the California based company, Holly Yashi, is doing with their OMAX.  Holly Yashi designs and creates their own line of beautiful jewelry found in boutiques throughout the world.  Their staff of nearly 50 creates every piece in their multi-million dollar studio...

Domestic Waterjet Owner Counterpunches Offshore Manufacturing

Trupart Manufacturing, Inc.

15 years ago, a family-owned metal fabrication business in Southern California faced the harsh reality of losing long-term punch press jobs to overseas manufacturers. At the time, they couldn't compete with the cheaper manufacturing rates which drove so many lucrative U.S. projects to China, India, or Southeast Asia. Next generation family owner Shane Prukop re...

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