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Shop Capitalizes on Water Over Wire

Every once in a while, Jack McGrail will cut a potential customer's part for free, just to prove a point. These rare occasions usually involve customers who are convinced that the work is best suited for Mr. McGrail's wire EDM equipment. Typically, their initial skepticism becomes pleasant surprise with the revelation that he can meet required specifications in less time using abrasive...

OMAX Corporation Helps Judge Future Inventions

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

OMAX Corporation recently served as one of the highly influential guest judges at Georgia Institute of Technology's latest Capstone Design Expo, a culmination of 40 mechanical and biomedical student projects from the school's mechanical engineering senior design course.

"The Capstone Design Expo is a great opportunity for student teams...

All In The Details

FF Journal

Companies creating parts for elaborate aerospace projects or artistic placards often prefer to use a precise waterjet cutter rather than plasma or laser cutting alternatives. From metals to plastics, OMAX Corp., Kent, Wash., provides the tools to cut parts for heavy-duty regenerators as well as chisel intricate designs into statues and monuments. Today's manufacturers rely on...

Waterjets Cut Through DNA

TMD Today's Medical Developments

Cancer patients receiving treatment at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, have no idea that the same facility houses a working machine shop. This small, but wellequipped, shop plays a key role in supporting not only patient treatments, but also cancer research, in particular DNA sequencing.

The majority of work done at the...

Erickson Machine Tools Demonstrates New Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing News

Erickson Machine Tools Inc., celebrating its 50th Anniversary, recently held an Open House. The company's large showroom in Story City, IA was used to demonstrate new machining centers, turning centers, saws, a waterjet cutting machine and cutting tools and accessories for manufacturers and job shops in the Iowa and Nebraska regions.

The Milltronics ML 16...

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Leading Edge Machine's Equipment

Two journeymen machinists, each with more than 15 years of experience in the precision machining industry, opened their own business four years ago. Corey Anderson and Brian Deffinger, co-owners of Leading Edge Machine, made a bold but calculated decision to own their own business. The two knew each other well, as Corey had worked under the direction of...

Unlimited Options

With three Omax 80160 JetMachining Centers, cutting possibilities abound at Pal-Con Ltd.

By Lisa Rummler

Until about two years ago, Pal-Con Ltd., Stephensville, Texas, serviced and rebuilt regenerators for the natural gas and electrical industries.

In 2007, though, following a move into a 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-artmanufacturing facility, the family-owned company took...

Waterjet Cutting More Than Flat Blanks

Advanced control technology has made it possible for abrasive waterjet cutting systems to make accurate complex 2-dimensional parts directly from a CAD drawing file input by a machine operator.  Now even more advanced control systems have been developed to permit rapid creation of 3-dimensional parts from 3-D CAD files.  As dimensions are added, the motion control required for...

Two Omax Waterjets Redefine What One Job Machine Shop Can Do

FF Journal

Life is full of outsourcing. We hire cleaning personnel to vacuum our carpets, babysitters to look after our children and accountants to sort through our taxes.

In the metal fabrication business, sending fabrication and cutting work to other companies can be costly and timeconsuming. The waterjet, however, could be considered the ultimate "insourcing" machine, as...

Waterjet Drives Engineering Innovation

As a sport that pushes the envelope at 200-plus miles per hour, NASCAR is often viewed by fans as an ultimate test of man and machine. Seat-of-the-pants driving and masterful strategy, however, are not the only elements that distinguish the winners from the rest—the creativity and ingenuity of engineers and machinists behind the scenes can be just as important.   That ingenuity and...

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