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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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Building Better Fish Processing Machinery with Curio ehf.

In Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Curio ehf. builds five different machines for fish processing with the help of four OMAX-brand waterjets.

Whether filleting, skinning, or heading, each of Curio’s machines come in a range of sizes that handle fish up to 18 kg (39.6 lbs). Curio touts that it brings “devotion inherent in handmade machinery parts, technical...

Using Sacrificial Material

If you are accustomed to cutting aluminum or steel of 1/4 inch (or thicker) flat stock, you probably haven’t needed to use a sacrificial material. However, when cutting thin, brittle or tubular material, a sacrificial piece may make all the difference in quality waterjet machining.

Why should you cut on sacrificial material?

The three main reasons to use backing sacrificial...

A Nepalese Gristmill, a Waterjet and Fort Lewis College

Waterjetting isn’t new to stone fabrication, though it is still not the norm. Due to being quick, accurate and safe, waterjets are starting to be featured more in stone shops working in the custom architectural and design fields. From granite to Dekton, abrasive waterjet is perfect for cutting chip-free countertops, intricate medallions, beveled edges, straight cuts and geometric arcs. Common...

Generative Design and the Conventional Machine Shop

The term generative design has been popping up in the manufacturing world of late. Its promise is to create many design permutations to let engineers choose an optimum one that meets sometimes conflicting requirements.

The problem is that many of the designs that result from using generative algorithms are complex, even organic looking, with complex curves and webs. This has led to a...

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Tips for Cutting Stone and Ceramic on Your Waterjet

Pierce stone countertops without chipping. Work ceramic with minimum dust. From granite to Dekton, OMAX abrasive waterjets allow for quick, accurate, and safe machining. Fabricating with water and abrasives instead of wasting money on costly specialty saw blades ensures a cutting medium that is never dull and a fully secure process – especially with our tips for cutting stone and ceramic...

Barriers to Industry 4.0 Are Falling Fast

For years, manufacturers of all sizes and across every industrial segment have heard about Industry 4.0. The definition changes depending on the speaker or publication, but the essential idea remains the same. Now that manufacturing has become almost entirely digitized and interconnected as part of what we might call “Industry 3.0,” shops and their suppliers have begun to leverage digital data...

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