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Metal asteroids? Most are made from rock or ice but in recent months, NASA approved the next fabrication and testing phase of its spacecraft and subassemblies for its mission to explore Asteroid Psyche, an asteroid scientists believe to be metal. It originates from a planet possibly as large as Mars. It is voyages such as these that innovate technology that then flows down into everyday...

Capital Machine Technologies Added as the Southern United State OMAX Distributor

KENT, Wash., January 21st, 2020 – OMAX Corp® is honored to announce that Capital Machine Technologies will be representing OMAX® waterjets in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida.

Capital Machine Technologies was established in 1984 as a Florida corporation based in Tampa. Providing world-...

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...

Ansaldo Nuclear, in Wolverhampton UK, upgraded manufacturing capabilities with a MAXIEM 3060 waterjet from OMAX

The leading provider of engineering, manufacturing and testing in the nuclear decommissioning, nuclear energy and defense industries, Ansaldo Energia Group maintains 3,500 employees worldwide and a £1.1 billion turnover. In the UK alone, Ansaldo Nuclear Ltd. employs more than 650 experienced suitably qualified and experienced personnel (SQEP) in the UK, including nuclear engineers and...

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.

Waterjet...

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...

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