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Mar 15 - Mar 18

The ProtoMAX® can cut through nearly any material including: aluminum, titanium, stone, carbon fiber, and G10 composite. The compact machine footprint combined with its comprehensive versatility makes the ProtoMAX an ideal abrasive waterjet for prototyping, educational applications, or as a complement to a larger machine shop. The pump and cutting table are on casters for easy relocation. Work material is submerged under water for quiet cutting that won’t disrupt your work space.

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  • ProtoMAX Front View

    56.5" Height 1,435 mm Height
    ProtoMAX Front
    41.5" Length 1,054 mm Length
  • ProtoMAX Side View

    56.5" Height 1,435 mm Height
    ProtoMAX Side
    39.5" Width 1,004 mm Width

Machine Dimensions

Footprint * – (L x W) 41.5" x 39.5" 1,054 mm x 1,004 mm
Height ** 56.5" 1,435 mm
Weight (tank empty) 600 lb 272 kg

Work Envelope

X-Y Cutting Envelope *** 12" x 12" 304 mm x 304 mm
Z-Axis Travel *** 1" 25 mm
Table Size – (L x W) 14.5" x 15.25" 368 mm x 393 mm

Standard Model Specifications

Speed 100 in/min 2,540 mm/min
Linear Positional Accuracy ±0.0050" ±0.1270 mm
Repeatability ±0.0030" ±0.0762 mm
Max. Supported Material Load 50 lb/ft2 244 kg/m2

* Height (Lid Closed)

  • With the clamshell cover and submerged cutting, ProtoMAX is safe and quiet (approx. 76 db).
  • The same IntelliMAX® software that runs our larger machine also runs the ProtoMAX making it a great learning tool.
  • IntelliMAX Proto® comes with unlimited software seats.
  • Cuts virtually any material under 1 in. thick with a 12 in. by 12 in. cutting area.
  • Though compact, the ProtoMAX delivers 30,000 psi cutting power with a 5 hp pump.
  • Like all OMAX abrasive waterjets, the ProtoMAX cuts with no heat-affected zone and no change to the material properties.
  • The waterjet plugs into a 240V AC single phase outlet and does not require hardwiring.

What Owners Say

  • They are constantly asking us how they are made and what machines we are using. It will only be a matter of time until they figure out that we make our parts on a waterjet.

    Dan Dunphy of Dunphy's Cycle Machining
  • Crafting these works of art requires a significant R&D effort that includes evaluating design concepts, testing specialized materials, and prototyping. Early in our development process, we find that ProtoMAX gives us a rapid means to evaluate form, fit, and function to optimize design concepts and path to production.

    Bob Kramer of Kramer Knives
  • We like the fact that the ProtoMAX is not a startup but part of OMAX Corp. and can draw from the company’s vast experience with big water jets.

    Steffan Larsen of Mitchell Larsen Studio
  • So we brought it in (to the college) and started cutting things and I had no idea how many small parts I was going to end up cutting.

    Mike Fobes of Automotive Instructor and Maker
  • The capabilities of the ProtoMAX are amazing and the Intelli-MAX software is intuitive and easy to use. I like the ProtoMAX because it exposes our students to a powerful machine tool and CAM software which will prepare them for careers in engineering and manufacturing.

    Kelly Stevenson of Wyandotte High School

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