OMAX is a global leader in abrasive waterjet systems. Abrasive waterjets can cut almost any material over a very wide range of thicknesses.
OMAX research, engineering, manufacturing and service are all located in Kent, Washington. For example, OMAX drive systems are made only a few feet from the software designers who program them. Having the entire process in one location allows for seamless integration of hardware and software. The end result is a user experience that makes an intuitive high-quality machine tool. Thousands of companies in over 65+ countries use OMAX Waterjets to start, run, and scale their manufacturing businesses.
OMAX continually updates their software and hardware, so their JetMachining Centers are never obsolete. These frequent upgrades ensure that-as the technology evolves- your system can evolve along with it, helping you realize the best return on your business investment.
OMAX and MAXIEM pumps are compact, quiet, easy to maintain and inexpensive to operate.
As far as machine tools go, OMAX abrasive waterjets are environmentally responsible. But not only that, by being environmentally responsible they can save you money. One aspect that makes OMAX waterjets so “green” is the OMAX lines of direct-drive pumps. These pumps don’t use hyrdaulic oil, so there is no need for costly chemical disposal when conducting maintenance. Also, the water and power consumption of a direct-drive pump is significantly less than other types of waterjet pumps. OMAX’s pump efficiency is a hallmark throughout the all the company’s pump lines: EnduroMAX, MAXIEM, GlobalMAX and even the small, but effective, ProtoMAX.
What can a waterjet cut?
An abrasive waterjet can cut virtually anything, but we don’t recommend cutting tempered glass. Waterjet can cut aluminum, brass, bronze, carbon fiber composite, ceramic, copper, fiberglass, glass, granite, Kevlar, marble, stainless steel, titanium, tungsten and a lot more.
What are the main advantages of abrasive waterjet cutting versus other machine cutting methods?
- Abrasive waterjets can cut virtually any material, including glass and reflective materials, and a wide range of material thicknesses. Some OMAX customers report cutting material up to 18 inches thick.
- Abrasive waterjet machining is a cold cutting process and creates no heat-affected zones (HAZ), therefore it doesn’t change the material properties or leave heat-hardened edges.
- Set-up for cutting jobs on abrasive waterjets is quick and easy.
- Multiples of the same part can be cut at one time from different types of material simply by stacking the various sheets of material on the waterjet.
- No harmful vapors are emitted with abrasive waterjet cutting.
- A waterjet’s cutting tool never gets dull