OMAX Corporation, makers of the OMAX®, MAXIEM®, and GlobalMAX JetMachining® centers as well as the new ProtoMAX®, is celebrating 25 years of leading waterjet technology. A special event is set to take place at OMAX’s Kent, Wash. campus on July 27th, 2018. The event will feature the latest advancements in waterjet machining, live cutting demonstrations, and tours of the company’s manufacturing factory.
Dr. John Cheung and Dr. John Olsen founded OMAX in 1993, having found a way to revolutionize the waterjet machining method. A new type of motion control technology and proprietary software ushered the development of the first truly affordable waterjet system to offer fast, precise and consistent results. Today, OMAX Corporation shapes the future of waterjet machining with diverse, highly advanced product solutions that offer the broadest range of table sizes, pumps, accessories, and software on the market.
OMAX Corporation’s 225,000 square foot facility will be on full display for the anniversary event. From research and development to bridge assembly, visitors will tour the entire process of how a waterjet machine is created. See where OMAX’s largest waterjet machines are assembled in addition to how direct-drive pumps are built. Learn about what your waterjet can do in the training center and then see it for yourself in demonstration lab.
Event attendees will be able to experience the new ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet. ProtoMAX is a compact, self-installed cutting system ideally suited for prototyping and relatively low volume cutting of almost any material under two inches thick. The ProtoMAX brings all the versatility benefits of large abrasive waterjet cutters in a sleek and economic package that’s perfect for small job shops, engineering classrooms, makerspaces, and personal use.
In 2017, the OMAX Corporation achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This latest edition of the ISO 9001 quality management standard covers design, development, production and service and ensures the company has a process for continuous improvement in all four areas.
OMAX’s abrasive waterjet technology provides a flexible and beneficial alternative to more conventional machining. Abrasive waterjet machines accurately cut simple to complex shapes from virtually any material and thickness significantly faster than traditional CNC machining techniques. Furthermore, the cold-cutting process of waterjet machining eliminates thermal stress in the workpiece material, preventing the hardening and warping that often occurs during conventional cutting processes.
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