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As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Omax Launches Online Tool for e-Commerce, e-Learning
The Digital Customer Dashboard is intended to streamline the customer service and parts-purchasing process.
Waterjet Handles Metals, Composites, Non-Tempered Glass
Omax will display its 80X JetMachining Center, designed to quickly and accurately cut a range of materials and thicknesses for large-scale components and multi-part projects.
Omax Engineer Receives Fellowship from American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Darren L. Stang received the fellowship award for his leadership in the area of high-pressure technology in ASME’s Pressure Vessel and Piping (PVP) Division.
Abrasive Waterjet Minimizes Vibration, Enhances Accuracy
Omax is presenting the latest model of the MicroMax abrasive waterjet featuring accuracy-enhancing upgrades and expanded accessory compatibility.
Omax Adds Two Eastern U.S. Distributors
Mid Atlantic Machinery and Southern States Machinery will sell and support Omax’s waterjet machines to the Mid and South Atlantic regions.
Omax Appoints Vice President, Marketing
Stephen Bruner brings nearly 20 years of B2B marketing experience.
Growing the Waterjet Job Shop
The flexibility, capability and precision of the abrasive waterjet cutting process was the perfect match for this entrepreneur’s imagination, drive and boldness.
Waterjet’s Efficient Pump Strengthens Abrasive Stream
The 80X JetMachining Center on display from Omax processes large, complex components or multiple parts in various materials and thicknesses with high speed and precision.
Waterjet Toolpath Software Imports Various CAD Formats
Omax’s Intelli-Max abrasive waterjet cutting software suite automatically optimizes tool paths for the company’s waterjet machines to create precision parts faster and at lower costs.
August 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Waterjet
Click through the slideshow for machines, accessories and software related to waterjet machining.
Omax Hires Sales Manager, Asia
William Wei will support customers in Asia, bringing long trans-Pacific sales experience.
Rotary Axis Enables Six-Axis Waterjet Cutting
Omax offers its 60120 JetMachining Center, designed for cutting complex parts from materials such as advanced composites, exotic alloys and traditional metals.
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May 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Micromachining
From cutting tools to waterjets, this slideshow highlights equipment suitable for micromachining.
Waterjet Cuts Delicate, Complex Patterns
Omax’s MicroMax JetMachining Center is capable of cutting micron-level parts or features from materials including exotic metals, composites, polymer thermoplastics and glass.
Waterjet Center’s Drive System Delivers Faster, Smoother Motion
Omax’s Maxiem 1515 JetMachining Center offers cutting travels ranging from 2.6" × 2.6" to 53.5" × 13.5".
CAM Software Enhances AWJ as an Additive Process
Intelli-CAM from Omax Corp is especially tailored for the needs of AWJ machine users. This CAM software provides features that support additive manufacturing applications.
Software Suite Optimizes Waterjet Paths
Omax has released Intelli-Max 21, the latest version of its software suite for Omax JetMachining Centers.
Houstex 2015 Preview Slideshow
Click through the slideshow to see a selection of technologies to be displayed at Houstex in advance of the February 24-26 trade show.
November 2014 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Laser & Waterjet Machining
Click through the slideshow to view new equipment for laser and waterjet machining.
New OMAX Dashboard Gives Customers the Ultimate in Service and Support
OMAX Corporation recently launched its new Digital Customer Dashboard. This customer-centric digital initiative allows the company to further strengthen its service and support as well as streamline the overall parts-purchasing experience for customers.
OMAX meticulously developed its Customer Dashboard, which features the company’s new Marketplace e-commerce interface, to provide customers a personalized, all-encompassing and convenient digital support experience. In today’s business world where late nights and weekends are typical, the dashboard caters to the hectic schedules of OMAX customers that can range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups to job shops – all with constantly changing needs and priorities.
“OMAX support options extend to fit our customers’ schedules,” said Stephen Bruner, vice-president of marketing at OMAX. “We continue to develop easy to use tools that help operators and owners get the most out of their waterjet cutting systems.”
At the portal, an intuitive dashboard greets customers who can then easily access part order status, service cases, manuals, e-learning materials and account management tools. Unmatched in the industry, OMAX’s E-learning resource provides convenience and flexibility for customers to obtain valuable employee training on a schedule and at a pace that works specifically for them.
After setting up their own personalized OMAX accounts, customers can also download/activate software. Plus, there is a new channel to engage, one-one-one with OMAX customer service if questions and/or concerns arise.
At the OMAX Marketplace, customers can order from over 1,000 high-quality genuine parts for OMAX and MAXIEM model abrasive waterjet machines any time day or night. The Marketplace is easy to use and also provides a quick and convenient way to re-order consumables.
Mirroring the look and operability of leading consumer e-commerce sites, OMAX’s Marketplace centers on ease of use, convenience and responsiveness. As a clean, well-organized interface, the OMAX Marketplace makes it easy to find needed replacement parts – searchable by part name, number or category. Customers can check the status of existing orders, view their order history and account balances.
The company’s comprehensive product portfolio consists of quality-built machines that feature the most intuitive control software and efficient pump technology in the industry—making it easy to cut all types of materials and shapes in the fastest, most economical way possible.
Machines are available in a wide variety of table sizes and price points and can be paired with a number of advanced accessories to accommodate every possible application requirement, from prototype makers cutting titanium to high-volume parts manufacturers processing steel.
Through its highly trained global support network, OMAX Corporation backs its equipment with unmatched service and support to ensure customers stay as productive and profitable as possible in an ever-evolving marketplace.
MAXIEM 1530 with A Jet
MAXIEM 1530 Provides Waterjet Cutting Versatility and Value
OMAX Corporation's MAXIEM 1530 JetMachining Center with an A-Jet multi-axis cutting head brings versatility and value to job shops, fabricators, metal service centers and others that need a quick, efficient way to process parts from a wide range of workpiece materials and thicknesses.
Well suited for prototype development or full-scale production, the 1530 has a table size of 12' 2" x 5' 8" and is one of eight next-generation MAXIEM machines designed to deliver the best price-performance ratio in advanced abrasive waterjet technology.
A diamond-integrated MAXJET 5i Nozzle allows the machine to accurately cut parts of different shapes and sizes within a 10' x 5' 2" X-Y cutting travel area. A programmable Motorized Z-Axis with up to 12" of travel ensures the precise positioning of the nozzle for an overall boost in productivity and part quality.
The Intelli-TRAX linear drive system on the 1530 utilizes brushless servo motors, integrated servo drives and high precision linear encoders to provide constant and continuous feedback on the actual cutting head position. The drive system moves the nozzle in a fast, smooth manner along the X-Y axis, resulting in an accuracy of motion as tight as +/- 0.003".
The 1530’s all-in-one controller computer with a 23" screen uses a Windows operating system to run the company’s proprietary Intelli-MAX Software Suite that makes it easy for users to create quality parts faster and at a lower cost than if they were to use a competitive product. As the “brains” of the machine, the controller manages the nozzle movement and abrasive flow.
Intuitive control software within Intelli-MAX calculates the precision of the velocity of a tool path at over 1,000 points per inch, allowing for complete control over the motion of the abrasivejet and enabling rapid machining. Built-in programming tools and cutting models within the software automatically optimize the 1530’s tool paths when creating 2D and 3D parts, thus providing users with precise machine behavior predictability as to the cutting speeds, taper, jet lag and other abrasivejet factors for those tool paths.
As a function of the software, Intelli-VISOR SE System Monitoring comes standard with the 1530 so users can effectively monitor routine maintenance parameters such as the machine’s pump pressure and abrasive levels to help minimize downtime.
Available in 20, 30 and 40-horsepower options, the direct drive pump on the 1530 is engineered for optimal efficiency. It provides continuous 50,000-psi operation and delivers up to 85 percent of its electrical input power to the cutting nozzle. The pump features a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) that regulates electricity input, reduces power consumption at startup as well as controls output flow rate and pressure. As a result, users benefit from more cutting power per kilowatt and faster cutting speeds than if they were to use a comparable-sized machine with an intensifier pump.
A wide variety of optional accessories are available for use with the 1530 so that it can accommodate a broad range of production requirements. Such options include an A-Jet multi-axis cutting head for 5-axis machining and taper compensation, Rapid Water Level Control for quiet, clean submerged cutting and a Collision Sensing Terrain Follower for working with uneven surfaces. These accessories can be paired with the machine at the time of purchase or installed at a later date based on need.
Overall, abrasive waterjet technology is a great alternative to conventional machining operations. Not only do waterjet machines cut faster than traditional metalworking equipment, they apply a cold-cutting process that eliminates heat-affected zones so users never have to worry about their workpiece materials hardening or warping. Abrasive waterjet machines also leave behind smooth part edges that reduce the need for secondary machining.
MicroMAX JetMachining Center
OMAX MicroMAX Named Finalist for Prestigious R&D 100 Awards
The OMAX MicroMAX JetMachining Center has been named a finalist by R&D Magazine in the field of Mechanical/Materials for the magazine’s highly regarded 2016 R&D 100 Awards. Such a nomination places OMAX among an elite community of companies and individuals dedicated to the advancement of science and technology.
The MicroMAX has expanded abrasive waterjet cutting technology into the meso-micro machining world and is capable of producing extremely tiny high-precision parts in virtually any material. With its announcement, R&D Magazine recognizes that the innovative qualities of the MicroMAX stand out in a field of many other equally advanced technologies.
"This was a very strong year for research and development across various markets, led by many outstanding technologies that broadened the scope of innovation,” said R&D Magazine Editor Anna Spiewak. “We are honored to recognize these products and the project teams behind the design, development, testing and production of these remarkable innovations and their impact in the field. We look forward to celebrating all of these achievements in Washington, D.C., in November.”
The R&D 100 Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of Invention,” continue to identify newly introduced revolutionary technologies. Since 1963, these awards have recognized and celebrated the top technology products of the year.
Past winners have included innovative new materials, high-energy physics, sophisticated testing equipment, manufacturing equipment, biomedical products, consumer items and chemistry breakthroughs that cover industry, education and government-sponsored research.
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