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Why buy an OMAX JetMachining® Center
Why buy an OMAX JetMachining® Center
OMAX Corporation is the global leader of precision engineered, computer- controlled abrasive waterjet systems
|Total Solutions Provider of Waterjet Systems|
OMAX® Corporation is the global leader in designing and manufacturing precision engineered, computer-controlled, multi-axis abrasive waterjet systems. The precise OMAX JetMachining® Centers and versatile MAXIEM® JetCutting Centers feature patented motion control, fast cutting speeds, and the intuitive Intelli-MAX® PC-based software with detailed system monitoring and innovative CAD features such as parametric shape functionality.
Designed and built in the USA at the OMAX Campus and starting at just $69,000, OMAX and MAXIEM waterjets feature advanced direct drive pump technology and the largest array of accessory options available, including the A-Jet® bevel cutting head, the Rotary Axis, and the Tilt-A-Jet® taper removal cutting head. OMAX Corporation also provides a comprehensive worldwide service and support network to keep your machine at peak operating performance.
Kent, Washington, October 17, 2012 – OMAX Corporation, the leading total solutions provider of the world’s most advanced abrasive waterjet technology, recently named German-Gulf Enterprises Ltd. its new distribution partner for the Middle East. German-Gulf will sell and support premium OMAX JetMachining® Centers and versatile MAXIEM® JetCutting Centers in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman.
Established in 1974 with its main office, service workshop and showroom located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, German-Gulf Enterprises offers a wide range of products and services, including a welding and cutting division that has specialized in waterjet technology for more than a decade.
Known for its high levels of service and support throughout the regions it serves, German-Gulf Enterprises employs more than 400 employees and its service workshop is well equipped with German standard tools and ultra modern test benches. The company also relies on its highly experienced and well-trained service team to increase the service life of repaired machine components, which minimizes downtime and gives customers a competitive edge.
According to Steve Ulmer, vice president of international sales for OMAX, among the main reasons OMAX Corporation selected German-Gulf Enterprises as a distribution partner was for its highly respected reputation in providing excellent customer support and engineering services.
"Because German-Gulf takes an engineering-based approach to system integration, I am confident they will be able to successfully engage OMAX and MAXIEM customers throughout the Middle East on emerging technology and solution ideas for boosting productivity and profitability," Ulmer noted.
OMAX has international distributors in 50 countries, and this new partnership demonstrates the company’s commitment to expanding its global reach and increasing the availability of its high-speed, precision-engineered technology in the Middle East. By offering the broadest range of table sizes, pumps, accessories, software and support on the market, OMAX Corporation offers everything manufacturers and job shops need to gain a competitive advantage in today’s challenging global marketplace.
To learn more about OMAX Corporation and German-Gulf Enterprises Ltd., please visit www.omax.com and www.german-gulf.com, respectively.
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Kent, Washington, September 6, 2012 – OMAX Corporation, the leader in the design and manufacture of advanced abrasive waterjet machines and accessories, was recently named to Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. This marks the second time OMAX has earned a spot on the coveted list, which is developed annually by Inc. to recognize and celebrate the success of growing companies.
On this year's list, OMAX Corporation ranks 202nd as the fastest growing company in the manufacturing industry and 4,511th overall, having experienced 21 percent business growth between 2008 and 2011. During the same time period, the company added 44 jobs and now employs 240 individuals.
"It is an extreme honor for us to once again be recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America," said Dr. John Cheung, CEO of OMAX Corporation. "OMAX's growth stems from our team's hard work and dedication to continuously develop and support new and improved abrasive waterjet technologies that meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of manufacturers worldwide."
Given the stagnant economic environment between 2008 and 2011, it is a particularly notable achievement for all of the companies that made the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list. In addition to achieving impressive growth rates, companies named to the list have created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.
"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is," says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. They must also have required minimum revenues for 2008 of $100,000 and $2 million for 2011.
For a complete listing of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, visit: www.inc.com/5000.
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Bridge-Style Waterjet Machine Increases Processing Speed
Equipped with a 50-hp EnduroMax pump and Tilt-A-Jet cutting head, Omax’s bridge-style 60120 JetMachining center is well-suited for a variety of industry segments.
Waterjet Designed for Shops with Limited Floor Space
The 5555 JetMachining center from Omax is a cantilever-style abrasive waterjet machine suited for facilities with limited floor space.
The Promise of Waterjet Technology for Micromachining
The potential benefits of using waterjet technology to produce parts or part features smaller than 300 microns are compelling. Developers and researchers are getting close to breaking the barriers that stand in the way of micromachining in the 150- to 200-micron range and below.
A Preview of Houstex 2013
This slideshow provides a sneak peek at some of the technologies that will be on display at Houstex 2013.
Bridge-Style Waterjet Cuts Complex Parts
The 60120 JetMachining center from Omax is suitable for a range of production runs across industries including aerospace, energy and medical.
A Technology Sampling from FABTECH 2012
Here are a few technologies spotted at the 2012 edition of Fabtech, the annual metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.
Omax Expands Headquarters
Omax Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced abrasive waterjet machines and accessories, has expanded its Kent, Washington facility with a 22,000-square-foot building, bringing the campus to 130,000 total square feet spread across three buildings. The company says several years of growth necessitated the expansion, which represents the largest addition to the campus since its opening in 1999.
Mobile Site Provides Quick Contact with Reps
Omax has launched mobile websites for its Omax and Maxiem product lines.
Waterjet Features Advanced Software Suite for Six-Axis 3D Machining
The Omax 80X JetMachining center is a bridge-type center with an X-Y cutting travel of 13 ft., 4" × 6 ft., 8".
Waterjet Technology Moves Further into 3D
Visitors to Omax's booth can learn how Intelli-MAX 18 waterjet machines support up to six axes of coordinated motion (X, Y and Z, two tilt and one rotary).
Abrasive Waterjet Technology for Part Processing Precision
Omax Corporation will demonstrate its Omax 80X-1 DualBridge JetMachining Center and its Maxiem 1530 and 0707 JetCutting Centers.
Waterjet Enables Efficient Machining
The 5555 JetMachining center from Omax is suited for a range of production runs, prototype development and just-in-time manufacturing.
Omax Boosts Chinese Staff Amid Increased Demand
Waterjet manufacturer Omax Corporation has appointed James Fikse as regional manager for China, a position in which he will use more than 30 years of project management experience to further enhance the company’s market position in that country. Chinese demand for the company’s multi-axis abrasive waterjet systems has increased since it entered that market four years ago, so improving the company’s support network in that country is critical, says Steve Ulmer, vice president of international sales.
Omax, ICAM Collaborate on CAM Interfaces
Omax (Kent, Washington) and ICAM Technologies Corporation (Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada) are working together to provide NC post-processing software that easily connects Omax and Maxiem waterjet machines with all major CAD/CAM systems, including CATIA, ProE, Siemens NX and Mastercam. According to the companies, combining Omax’s Intelli-Max waterjet control software with ICAM’s NC post-processors will enable users to benefit from the sophisticated features common to high-end 3D CAD/CAM packages.
Shop Capitalizes on Water Over Wire
Two abrasive waterjet systems from Omax provide a cost-effective alternative to wire EDM and enable this shop to take on new work.
Waterjet Offers Precision, Speed, Flexibility
Omax’s 60120 JetMachining Center features a high-efficiency pump and a motorized Z axis.
Omax and Mazak on CNBC
A report on CNBC today about the challenge of finding skilled manufacturing employees drew on the viewpoints of machine tool suppliers Omax and Mazak.
Machining Center Cuts Large Parts
Omax’s 80X JetMachining center is designed to cut large parts.
Line Offers Range of Options
The 2000, 3000, and 4000 series waterjets are the latest additions to the JetCutting lineup from Maxiem, a division of Omax Corp.
Omax Helps Judge Future Inventions at Georgia Tech
Steve Brown of waterjet equipment supplier Omax (Kent, Washington) recently served as a guest judge at Georgia Institute of Technology’s latest Capstone Design Expo, a culmination of 40 mechanical and biomedical student projects from the school’s mechanical engineering senior design course. Each team of four to five students worked together to define a project, perform research, develop a design and fabricate, test and refine a prototype.
Waterjet Website Enhances User Experience
Maxiem Waterjets, a division of Omax Corp., has updated its website, maxiemwaterjets.com, to improve navigation and ease of use.
Abrasive Waterjet Handles Large Stock
The 60120 JetMachining Center is the smallest of the company’s bridge-style waterjet machines.
Omax Sponsors Winning FIRST Robotics Team
The team from Aviation High School in Des Moines, Washington won the Creativity Award in the FIRST Championship, a robotics competition hosted in St.
Large-Format Machining Center
The 80X JetMachining center from Omax is designed to cut a variety of materials, including ceramics, composites, plastic, glass and stone, as well as metals such as aluminum, tool steel, stainless steel, mild steel and titanium with an accuracy of motion ranging to ±0.003" (0.076 mm).
Pump Technology Increases Operating Life
The company says the EnduroMAX direct-drive waterjet pump provides double the operating life of previous pumps and enables faster part processing, lower operating costs and easier maintenance.
In Waterjet, Fast Cutting Found at Lower Pressure
Testing compared abrasive waterjet machining of steel and aluminum at different levels of pump pressure.
Terrain Following Capabilities for High Angle Waterjet Cutting
Omax has combined its Terrain Follower and the A-Jet tilting waterjet head.
Omax Secures Large Government Order
Waterjet manufacturer Omax announces the U.S. governments purchase of several of its JetMachining Centers, an order amounting to more than $2 million.
Pump Provides Increased Operating Life
Available for Omax’s JetMachining Centers, the EnduroMAX pump is said to provide increased operating life, faster part processing, and reduced operating costs and maintenance compared to previous designs.
Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...
Waterjet Pump Increases Operating Life
The EnduroMAX pump, which is designed for Omax JetMachining Centers, is said to double operating life, decrease part processing time, lower operating costs and ease maintenance.
Abrasive Waterjet Innovations
Designed with an X-Y cutting travel of 165" × 80" (4,191 × 2,032 mm), the 80X JetMachining center is equipped for large-scale precision machining of larger parts or multiple parts from materials including metal, composites and stone.
Large-Scale Abrasive Waterjet Machining
Omax Corporation’s 120X JetMachining center is designed for large-scale abrasive waterjet requirements common to aerospace, petroleum and food processing industries, as well as equipment fabricators.
Waterjet Reduces Setup Time
The Maxiem 1515 features a 30-hp, direct-drive pump capable of 50,000 psi and an Intelli-MAX Basic control.
High-Performance Abrasive Waterjets
Omax’s Maxiem 1530 waterjet is equipped with a 30-hp, direct-drive, 50,000-psi pump. The machine features an X- and Y-axis traction drive system that is designed to handle an abrasive environment.
Waterjet Drives Engineering Innovation
In NASCAR, machinists and engineers who work behind the scenes are often just as important as skilled drivers. Omax’s 55100 JetMachining Center abrasive waterjet has helped one team maintain its competitive edge by improving flexibility and productivity.
Entry-Level Waterjet Cuts Various Materials
Omax introduces Maxiem, an entry-level brand of waterjets manufactured entirely in the United States. The company says the new machines were introduced to meet demand for basic abrasive waterjet equipment and to make this technology available to a broad base of users.
Entry-Level Abrasive Waterjet Line
The Maxiem brand of basic abrasive waterjets from Omax is intended to meet international performance standards while offering differing specifications from other Omax products in order to broaden the market for abrasive waterjets. This entry-level line of waterjets is geared toward fabrication shops, metal service centers, trade schools and job shops, as well as architectural, sign, stone and gasket shops.
The 60120 JetMachining center is said to be ideal for quickly and accurately cutting large or multiple parts from stock ranging to 5 × 10 ft (1. 5 × 3 m). The system features a 600-lb abrasive delivery feed system as well as a traction drive that enables faster traverse speeds.
Waterjet Manufactures Precision Medical Parts
Omax’s 2626|xp is suited for the manufacture of precision medical instruments and devices, which are usually made of titanium or stainless steel and require high accuracy and quality surface finishes, the company says. The waterjet can machine a variety of additional materials, including plastics, glass, ceramics and composites. Featuring a positioning accuracy of ±0.
Air Force Reaps Waterjet Benefits
Alternatives to conventional machining methods continue to gain a foothold in the marketplace, and the U. S. Air Force is not oblivious to this trend.
Zero Taper In Abrasive Waterjet Cutting
Abrasive waterjet machines use a high-velocity beam of water and abrasive particles to cut thick materials. This "floppy tool" has a tendency to cause tapered edges during cutting. Omax's IntelliMax software and Tilt-A-Jet technology is capable of producing zero taper without adversely affecting machining speeds. IntelliMax controls the cutting paths to ensure that the machine is operating at the highest possible speeds at all times. The Tilt-A-Jet can position the nozzle at the angle calculated by the software to offset the natural taper from the waterjet. The tapering effect is moved to the scrap side of the parent material, thus leaving square edges (zero taper) on the part.
EDM For The Long Run
To manufacture large quantities of similar parts, a Georgia machine shop has found that wire EDM is the ideal process.
Washington Manufacturer Finds Abrasivejet Machining Cost-Effective Cutting Answer
OMAX manufactures the JetMachining center--a state-of-the-art, integrated system consisting of a high-accuracy motion controller, an ultra-high-pressure pump, an abrasivejet delivery system, and a two-axis machining table.