OMAX celebrates 25 years of waterjet technology

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OMAX Corporation, makers of the OMAX, MAXIEM, and GlobalMAX JetMachining centres as well as the new ProtoMAX, is celebrating 25 years of leading waterjet technology.

A special event is taking place at OMAX’s Kent, Wash. campus today featuring 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 revolutionise 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.

OMAX Corporation’s 225,000ft2 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 and see where OMAX’s largest waterjet machines are assembled in addition to how direct-drive pumps are built.

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.





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