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Omax Corporation celebrates 20 years of waterjet innovation

News International-French

13 Aug 2013

Omax Corporation, makers of high-precision JetMachining Centers and affordable, high-performance Maxiem JetCutting Centers, is celebrating 20 years of continuous innovation in abrasive waterjet technology.

Dr. John Cheung and Dr. John Olsen founded Omax in 1993, having found a way to transform the waterjet machining process. A new type of motion control technology and proprietary software allowed for the development of the first truly affordable waterjet system to offer fast, precise and consistent results. Today, the company continues to shape the future of waterjet machining with its diverse, highly advanced product solutions that offer the broadest range of table sizes, pumps, accessories and software on the market.

At the occasion of its 20 years anniversary, Omax organize an event at its campus in Kent, Wash. on Aug. 20, 2013. During the event, the company will introduce enhanced capabilities of the company’s Intelli-MAX Software Suite. In the past year alone, the company has made great strides in improving 3D part-processing operations via its intuitive Intelli-MAX Software. The company continually updates this software to further benefit its customers, offering free upgrades for as long as they own their Omax machines. The company has also developed new accessories such as the Intelli-VISOR System Monitoring Package that increases the efficiency and uptime of its JetMachining Centers by overseeing the status and performance of the machines through the entire cutting process.

Moreover, the company’s abrasive waterjet technology provides a flexible and beneficial alternative to conventional machining operations. 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.

Last fall, Omax completed the largest expansion of its Kent-based manufacturing campus to date. It is here the company designs, builds and supports its Omax and Maxiem product lines. The new 22,000-square-foot building added to the campus extends the company’s training, research and development, and engineering efforts. Currently, the campus encompasses 130,000 square feet of space spread across three buildings.

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