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Omax unveils advancements in waterjet-based micromachining

News International-French

25 Sep 2013

With its  MicroMAX JetMachining Center, Omax proves the speed, versatility and accuracy of abrasive waterjet technology applied to the cutting of parts or part features smaller than 300 microns from a wide range of materials, including exotic metals, advanced composites, polymer thermoplastics and glass.

Good for prototype development and production runs, the MicroMAX is a rigid machine with a table size of 2 feet 4 inches by 2 feet 4 inches and an X-Y cutting travel of 2 feet by 2 feet. It utilizes advanced high-precision linear encoders, innovative vibration isolation and intuitive software control systems to achieve a position repeatability of 2.5 microns (0.0001”) and a positioning accuracy of approximately 15 microns (0.0006").

The MicroMAX comes equipped with a high precision 7/15 Mini MAXJET5i nozzle that features a 0.007” orifice and 0.015” mixing tube combination for quickly and accurately cutting delicate, complex patterns. Because it forms a jet stream carrying an extremely fine abrasive, the nozzle can produce a kerf as small as 0.015”. The machine also has advanced pressure controls for piercing delicate materials.

Because waterjet-based machining is a coldcutting process, it eliminates thermal stress in the workpiece, preventing hardening and warping. This machine also enables manufacturers across all industry segments to accomplish quick turnaround of accurate parts without the hassle of tool changes or complex fixturing, as well as achieve smooth surface finishes without the need for secondary machining.

About Omax
Omax Corporation designs and manufactures advanced abrasive waterjet technology in a variety of table sizes and price points at its headquarters in Kent, Washington. Backed by unmatched support and powered by the company’s intuitive control software, Omax JetMachiningCenters and Maxiem JetCutting Centers bring affordable performance to a continuously expanding range of industries.

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