OMAX® Corporation Celebrates 20 Years of Waterjet Innovation
The makers of OMAX JetMachining® Centers and MAXIEM JetCutting® Centers recently celebrated their 20th anniversary.
The makers of OMAX JetMachining® Centers and affordable, high-performance MAXIEM JetCutting® Centers celebrated 20 years of continuous innovation in abrasive waterjet technology.
OMAX Corporation (Kent, WA) recently celebrated 20 years of continuous innovation in abrasive waterjet technology with a special event. The event featured the latest advancements in waterjet machining as well as technical sessions, live cutting demonstrations and tours of the company’s recently expanded manufacturing factory.
During the anniversary event, the OMAX introduced 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 machines. The firm 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 sq ft building added to the campus extends the company’s training, research and development, and engineering efforts. Currently, the campus encompasses 130,000 sq ft of space spread across three buildings.
“Over the past two decades, OMAX has brought together the leading innovators and experts in abrasive waterjet technology to meet the diverse and changing needs of manufacturers across all industry segments,” said John Cheung, chief executive officer of OMAX Corporation.
“And while the past 20 years have been an amazing journey, we look forward to continuing our commitment to providing our customers with the best possible technology, service and support for growing their businesses.”