OMAX Awarded for Micro Abrasive Waterjet Technology
They receive the Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
OMAX® Corporation (Kent, WA) was one of 37 companies to receive the prestigious Tibbetts Award at the White House. The award is given to small businesses and individuals by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA; Washington, DC) in recognition for innovative research and development of transferrable technology. OMAX received the award for their outstanding technological innovation in the area of micro abrasive waterjet technology, culminating in the MicroMAX® JetMachining® Center.
Dr. Peter Liu, the senior scientist and creator of the waterjet, was at the ceremony in Washington to receive the award for the company. “Receiving this award is truly an honor,” he said. “It’s great to be recognized for the MicroMAX, which was commercialized based on µAWJ technology.” The system is one of the industry’s most precise abrasive waterjets, with a positioning accuracy of less than five microns that is capable of cutting extremely small parts in virtually any material. The advanced Tilt-A-Jet cutting head on the machine allows for taper-free edges and rapid cutting speeds.