OMAX WATERJET Omax is the industry leader in precision abrasive waterjet Cutting. The Omax JetMachining® Centers simplifies waterjet machining and places an easy-to-use tool in the workplace. Omax machines are known for the best quality Waterjet parts and the easiest software to use
MAXIEM WATERJET Maxiem is an abrasive waterjet cutting system starting at $70,000 with an X-Y table containing Intelli-TRAX™ traction drive technology and a Motorized Z-Axis. The proven high-pressure direct drive pump technology waterjet machine runs at 50,000 PSI and is available in 20 and 30 horsepower options. All Maxiem waterjets feature Intelli-MAX® Basic, a control containing the core functionality of OMAX’s critically acclaimed software.
KMT WATERJET Since 1971, KMT Waterjet Systems has been producing high preassure pumps, cutting heads, abrassive systems and replacement parts for all types of waterjet cutting units. KMT Waterjet is the ideal partner for complete waterjet cutting solutions and equipment.
PAR SYSTEMS WATERJETPAR Systems’ Vector® Waterjet Cutting System is a fully integrated five axis waterjet cutting system using KMT Waterjet intensifiers to produce high pressure water to cut virtually any material. Five axes of integrated motion allow cutting of complex parts and provides the cutting head to maintain tool normality to the part surface maintaining part accuracy.
WHAT IS WATERJET?
Abrasive Waterjet have been used in the industry since 1982. Before abrasive water jet cutting, there were waterjets which have been in use since 1970 with water only.Waterjets are used by industries such as the automotive, aerospace, and glass industries to create precision parts from virtually any material.
An abrasivejet pressurizes water and then forces it through a small sapphire or diamond orifice. Garnet abrasive is then pulled into this high-speed stream of water, and mixed with the water in a long composite carbide mixing tube. A stream of abrasive-laden water the mixing tube. This jet of water and abrasive is then directed at the material to be machined. The jet drags the abrasive through the material in a curved path and the resulting centrifugal forces press the particles against the work piece. The water jet cutting action is a grinding process, but rather than using a solid grinding wheel, the forces and motions of the cutting action are provided by water.
WATERJET TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Job Shops: Produce a wide variety of short-run parts
Wire EDM Shops: Save valuable machine time where waterjet machines tolerances are acceptable.
Laser Shops and Aerospace Industry: Work with materials that are affected by heat (such as titanium, and aluminium) or materials that laser can not cut (such as thicker metal or composites).
Prototype and R&D Shops: Work directly from CAD drawings.
Maintenance and Repair Shops: Quickly produce one-off parts.
Original Equipment Manufacturers: Control Just-in-Time inventory requirements.
Metal Fabricators: Offer "clean edge" plate work, such as brackets, machine parts and weldments.
Architectural Fabricators: Lets you create complex designs in glass, stone, tile and metal with Water jet cutting.
Waterjet Specialty Shops: Makes parts with higher tolerance than any other waterjet system.
Industrial Manufacturers: Minimize scrap when working with expensive materials.