OMAX® Corporation today announced the launch of their new GlobalMAX® 1508 and 2040 abrasive waterjets, extending the GlobalMAX line of reliable and practical machines capable of cutting virtually any material. The GlobalMAX 1508 offers a compact footprint and cutting area for rapid prototyping. The GlobalMAX 2040 can accomodate large sheets of material for cutting large parts or multiple smaller nested parts.
At EMO Hannover 2017, OMAX® Corporation will showcase the newly released GlobalMAX 1530 abrasive waterjet, in Hall 15, Stand E93. The GlobalMAX line brings value-priced abrasive waterjets with the OMAX guarantee to the global market. The OMAX 60120 and the latest generation MicroMAX abrasive waterjet systems will also be on display during the show, held September 18-23 in Hannover, Germany. Visitors will see live cutting demonstrations on all three waterjets and time studies run on the control software by software experts.
At Austech 2017 in stand 555, Headland Machinery Pty. Ltd. will showcase the versatility and high precision cutting capability of the MAXIEM® 1530 abrasive waterjet with an A-Jet cutting head. As an effective alternative to conventional machining operations, abrasive waterjet cutting provides an efficient way to process parts from virtually any material and a wide range of thicknesses with no heat-affected zone. The Austech show will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center 9-12 May and is Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition.
To stay competitive, shorten lead times, and increase the markets they can serve, many laser job shops are adding abrasive waterjets to their machining equipment inventory. To uncover why the relatively new waterjet cutting method is gaining popularity with these traditional machining shops, let’s first take a look at how each technology works.