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.
For the great majority of waterjet owners in the U.S. and Canada, the answer is “no”. More than 90% of the water than comes from a city’s water supply in these countries can be used in an abrasive waterjet without any treatment. For those areas that fall into the exception, waterjet owners can save significant time and money by conditioning the water, no matter what brand of waterjet machine they’re running.
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.
At HOUSTEX 2017 in booth 2621, OMAX Corporation will demonstrate how its JetMachining Centers, advanced Intelli-MAX Software Suite and world-class training and support bring versatility and value to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including oil and gas. As an effective alternative to conventional machining operations, abrasive waterjet cutting provides a quick, efficient way to process parts from a wide range of workpiece materials and thicknesses.
Compared to other cutting methods, the sideways forces of abrasive waterjet cutting are low and the downward force is concentrated to a small area. What many new waterjet operators are unaware of is that the jet drives a significant amount of air into the catcher tank that causes the water to bubble under the workpiece. That bubbling can easily lift the material and move it sideways.
In the world of abrasive waterjet cutting, the nozzle is where all the proverbial magic happens. It’s here that the high-pressure water makes its way to a jewel orifice that focuses the water into a thin beam. The water beam then enters the mixing tube where the cutting abrasive is introduced to the stream. The water and abrasive then exit the nozzle, ready to cut.
OMAX Corporation will highlight how the company’s abrasive waterjet technology is engineered to provide successful cutting solutions to the manufacturing industry at IMTS 2016. OMAX will have live cutting demonstrations in booth N-6228 to showcase how quickly their JetMachining Centers produce high-precision parts from virtually any material. Visitors can watch 3D and taper-free parts being cut from various material types and thicknesses without the need for any tool changes.