OMAX Abrasive Water Jet Cutting Machine

  • THE ALL-NEW GLOBALMAX

    Essential world-class capabilities without compromise

  • WHO IS OMAX?

    Ultimate Cutting Machine.

  • WHAT CAN WATERJET CUT?

    Cuts Virtually Any Material.

  • WHAT IS WATERJET CUTTING?

    Learn. Explore. Decide.

  • Truth in Waterjet

    Learn how OMAX machines offer superior cutting performance

What is waterjet cutting?

Waterjet machining utilizes a high pressure stream of water to erode a narrow line in the stock material.  It has the ability to cut almost any material while maintaining high precision. To cut a wider range of materials from tool steel to titanium to foam, a granular (typically garnet) abrasive is added to the waterjet, increasing the cutting power.

Ease of Use Ease of Use
High Precision High Precision
Fast Turnaround Fast Turnaround
Cuts Variety of Materials Cuts Variety of Materials

OMAX abrasive waterjet technology gives you the power to pass your competition and grow your business and profits.

system

system

Maximize your production capabilities with a finely tuned machine that integrates pump technology and software performance unlike any other in the industry.

OMAX

Maximum capability with the widest accessory compatibility.  Learn more »

Maxiem

Configured for your business with broad accessory compatibility.  Learn more »

GlobalMAX

Value abrasive waterjet with essential accessory compatibility.  Learn more »

software

Our easy-to use Intelli-MAX software offers lightning-fast programming and extraordinary power and performance. Precise cutting motions and the fastest cutting speeds in the industry will help you optimize part cutting and increase your productivity.

The Rest of the Story: Software’s Effect on Cutting Speed »

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pump

Our direct drive pump technology provides 30% more nozzle horsepower than intensifier pumps with the same motor power. This added power means you can produce parts faster and at a lower cost. Learn more about OMAX EnduroMAX and MAXIEM Direct Drive pumps.

Customer Stories

  • Jacquet Italaglio, part of Jacquet Metal Service Group, Italy

    Jacquet Italaglio, part of Jacquet Metal Service Group, Italy

    I chose an OMAX waterjet after comparing the results from actual tests done on different brand machines. OMAX proved to be much faster and more efficient than the competition. We got the same part quality from each machine, but the OMAX cut it in much less time.

  • Diamond Stainless, Australia

    Diamond Stainless, Australia

    Our waterjet has absolutely transformed the business. Before the introduction of our MAXIEM waterjet, it would take us at least an hour to cut hear part. It now takes a matter of minutes.

  • Hexagon, Brazil

    Hexagon, Brazil

    Hexagon found the OMAX Intelli-MAX software easy to use and started to cut production parts with the OMAX within a few days after installation. With the OMAX 5555, Hexagon found they could cut 15-20 mm thick stainless steel and maintain a precision of 20.mm, with no need for secondary finishing. The OMAX has helped Hexagon to reduce its cost per part.

  • Techaids, India

    Techaids, India

    The inclusion of OMAX abrasive waterjet technology into Techaids of India's production facility has expanded its customer base dramatically. The flexibility of waterjet production means that no job is too small or too large. As their managing director, Mr. HM Singh notes, their client base comes from all segments, government, education, and commercial: "a student is our client for his room name plate, a state minister for his house architectural cutting, and a business house for its engineering cutting." 

  • Sjömarkens Industrisvets AB, Sweden

    Sjömarkens Industrisvets AB, Sweden

    Two of the major advantages of being an abrasive waterjet shop in our area include having the ability to take on excess work. The other advantage is our ability to turnaround projects very fast. In the three years we’ve owned the OMAX machine, it's common for me to work 19-hour days because of our workload. We can’t do panic jobs on our mill or laser. You cannot draw directly from a milling or laser computer, those machines require a designated drafter to translate drawing files.

  • UCLAN, England

    UCLAN, England

    The University of Central Lancashire is dedicated to providing its students with the tools and experience they need to develop their careers. Recently, they decided to add the MAXIEM Precision JetMachining Center to their workshop because, “we came to better realize the merits of a waterjet such as ease of use and flexibility in of the huge variety of materials and thicknesses it can cope with." Adding the MAXEIM resulted in new opportunities and that helped the UNCLAN students to develop valuable engineering design skills.

  • University of British Columbia’s Engineering Physics School, Canada

    University of British Columbia’s Engineering Physics School, Canada

    At the Engineering Physics School, students are encouraged and allowed to rack up quality shop time through actual machining experience. In particular, the faculty appreciated the accessibility and ease-of-use of their OMAX 2652 JetMachining Center to their undergraduates. With some basic orientation and instruction on a waterjet, a beginner can machine parts within half an hour of introductory training.

  • BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre, Canada

    BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre, Canada

    We came to the realization that waterjet was a critical tool for efficient prototyping for several reasons, It's faster, easier to set up and operate and handles more materials than traditional machine tools. Waterjet capabilities can be extended substantially for prototyping with the application of some inexpensive related tools, notably a press brake, a spot welder, and in-house powder coating.

  • Steel Industries, New Guinea

    Steel Industries, New Guinea

    Steel Industries was tasked with replacing a broken crane part. With the crane located across the island, the normal lead times for replacing a part in that remote area was around three weeks. The crane owner traced the broken part and faxed it to Steel Industries, where they took that drawing and imported it into the Intelli-MAX Software Suite and created the CAD file for the MAXIEM to cut. While it was cutting, the crane owner took a helicopter to an airfield and then flew a small plane to Port Moresby to pick up the part.

Typical Users & Applications

Job Shops

Our easy-to-use abrasive waterjets add to your shop’s capabilities to cut or machine a variety of materials to the speed and precision demanded by a range of industries

  • Cut a wide range of materials, including metals, composites, stone, ceramics, hard rubber and glass
  • OMAX machines enable up to 6-axis cutting, accommodate a range of workpiece sizes, and offer versatility to fulfill orders ranging from prototyping to production
Job Shops

government

Our waterjet systems provide local and national governments, from fire departments to military units, with flexible solutions that save time and money.

  • Easy-to-transport and operate mobile machines for rapid field repair
  • Quickly machine a wide range of materials from tough metals to exotic alloys
government

education

Whether for training or research, our waterjets serve as learning tools for high school, trade school, college and university engineering and physics labs.

  • Fast setup and intuitive software are perfect for the rapid prototyping of experimental concepts and designs
  • Range of table sizes, including small-footprint machines ideal for smaller facilities
  • Expand research potential with micromachining
education

aerospace

From landing gear to controls to space exploration, our high-precision, multi-axis abrasive waterjets are ideal for the aerospace industry.

  • Quickly produce stronger, lighter components
  • Easily cut difficult-to-machine materials, including exotic alloys, titanium, aluminum and composites, without thermal distortion
aerospace

architecture

Our abrasive waterjets simplify architectural design and production, from granite countertops to outdoor facades and signage.

  • Simply and accurately cut complex shapes and inlaid patterns
  • Cut a wide range of materials, including stone, concrete, ceramics, hard rubber and glass
architecture

energy

Our abrasivejet solutions add versatility and speed in parts production for energy vehicles, vessels, and pilings as well as drill tips and downhole components.

  • Machine a range of materials from stainless steel to exotic materials efficiently and cost effectively with nesting and common line cutting capabilities
  • Advanced 3D capabilities allow for easy tube and pipe welding prep
energy

medical

Our waterjet solutions provide the precision required for medical manufacturing applications, from prosthetics to device components.

  • Reduce cycle times with tight tolerances and fast cutting speeds
  • Produce medical components, from titanium to stainless steel, from computer-designed patterns
medical

transportation

From engine components for race cars to suspension brackets to gears for vehicles or trains, our waterjets offer advanced solutions to the transportation industry.

  • Cut precision parts from a range of materials, including aluminum, steel and carbon fiber
  • Reduce cycle times with no complex tooling changes
  • Maximize productivity by stacking sheets and nesting parts
transportation

OMAX Can Cut

metal

OMAX waterjet machine cuts all grades of steel and produces a smooth edge with no burn marks, cracking or excess burrs. OMAX waterjets easily cut stainless and hardened tool steel, aluminum, titanium, and a host of exotic metals that prove difficult to cut with other tools or processes.

metal

glass

OMAX has the capability to perform a low pressure pierce that automatically switches to high pressure mode to continue the tool path. This means that even the most brittle glass can easily be pierced to create a starting point and still be cut at maximum speed.

glass

composite

OMAX waterjets cut carbon fiber-reinforced plastics to glass-reinforced plastics quickly and cleanly. There is no need to change tooling or process restrictions due to heat buildup because of the "cold cutting" inherent to abrasive waterjet.  The lack of heat affected zones means no melting or impact requiring secondary processes and no hazardous fumes.

composite

stone

OMAX can cut all stone products, concrete, and consumer grade ceramics cleanly and quickly and our software can enable you to easily produce intricate, customized designs.

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Abrasive Waterjet Solutions

Wherever you are, we are invested in your success.

In more than 60 countries, OMAX provides strong after sales service with our advanced support network of international distributor partners as well as country-specific technical support teams. It puts unmatched engineering expertise, applications development, spare part services and comprehensive training in close proximity to all of our customers around the world.

GLOBAL SERVICE & SUPPORT GLOBAL SERVICE & SUPPORT

Technical support and customer service teams with decades of abrasive waterjet support and know how- to our customers.

EXTENSIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT EXTENSIVE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Extensive in-house R&D and engineering team with hundreds of years of combined waterjet technology experience.

NON-INTEGRATED EQUIPMENT NON-INTEGRATED EQUIPMENT

All OMAX Machines are designed, manufactured and tested at our facility in Kent, Washington.

WORLD-CLASS TRAINING WORLD-CLASS TRAINING

OMAX provides our customer with a variety of on-site and online training courses to ensure successful machine operation and lower operating costs.

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Over 20 years of experience

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