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OMAX earns ISO 9001:2015 certification

March 14, 2017

Kent, Wash.-based OMAX® Corp. has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. The company manufactures OMAX and MAXIEM® brand abrasive waterjet...

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Jet Edge appoints engineering manager

February 24, 2017

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has promoted Michael Wheeler to engineering manager. He has served as the company’s R&D engineer for more than 10 years. Wheeler graduated from Michigan Technological University and worked in the auto industry before joining the...

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PRG Prototyping adds waterjet cutting machine

February 2, 2017

PRG Prototyping, a prototype development and manufacturing company, has installed an ultrahigh-pressure waterjet cutting machine at its facility in Pittsburg, Kan. This new equipment will be used for 2-D profile cutting of components from sheet materials.The 12- by 6-ft. waterjet machine cuts steel...

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TECHNI Waterjet names business controller, internal sales coordinator

January 31, 2017

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., a manufacturer of 2-D and 3-D waterjet cutting systems, has named Ashley Nickels as the new business controller and Jessica Cartwright as internal sales coordinator for the company’s North American operations. Nickels has a background in human resources...

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OMAX receives 2016 Tibbetts Award for microabrasive waterjet technology

January 24, 2017

On Jan. 10, 2017, OMAX® Corp. was one of 37 companies to receive the Tibbetts Award at the White House. The award is given to small businesses and individuals by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition of innovative R&D of transferrable technology. Kent, Wash.-based OMAX...

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OMAX launches dashboard for customer service, support

November 17, 2016

Kent, Wash.-based abrasive waterjet machine manufacturer OMAX Corp. has launched its digital customer dashboard for customer service, support, and parts purchasing. The dashboard features the company’s new Marketplace e-commerce interface that offers more than 1,000 genuine parts for OMAX and...

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Missouri University of Science & Technology wins WARDJet waterjet

November 9, 2016

Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Mo., has installed a WARDKit 5x5 waterjet cutting system at its Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center. The machine was won by a student team that participated in WARDJet’s Build It! Challenge at the 2016 International Manufacturing...

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OMAX MicroMAX named finalist for R&D 100 Award

October 27, 2016

Kent, Wash.-based OMAX has announced that its OMAX® MicroMAX® JetMachining® center has been named a finalist in the mechanical/materials category for R&D magazine’s 2016 R&D 100 Awards. The awards recognize newly introduced revolutionary technologies.The machine has expanded abrasive waterjet...

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Report predicts robotic waterjets, high-definition plasma will drive metal cutting market

October 19, 2016

In its new report, "Global Metal Cutting Machine Tools Market 2016-2020,” Dublin-based Research and Markets predicts the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.41 percent through 2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the demand for metal cutting machine tools from the various...

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OMAX employee named ASME fellow

October 13, 2016

Abrasive waterjet system manufacturer OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., has announced that Darren L. Stang, principal systems engineer, has been elevated to the grade of fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of his outstanding engineering achievements.Stang joins an...

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Bourn & Koch acquires Diamond Technology Innovations

October 6, 2016

New York-based Alleghany Capital Corp. has announced that its subsidiary Bourn & Koch Inc., a provider of spare parts and machine tool consumables, has acquired Diamond Technology Innovations Inc. (DTI), a manufacturer of waterjet orifices and nozzles in Olympia, Wash. Ted Jernigan remains...

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Jet Edge installs waterjet system at Murrco Fabrication

September 30, 2016

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., has installed a precision CNC waterjet cutting system at Murrco Fabrication Inc., a Franklin, Tenn.-based provider of metal fabrication services and manufacturer of competition tool carts for auto racing teams.Powered by a Jet Edge iP55-50C intensifier pump, the...

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WARDJet announces winners of Build It! Challenge

September 28, 2016

WARDJet, Tallmadge, Ohio, has announced the winners of its Build It! Challenge, a waterjet build-off competition between students and industry professionals held at IMTS 2016. Grand-prize winners received waterjet systems valued at more than $200,000. On the professional side, John Mullet of...

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Hypertherm recognized for outstanding safety and health practices

September 22, 2016

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has received OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star recognition for its manufacturing facility in Lebanon, N.H. All seven of the company’s New Hampshire manufacturing locations now are designated VPP...

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Study reveals largest end users of waterjet cutting machines through 2020

September 14, 2016

According to a new market study released by London-based Technavio, the global waterjet cutting machine market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 8 percent through 2020. Gaurav Mohindru, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on engineering tools, said, “The forecast period is likely to...

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