Waterjet OMAX 80X
We have recently purchased the OMAX 80X Series in addition to our Dynatorch CNC Plasma machine. We chose add the OMAX 80X Series waterjet because of the high-quality finish over other waterjets and plasma machines, as well as the abilities the machine has over the Plasma machine.
Unlike plasma machines, waterjet machines are able to cut non-conductive materials such as ceramic, glass, plastic, and wood. This allows us to cut a wider variety of items with greater precision. Since waterjet machines are able to cut non-conductive materials, they also have no heat affected zones.
One of the reasons why we chose the OMAX 80X Series Waterjet Machine is because it leaves behind a satin-smooth edge after cutting, eliminating the need to go over the material to smooth it out, like you would have to after a plasma cut. With the greater capabilities that the OMAX 80X Series provides, we are also able to create 3D pieces from the waterjet with the A-Jet, a multi-axis cutting head, which can cut beveled edges, angled sides, and countersinks.
Our fabrication department here at Western Fence Company is continuing to flourish and this is one of the many machines we have added to our facility in order to give our customers a custom piece of quality work. The waterjet machine opens up many possibilities in designing gates, fence, railing, and several other items.
When it comes to cutting metals with precision and accuracy, a waterjet is the top choice! Waterjets utilize high pressure streams of water to cut a narrow line in the stock material. 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. Because the abrasive is added at the nozzle, it is simple to switch between water only and abrasive waterjet cutting. This flexibility greatly enhances the versatility of a waterjet machine.