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Waterjet Cutting

We own two Omax Waterjet Cutting Machines that have a cutting envelope 60 inches by 120 inches and 55 by 100 inches. The Omax machine pumps water to 50,000 psi resulting in an abrasive jet of sand and water exiting the mixing tube at roughly the speed of sound. We can cut hard materials such as titanium up to ten inches thick! The machine allows complex cutting of virtually any material such as hardened tool steel, aluminum and titanium; exotics including carbon fibre, ceramic, Inconel and composites; or architectural materials such as marble, granite, glass, tile and stone.  Tolerance and accuracy is within +/-.003 inches and waterjet cutting leaves no burrs or Heat Affected Zone (HAZ). Please provide us your .dxf files, CAD files or scanned images for a free quotation.

Waterjet Quality

There are five different quality levels when using the Omax Water-Jet machining centre. Smoothness and precision increase as you go from quality one to five.


For quality one, the material is cut the fastest with the lowest edge quality. For quality five, the material is cut slowest with the best edge quality. As a default, we often quote quality level three but there can be up to a 5 times cost savings between the different quality levels. Some materials can only be cut with levels 3-5.

Our estimators can help you choose the correct quality level.Shown below is a visual example of the material cuts using different settings:


The Tilt-A-Jet represents the latest OMAX innovation in the continuing search for more accurate abrasive water jet machining. The Tilt-A-Jet lets the OMAX JetMachining Center achieve virtually zero taper with most materials. The Tilt-A-Jet can position the nozzle at an angle calculated by the software to exactly offset the taper from the abrasivejet. Taper doesn't disappear--it just gets moved to the scrap part of the material, leaving your part with exactly square edges.


Check out our brochure for some images of cut parts. (waterjet_cutting.pdf 644KB)

OMAX Model 55100

Machine Dimensions

Footprint 155" x 94" (3937 mm x 2388 mm)
Weight 8000 lb (3629 kg)
Height 118" (2998 mm)
Operating Weight 22,000 lb (10,000 kg) (with water in tank)

Work Envelope

X-Y Travel 100" x 55" (2540 mm x 1397 mm)
Table Size 126" x 65" (3200 mm x 1650 mm)
Material Supported Slats 4" x 1/8" Galvanized Steel


Computer Control System

Hardware: Personal computer
Control Software: Integrated CAD/CAM system directly uses .DXF files

Drive Description

Accuracy of Motion at 70° F

Ball Bar Circularity (Over 12")
At Max. Traverse Velocity ±0.003" (±0.08 mm)
Repeatability ±0.002" (±0.051 mm)
Squareness 0.002" per ft (0.17 mm/m)
Straightness 0.003" per ft (0.25 mm/m)
Backlash 0.0007" max. (0.018 mm)


180 inches per minute standard (4572 mm/min)

Electrical Requirements

3-Phase, 380-480 VAC ±10%, 50-60 Hz


40 horsepower; 55,000 psi

Noise Level

Below 80 dBA for submerged cutting