OMAX Corporation was established in 1993 to commercialize a new motion control technology that is particularly useful in abrasivejet machining. The founders, Dr. John Olsen and Dr. John Cheung are both leading experts in the field of waterjet technology, and Dr. Olsen developed the first high-pressure intensifier pump in the early 1970's. OMAX has well over 200 man-years of waterjet experience within our organization.
OMAX was established to take advantage of a patented motion control technology described as "Compute First--Move Later." This technology uses the computer to calculate the velocity of a tool path at over 2,000 points per inch, allowing complete control over the motion of an abrasivejet, and allowing for precise, rapid machining.
OMAX has collaborated with some of the brightest minds in the engineering field today, including Dr. Alex Slocum, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Slocum is widely recognized for his contribution to research and design of high precision manufacturing equipment. He and Dr. Olsen worked together to develop the OMAX JetMachining® Center.
OMAX is a leading provider of precision-engineered, computer-controlled, two-axis abrasivejet systems for use in the general machine shop environment. Dr. Cheung and Dr. Olsen saw even greater potential in applications using abrasivejets in the average machine shop, if programming the fluidjet's behavior could be made simple. To that end, OMAX developed a patented easy-to-use "Compute First - Move Later" expert system and built it into the JetMachining Center's controller. Dr. Olsen was also instrumental in the development of the more efficient crankshaft high-pressure water pump.
The OMAX JetMachining Centers are sold through a well-established and growing network of distributors. Each distributor has already been successful in sales and service of conventional machine tools and is carefully selected for the ability to provide superior customer service before, during, and after the sale. In addition, OMAX Service Technicians are available for expert installation, training, maintenance, and repair assistance.
OMAX is the leading provider of precision abrasivejet machining systems in the general machine shop environment.