The OMAX 5555 Jetmachining Centre
The Model 5555 JetMachining Center cuts complex flat parts out of most materials including metal, plastic, glass, ceramic and composites directly from a CAD drawing or .DXF file.
JetMachining is ideal for short-run part production, just-in-time manufacturing, tooling and prototype part development.
No tool changes or complex fixturing reduces setup times by at least 50%.
Machines a wide range of materials and thicknesses.
Does not create heat affected zones or mechanical stresses.
Rapid setup, no tool changes are required.
Minimal fixturing required.
Leaves behind a satin smooth edge, reducing secondary operations.
No noxious gases, liquids, or oils are used in (or caused by) the machining process.
Completes most work below 80 dBA for submerged cutting.
Why is abrasivejet machining suddenly becoming so popular?
If abrasivejet machining has so many clear advantages, why is it only now becoming popular?
The answer lies not in the abrasivejet process, but in controlling the process. Until now, using an abrasivejet has required a combination of complex programming skills and experienced operators.
The linear speed of the abrasivejet nozzle must be varied for changes in the shape of the part. Abrupt changes in speed or excessive speed can result in poor quality.
In the past, using abrasivejet machining required manual development of a program to control speeds along the tool path.
Even the best program, however, also needed an experienced abrasivejet operator to control the speed of the abrasivejet.
As the abrasivejet moved along the path, the operator would manually adjust the speed of the abrasivejet nozzle to optimize the machining process.
If the speed was too fast, edge quality and accuracy suffered. If it was too slow, accuracy and time would be lost.
If the abrasivejet nozzle went through a corner too quickly, a poorly formed, or incomplete cut could result.
As a result, abrasivejets were reserved for low-tolerance large runs, where hundreds of parts were created with a well-tested program,
or for materials that couldn't be machined in any other way.
But this was before the OMAX® JetMachining® Center with its unique Intelli-MAX® control system simplified the process,
and made the power of abrasivejet machining available in an easy-to-use tool.
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)