OMAX Corporation to Display Metal Forming & Fabricating Solutions at FABTECH 2008

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OMAX® NEW 80X Large Format JetMachining Center will be showcased at FABTECH 2008. The 80X is the ideal waterjet cutting machine for large format metal, composites, and stone cutting applications.

OMAX® Corporation's booth at the 2008 FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show will showcase a variety of solutions ideal for metal forming and fabricating. The newly released 80X JetMachining® Center with Intelli-TRAX, one of the most accurate large format machines in the company's line of JetMachining Centers, will be featured alongside OMAX's Model 2652 with Rotary Axis in booth 3257. FABTECH will take place in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 6 - 8.

Designed with a footprint of 265" x 152" (6731 mm x 3861 mm), the 80X JetMachining Center is ideal for large scale precision machining of larger or multiple parts out of a variety of materials, including metal, composites and stone. Not only does the machine feature the innovative Intelli-TRAX traction drive for higher accuracy and an expanded cutting envelope to 20' but it is also equipped with OMAX's Terrain Follower, an accessory designed to automatically and accurately cut parts from materials with irregular or warped surfaces without the need for special programming.

The 80X will be demonstrated with OMAX's Tilt-A-Jet cutting head, an innovative system that allows for virtually zero taper in most materials. When the system is in use, software automatically calculates and offsets the natural taper that results from the abrasivejet. The taper is moved from the part to the scrap, leaving parts with perfectly square edges.

OMAX will also equip the 80X with its Dual Pump Package, a fully integrated system that utilizes two P4055V pumps to produce unprecedented cutting speed and power and a significant reduction in machining time compared to previous cutting models. Available in a flexible footprint, the package operates on the 3rd generation cutting model of OMAX Intelli-MAX® Software, which is designed to accommodate cutting at 80 hp.

Visitors to booth 3257 will also see demonstrations on the 2652 JetMachining Center, the flagship model of OMAX's product line. Well known for its quick turnaround, the 2652 is ideal for short-run part production, prototype development and just-in-time manufacturing, providing fabrication and metal forming shops with efficient, precision machining without the hassle of tool changes, complex fixturing or heat-affected zones.

The machine will feature a Rotary Axis, which uses a robust, waterproof rotary head to cut 2D parts with incremental index rotations. The Rotary Axis allows users to cut pipe, circular or radiused materials from pre-existing CAD drawings or .DXF files using a wide range of materials, including stainless and mild steel, without heat-affected zones.

OMAX believes in manufacturing the best machines and accessories possible with the best software available, and works to continually develop cutting-edge technology and innovative software for its customers. As a result, each OMAX product comes with the OMAX Technology Guarantee, which provides software upgrades for all existing customers at no additional charge.

About OMAX
Headquartered in Kent, Washington, OMAX ® Corporation is the leading manufacturer of precision abrasive waterjet systems. Each OMAX JetMachining® system is powered by the company's innovative control software, bringing affordable abrasivejet technology to an expanding and diverse group of industries. For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800.838.0343 or visit http://www.omax.com.

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