Kent, Washington (PRWEB) January 13, 2009
OMAX Corporation, the industry leader in abrasive waterjet machining, is pleased to announce the sale of 16 units of its 55100 JetMachining® Center to the United States Air Force. The sale, estimated at $3.75 million, was completed in partnership with Phillips Corporation - Federal Division, OMAX's distributor exclusively dedicated to providing manufacturing machinery and solutions to federal government.
The Air Force selected waterjet technology over conventional machining methods after an evaluation revealed a variety of advantages, including:
- 20% waste reduction
- Up to 80% reduction in production time
- 60% reduction in tooling expense
- Increased operator safety
The 55100 JetMachining Center was chosen for its ability to meet the Air Force's specifications for performance, accuracy and reliability. Designed to machine large parts, the 55100 accommodates sheets of material up to 5 feet x 10 feet and can cut complex flat parts from a wide variety of materials used in high precision machining. 15 of the 16 machines will be operated in the continental United States.
OMAX is committed to developing cutting-edge technology and innovative software to ensure each customer enjoys the benefits of the industry's best abrasive waterjet machines and accessories. As a result, each OMAX product comes with the OMAX Technology Guarantee, which provides software upgrades for all existing customers at no additional charge.
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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