About Us

OMAX History

OMAX is committed to producing precision abrasive waterjet systems. We have over 350 man years of high-pressure technology knowledge at OMAX. We continually update our software and hardware, so our JetMachining Centers are never obsolete. These frequent upgrades ensure that-as the technology evolves- your system can evolve along with it, helping you realize the best return on your business investment.

Timeline
  • 1993 
    • OMAX first introduced a JetMachining® Center Model 2448 specifically for the general machine shop environment 
    • OMAX led the industry by developing the first PC Controller specifically for abrasivejet machining with built-in abrasivejet expert system
  • 1994
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 2652 introduced 
  • 1995
    • Patent granted for Machine Tool Apparatus and Linear Motion for the Machine Tool: 5,472,367
  • 1996
    • Patent granted for Motion Control with Precomputation: 5,508,596
    • OMAX developed their technical support "Hot Line" technical support center 
    • MAXJET®3 Nozzle introduced 
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 2652A introduced 
  • 1997-1998
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 55100 introduced 
    • P2040 pump begins development 
    • OMAX Layout Software for Windows released 
  • 1999-2000
    • Patent granted for Motional Control for Quality in Jet Cutting: 5,892,345
    • P2040V Direct Drive Pumps introduced
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 2626 introduced 
    • P3050V Direct Drive Pumps introduced 
    • MAXJET4® Nozzle introduced 
  • 2001-2002
  • 2003
  • 2004 - 2005
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 2626 | xp introduced, the "extreme precision" machining center 
    • OMAX introduces the 3055V Direct Drive Pumps for the 2626 | xp
    • Patent granted for Automated Fluid-Jet Tilt Compensation for Lag and Taper #6,922,605 B1
    • OMAX installed its 1000th machine 
    • OMAX awarded the Frost and Sullivan Product Value Differentiation Award 
    • OMAX awarded an NSF SBIR Phase I grant for developing a flash abrasive-waterjet for mitigating piercing damage to delicate materials 
  • 2006
    • Collision Sensing Terrain Follower introduced 
    • OMAX FABRICATOR JetCutting Center introduced 
    • OMAX received two SBIR/STTR Phase I awards from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense for developing low-cost waterjet precision machining of hydrogen production components and advanced ceramic matrix composites 
    • OMAX awarded an NSF SBIR Phase II grant for developing a prototype of the flash abrasive-waterjet (FAWJ - Patent Pending) for mitigating piercing damage
  • 2007
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 60120 introduced 
    • OMAX JetMachining Center Model 5555 introduced
  • 2008
    • OMAX 80X Series JetMachining Centers introduced, Models 80X and 80X-1 Intelli-TRAX®
    • DualPUMP Package with redundant 30 hp or 40 hp option introduced 
    • OMAX Rotary Axis introduced 
    • Generation 3 software upgrade released 
    • OMAX recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America 
  • 2009
    • MAXIEM® Waterjet line introduced with JetCutting Center Models 1515, 1530, 2030, and 2040
    • MAXJET®5i Nozzle and OMAX 7/15 Mini MAXJET®5 Nozzle introduced 
    • Patent applied for System and Method Including Feed-Forward for Driving Travel with a Synchronous Motor
    • OMAX sold its 2000th machine 
    • OMAX A-Jet introduced
    • OMAX 120X Series introduced 
  • 2010
  • 2011 
    • Intelli-MAX Version 17.0 released
    • OMAX 120X Series models introduced, 120X-3 and 120X-4
    • MAXIEM Dual Nozzle Kit introduced
    • VS-SRS introduced
  • 2012
    • Intelli-MAX Version 18 and Version 19 released
    • OMAX makes the Inc 500/5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for 2nd time
    • OMAX featured on NBC Nightly News
    • MAXIEM 2000 Series introduced
    • Intelli-VISOR System Monitoring introduced
    • OMAX increased its worldwide reach with over 70 nations covered by its distributor network
  • ...more good things to come