This page contains information relating to the OMAX waterjet cutter.
Important Safety Reminders
- DO NOT use the machine unless someone has trained you to use it properly.
- NEVER put your hands near the nozzle if the pre-charge pump is on. Always turn off the pre-charge pump when the jet is not in use.
- NEVER put your hands near the slats without wearing cut-resistant gloves.
- In case of injury, call 911, and take one of the injury treatment instructions cards located to the left of the OMAX computer with you to the hospital.
- Protective eyewear is required while using the waterjet.
- The waterjet phone number is 617-384-6746.
- Training - The things you should learn when getting a waterjet lesson
- Startup - A checklist of how to start up the machine and begin cutting
- Tricks and Tips
- Authorized Users
Talk to Steve Sansone (sansone@fas), Elizabeth, or Max about purchasing waterjet stuff. If something breaks on the waterjet, don't just walk away! Fix it, or let someone know.
- Garnet: Garnet abrasive is purchased from Barton Mines. Email Cammie Simms (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a quote. The cost is roughly 0.25/lb, and we order 4400 lbs at a time.
- Clamps: The clamps used to hold parts in the basin are called Quick-Grip Bar Clamps/Spreaders. They can be ordered from McMaster (see last section of link)
- Waterjet Parts: Nozzles, mixing disks, jewels, foam muffs, etc. can be ordered directly from OMAX or Barton Mines.
- Nozzles (a.k.a. Mixing Tube): McMaster 4165A17, or Barton WO300766
- Mixing Chamber Disc: Barton WO303566
- Orifice Kit: Barton WO304352
- Sacrificial Material: Any material will do, so a cheap alloy of aluminum may be your best bet. Item 88685K51 from McMaster is good, for example.
- Nozzle spacing shim: The nozzle-material spacing should be about 75 mils (0.075 in, or about 2 mm). Item 97235K165 from McMaster works.