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The 55100 JetMachining Center cuts complex flat parts out of virtually any material including metal, plastic, glass, ceramic and composites directly from a CAD drawing or .DXF file. This machine is ideal for short-run part production, just-in-time manufacturing, tooling and prototype part development. This system does not require tool changes or complex fixturing thereby reducing cost.

The 55100 is one of OMAX's two large-footprint abrasivejet machines, built to accommodate large parts or multiple parts. Model 55100 can handle sheets of material up to 5' x 10'.

Anewco, located in Tucson, Arizona provides state-of-the-art abrasive waterjet cutting and machining services. Abrasive water-jet can be used to cut virtually any material ranging from hard brittle materials such as ceramics, metal and glass to extremely soft materials such as foam and rubber.

We have 2 large capacity OMAX Waterjet machines capable of cutting from sheets or plate up to 6’ x 12’. See our Equipment/Capabilities page for more details on our machines.

Anewco's Waterjet capabilities include:

· CAD & Solid Works
· Material Procurement
· Electronic File Transfer
· Trace Drawing from Part or PDF
· Rapid Turnaround Time
· Post Waterjet Finishing
· Complex Shapes
· Narrow Kerfs
· Assembly
· Inspection
· Quality Reports
· Shipping/Delivery

What is water jet cutting?
Although water jet is often used, most modern systems are abrasive water jets. Water jets were developed in the 1970's for cutting. However, the materials and part thickness were very limited. It was not until the 1990's that big advances occurred by adding an abrasive to the water jet stream. By adding abrasive, virtually any material can be cut with thicknesses of up to 5 to 6-inches.

With abrasive water-jet water is pressurized to levels of up to 40,000 psi to produce the energy required for cutting. The water is focused through a nozzle where abrasive is added to create the extremely high-energy cutting stream. The water is moving so fast that the cutting head body must be cooled to avoid the water overheating the nozzle.