November 09, 2020
2 min read

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Waterjet Cutter

High pressure waterjet technology has been around since the post-World-War-II-era because of its fast cutting and precision. Today, education institutions rely on its efficiency, versatility and intuitive programming to provide students with real-word experience in using industrial-quality equipment. Waterjet cutters are powerful tools and we want to make sure you’re prepared when bringing it into your school or university.

Here are 5 things to know before buying a waterjet cutter:

  1. Regular mechanical maintenance will be needed, including pump oil changes, water filter changes, swivel seal replacements, and garnet removal
  2. You’ll need a solid electric connection to run the machine and the computer that goes along with it. For example, the ProtoMAX Waterjet Cutter requires 230-240 VAC.
  3. The machine runs on water, so it needs to be accessible to a consistent water supply and drain
  4. Instructor training is needed. For instructors new to the machine, training is available for the design software and machine set-up and operations. For experienced instructors, training on advanced classroom application is recommended.
  5. You will need to provide consumables to use with the machine. Student’s creativity thrives with hard stones like marble, titanium metal, and carbon fiber.

If you’re considering buying a waterjet cutter, take a look at the ProtoMAX Waterjet Cutter. For almost 30 years, its manufacturer, OMAX, has been perfecting the complex process of waterjet cutting. It cuts through almost any material, including metal, ceramic tile, glass, granite, carbon fiber, and rubber.