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OMAX Receives 2016 Tibbetts Award for Micro Abrasive Waterjet Technology

Press release date: Jan 26, 2017

KENT, Wash., January 26, 2017 — On January 10, OMAX® Corporation was one of 37 companies to receive the prestigious Tibbetts Award at the White House. The Tibbetts Award is given to small businesses and individuals by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognition for innovative research and development of transferrable technology. OMAX received the award for its outstanding technological innovation in the area of micro abrasive waterjet technology, culminating in the MicroMAX® JetMachining® Center.

Dr. Peter Liu, Sr. Scientist at OMAX and creator of the MicroMAX abrasive waterjet was at the ceremony in Washington D.C. to receive the award for the company. “Receiving the 2016 Tibbets Award is truly an honor,” said Mr. Liu. “The MicroMAX, commercialized based on µAWJ technology, was named a Finalist of the 2016 R&D 100 Awards. At OMAX, we strive to produce high-precision, easy-to-use waterjet machining systems, and research and development is a critical component to achieving that objective. It’s great to be recognized for our R&D work at such a high level.”

The MicroMAX is the industry’s most precise abrasive waterjet with a positioning accuracy of less than five microns. The machine is capable of cutting extremely small parts in virtually any material. The advanced Tilt-A-Jet cutting head on the machine allows for taper-free edges and rapid cutting speeds.

About OMAX Corporation

Based in Kent, Washington, OMAX Corporation is the global leader in advanced abrasive waterjet systems that cut virtually any material and thickness with unmatched speed and accuracy. Owner of the OMAX and MAXIEM® brands, the company provides a comprehensive selection of abrasive waterjet systems that feature intuitive software controls and incorporate the most efficient pump technology available. In developing its machines, the company designs, manufactures, assembles and tests components as a complete system to ensure optimum performance. The company also has the most comprehensive service and support network in the waterjet industry to keep its customers ahead of the manufacturing curve. For more information, visit OMAX.com or connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.