OMAX Begins Shipping Personal Abrasive Waterjet Systems

ProtoMAX® is designed for prototyping, light industry, technical education, artists and the maker movement

KENT, Wash., December 18, 2017 – OMAX Corporation announced it began shipping its ProtoMAX product to customers. The new ProtoMAX abrasive waterjet is a compact, self-installed cutting system ideally suited for prototyping and relatively low volume cutting of almost any material around 1" thick. The system brings all the versatility benefits of large abrasive waterjet cutters in a sleek and economic package that is perfect for small job shops, engineering classrooms, makerspaces and personal use. It is also a handy addition for large shops and fabricators that need occasional waterjet capabilities to complement their other cutting systems.

OMAX manufactures the ProtoMAX at the OMAX facility in Kent, Washington, and all parts are designed to work together as a complete, integrated system.

“Shipping the ProtoMAX is the culmination of nearly five years of product development,” said Stephen Bruner, vice president of marketing at OMAX Corporation. “Our early customers represent a spectrum of users from education to prototyping to small scale production.”

Customers placing orders can expect the ProtoMAX to ship within two to four weeks. Those interested in purchasing the ProtoMAX should place orders directly on The site includes design ideas, specifications, frequently asked questions and a community section to support ProtoMAX enthusiasts.

About OMAX Corporation

Based in Kent, Washington, OMAX Corporation is the leading manufacturer of advanced abrasive waterjet systems. Owner of the OMAX, MAXIEM, GlobalMAX and ProtoMAX brands, the company designs and manufactures complete waterjet systems that feature intuitive software, efficient pump technology, and a wide range of accessories. The ISO 9001:2015 certified 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


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