Rayotek Scientific Inc's New Water Jet Cutter - Higher Precision, Faster Turn-Around

SAN DIEGO, California - Rayotek Scientific Inc.'s new, custom configured OMAX Water Jet Cutting System is now installed, tested and fully operational.

The new OMAX® JetMachining® Center was purchased specifically to meet customer's ongoing needs for high-precision, low-cost and quick-turn shaping of sapphire, fused quartz, fused silica, glass and ceramics. The 4-axis system will provide the ability to manufacture complex shapes quickly, with high precision and minimal waste. The System completely replaces traditional grinding technologies which are far more time-consuming and costly.

Rayotek, in partnership with OMAX, configured the OMAX® JetMachining® Center with maximum structural rigidity, customized software and precision optical positioning technology. The machine is designed to optimize accuracy in shaping hard, brittle materials and to provide repeatable accuracy for the cutting of patterned products. The new water jet system can also be used for rapid fabrication of specialized tooling and molds to meet quick turnaround demands.

"As customer requirements have evolved and Rayotek's business has expanded, the need for faster tool making, rapid prototyping and manufacturing flexibility has become a necessity. Over the past 12 months Rayotek has partnered with OMAX to configure the JetMachining® Center to ensure the precise shaping of our specialty materials - sapphire, fused quartz, fused silica, ceramic and glass." said Bill Raggio, Rayotek's founder and CTO.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Work Envelope

Cutting Length (X-axis) 52 in 1321 mm
Cutting width (Y-axis) 26 in 660 mm
Material thickness (Z-axis) 8 in 203 mm
Minimum thickness (Z-axis) <0.001 in 0.025 mm

Accuracy of Motion *
Over 1 foot travel ±0.0015 in ±0.040 mm
Repeatability ±0.0005 in ±0.013 mm
Squareness 0.0005 in/ft 0.040 mm/m
Straightness 0.0005 in/ft 0.040 mm/m

* Machine accuracy is determine by design, material and thickness and is non-standard to OMAX 2652 typical accuracies.

About Rayotek

Since 1992 Rayotek has engineered and manufactured sapphire, glass, fused quartz and fused silica products, enabling world class companies to bring cutting-edge products to market. Rayotek's expertise is creating solutions for complex customer needs and leading projects from the conceptual stage, through engineering and design, to final manufacture. A few of the customers that have benefited from Rayotek's expertise and commitment include: 3M, Apple, Applied Materials, ConMed, KLA Tencor, Boeing, Siemens, Sony and Xerox.

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Jessica Yadley

Rayotek Scientific, Inc.


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