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Best Paper award for OMAX

October 2018

Dr. Axel Henning (OMAX’s Director of R&D), Pete Miles, and Ernst Schubert (both senior mechanical engineers at OMAX), have received the Best Paper Award at the 24th International Conference on Water Jetting 2018. The three engineers collectively wrote the paper titled ‘Effects of Particle Fragmentation on Performance of the Abrasive Waterjet’.

“The paper is a study in cutting performance from an abrasive particle size perspective,” said Pete Miles. The study found “…the portion of larger particles decreases significantly with higher pressures and the amount of fines that have no significant impact in the cutting process increases substantially.” The award-winning paper showcased how, at higher pressures, abrasive breaks apart to a finer dust before exiting the nozzle, resulting in reduced cutting power.

The 24th International Conference of Water Jetting was hosted by the BHR Group and took place in Manchester (UK) on 5-6 September 2018. This year’s conference was advertised as “a technical programme that ensures water jetting technology continues to develop with a sound engineering basis”. The conference showcased the innovators in water jetting technology discussing everything from pure research to case study. The article has been published in the 24th International Conference on Water Jetting 2018 book, published through BHR Group. 

Based in Kent, Washington (USA) OMAX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of advanced abrasive waterjet systems. Owner of the OMAX, MAXIEM and GlobalMAX brands, the company designs waterjet systems that feature intuitive software, efficient pump technology and a wide range of accessories.


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