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Waterjet a Big Hit in Technical Schools

23 September

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Waterjet cutting machine technology is unbeatable in terms of its speed and the high quality output it produces. As a result, it’s very popular in the manufacturing and engineering industries – but lately, it’s been getting attention from the education sector too.

At Headland, one of our primary focuses is supporting the education sector.  Making sure students have access to technology to spark enthusiasm and to learn, can only benefit the industry for the future.

One of the technologies which fits perfectly within this scope is the Protomax Abrasive Waterjet by OMAX.  Abrasive waterjet systems are an incredibly versatile technology which can produce any shape you require from any material you wish to cut.

We are seeing a lot of tafes and technical schools incorporating the machine into their workshops mainly due to their:

  • ease of use
  • practicality
  • wide scope of application

We recently featured in Bendigo Tech School’s weekly publication:

ProtoMAX Tech School

Here is our STEAM Technical Officer Matt showing off our newly installed OMAX ProtoMAX Waterjet cutter.

The waterjet cutter is fast becoming a staple of industries that use hi-tech materials. It’s safer than a plasma or laser cutter and doesn’t create heat when it cuts, therefore it can be used to cut materials such as carbon fiber composites and titanium.

The coolest thing about a waterjet cutter is that it can cut through anything! Given enough time it will cut a diamond in half!

We will be using the waterjet cutter to create prototype parts for our students accurately and safely in a whole range of materials.

For further information about waterjet cutting technology, download our comparative pocket guide here.

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