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To get access to the necessary software and training videos, you'll need to register for access to the Omax site at
 
To get access to the necessary software and training videos, you'll need to register for access to the Omax site at
 
  https://auth.omax.com/user/register
 
  https://auth.omax.com/user/register
and create a password with the usual mix of uppercase, lowercase, number and punctuation.  You'll be asked for two serial numbers for our machine:
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You'll be asked for two serial numbers for our machine:
  
 
* Table serial number:  S15085019
 
* Table serial number:  S15085019
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If you have trouble gaining access, send a note to andrew.steinhebel@omax.com
 
If you have trouble gaining access, send a note to andrew.steinhebel@omax.com
 
  
 
===INSTALL THE OMAX SOFTWARE===
 
===INSTALL THE OMAX SOFTWARE===
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They are a bit out of date; registration is done completely online rather than with the phone call referenced in  the handout.
 
They are a bit out of date; registration is done completely online rather than with the phone call referenced in  the handout.
  
===REVIEW TRAINING VIDEOS AND TAKE THE QUIZ===
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===WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS AND TAKE A QUIZ===
  
 
You're ready to start.  Go to
 
You're ready to start.  Go to
 
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https://elearning.omax.com/course/view.php?id=39
https://elearning.omax.com/course/view.php?id=39
 
 
 
 
and watch the following videos to learn about the water jet machining process:
 
and watch the following videos to learn about the water jet machining process:
  
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*    Step 10: Cut the Kerf Check Part
 
*    Step 10: Cut the Kerf Check Part
  
Take the online quiz at xxxxxxx.  It's OK to go back and re-watch a video if this will help you answer the questions.
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'''[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfrkirnsBDw55sE1ssve8ieDkvfN8ZWdokkJZ5oybfvz0EcMg/viewform?usp=sf_link Take the online quiz HERE]'''.  It's OK to go back and re-watch a video if this will help you answer the questions.  Even if you got all the right answers, the automatic answer-checker will tell you that you didn't -- don't be upset.  The answers are actually graded by real humans.
 
 
Try your own designs with the LAYOUT softwareNote that you can import .dxf and .svg files into LAYOUT so your experience with Fusion360 and Inkscape will help you a lotTo complete this section, use LAYOUT to design a part, including a tab, like this. 
 
 
 
Hexagon.PNG
 
[[File:Hexagon.PNG|310px|thumb|right|The hexagon is 3" on each side, and the lead-ins, lead-outs, and tabs are removed to simplify the drawing.]]
 
  
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To complete this section, use LAYOUT to design a part, including a tab, like on the right. Note that you can also import .dxf and .svg files into LAYOUT so your experience with Fusion360 and Inkscape will help you a lot.   
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[[File:Hexagon1.png|310px|thumb|right|The hexagon is 3" on each side, and the lead-ins, lead-outs, and tabs are removed to simplify the drawing.]]
 
Save your .dxf file on a USB drive
 
Save your .dxf file on a USB drive
  
 
===HANDS ON TRAINING===
 
===HANDS ON TRAINING===
  
Bring your designed part, stored in .dxf format, on a USB drive.  Your instructor will guide you through these steps on our new GlobalMax water jet cutter.  The goal of the hands-on training is to ensure that there's no injury to people, no damage to the machine, and successful completion of a widget.
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Bring your designed part, stored in .dxf format, on a USB drive.  Instructors are Dylan and Robert.  Your instructor will guide you through these steps on our new GlobalMax water jet cutter.  The goal of the hands-on training is to ensure that there's no injury to people, no damage to the machine, and successful completion of a widget.
  
 
* Safety topics and orange card
 
* Safety topics and orange card
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* How to load garnet
 
* How to load garnet
 
* How to clear the garnet tube
 
* How to clear the garnet tube
* How to set the z-axis standoff height
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* Set the z-axis standoff height in AT LEAST two locations
* Go to “home” position and dry run before cutting  
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* “Home” the machine and do a dry run of the cutting path
 
* Importance of “pause” button
 
* Importance of “pause” button
 
* How to recover from a fault (reset) initiated by your trainer
 
* How to recover from a fault (reset) initiated by your trainer

Latest revision as of 19:00, 2 October 2019

REGISTER WITH OMAX

To get access to the necessary software and training videos, you'll need to register for access to the Omax site at

https://auth.omax.com/user/register

You'll be asked for two serial numbers for our machine:

  • Table serial number: S15085019
  • Pump serial number: P210008
  • and a zip code: 70118

Select "Create Account" and provide your tulane.edu address and a password with the usual mix of uppercase, lowercase, number and punctuation.

You'll receive an e-mail requesting confirmation; open it and "activate" your account.

If you have trouble gaining access, send a note to andrew.steinhebel@omax.com

INSTALL THE OMAX SOFTWARE

In order to design the part you'll make during hands-on training, you'll need some software on your computer. It runs only on Windows 10. Once you can login to the Omax site with your new account, go to

https://resource-downloads.omax.com/Software

and login again. You'll get a page that lets you download the Omax software, called IntelliMAX.

On the pull-down,

  • select Intelli-MAX
  • then GlobalMAX
  • then Windows 10 (it's the only choice)
  • then Released
  • and finally English.

You should see a download arrow that looks like an arrow pointing down from a cloud. Click on it, and a 482M zip file file will transfer; extract it and see a single ~494M Application in the directory. Double click to install. The usual "Software Installation Wizard" will pop up; click Next, Next and "Configure as an offline / desktop PC" Accept the license and the default installation directory.

After a restart, there will be a desktop icon for Omax MAKE. Launch it and follow these instructions: File:Registering IntelliMAX Software Online-1.pdf They are a bit out of date; registration is done completely online rather than with the phone call referenced in the handout.

WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS AND TAKE A QUIZ

You're ready to start. Go to

https://elearning.omax.com/course/view.php?id=39

and watch the following videos to learn about the water jet machining process:

  • Introduction to the MAXIEM JetMachining Center
  • The Steps Involved in Making Parts
  • Introduction to Intelli-MAX LAYOUT
  • Step 1: Create a Drawing File
  • Step 2: Assign Machining Qualities
  • Step 3: Clean the Drawing
  • Step 4: Add Path Elements to the Drawing
  • Step 5: Create a Machine Tool Path File
  • Introduction to Intelli-MAX MAKE
  • Operator Safety
  • Step 6: Start Up the Machine (MAXIEM Gen 2)
  • Step 7: Configure Machine Settings
  • Step 8: Open and Configure a Kerf Check File
  • Step 9: Load and Clamp the Material
  • Step 10: Cut the Kerf Check Part

Take the online quiz HERE. It's OK to go back and re-watch a video if this will help you answer the questions. Even if you got all the right answers, the automatic answer-checker will tell you that you didn't -- don't be upset. The answers are actually graded by real humans.

To complete this section, use LAYOUT to design a part, including a tab, like on the right. Note that you can also import .dxf and .svg files into LAYOUT so your experience with Fusion360 and Inkscape will help you a lot.

The hexagon is 3" on each side, and the lead-ins, lead-outs, and tabs are removed to simplify the drawing.

Save your .dxf file on a USB drive

HANDS ON TRAINING

Bring your designed part, stored in .dxf format, on a USB drive. Instructors are Dylan and Robert. Your instructor will guide you through these steps on our new GlobalMax water jet cutter. The goal of the hands-on training is to ensure that there's no injury to people, no damage to the machine, and successful completion of a widget.

  • Safety topics and orange card
  • Materials that we use, and what we have on hand
  • Turn-on sequence (warm water flush)
  • How to clamp
  • How to load garnet
  • How to clear the garnet tube
  • Set the z-axis standoff height in AT LEAST two locations
  • “Home” the machine and do a dry run of the cutting path
  • Importance of “pause” button
  • How to recover from a fault (reset) initiated by your trainer
  • Make the part
  • Record hours, water pressures on log page
  • Shut-down sequence.

Please ask your trainer to take a photo of you proudly holding your part, as documentation that you have completed training. Your trainer will send the photo to the MakerSpace director and you will be given access to the water jet cutter through your RFID card.