Etching Software Tool


OMAX Corp. (Kent, WA) has released Intelli-ETCH, a new software tool that allows the company’s abrasive waterjet machining centers to create 3-D patterns in a wide array of materials. With Intelli-ETCH, operators create or import a grayscale version of the image or CAD file of the feature they wish to machine. The software then enables completion of the 3-D etching by translating the brightness values of individual pixels into a function of Y-axis traverse speed. Unique and proprietary algorithms are integrated to control acceleration, deceleration, turning and cornering.