Waterjet Class


5 Lessons

68 Enrolled


The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop. Even if you are not an Instructables member, free PDF downloads of all our machine manuals are available here.

This class goes over the safe operation the Omax Waterjet Cutter in the Pier 9 Workshop. The waterjet is a powerful and versatile CNC machine that can cut or etch almost any material from wood to steel to stone.

For more machine training check out the other CNC classes Pier 9 offers:

  1. DMS CNC Class
  2. HAAS Mill Class
  3. ShopBot CNC Router Class
  4. Matsuura Class

Class Author:p9shopstaff

We are a multidisciplinary team of innovators, fabricators and industry leaders who partner with our shop users to facilitate their diverse projects in a collaborative and supportive learning environment using state-of-the-art machines and technologies. With backgrounds in architecture, engineering, fabrication, furniture making, art, design, and exhibit development, we’re passionate about educating and empowering our local and online communities with our extensive Machine Training Curriculum and technical expertise.


Lesson 1: Getting Started With the OMAX Waterjet

An introduction to the Waterjet. Learn about approved materials and basic safety.

Lesson 2: Software for the Waterjet

Use two types of software to prepare your files for cutting by creating setups, defining stock, creating toolpaths, choosing materials and running simulations.

Lesson 3: Preparing the Waterjet for Cutting

Learn how to power up the machine, load and secure your material, and test your toolpaths before cutting.

Lesson 4: Cutting With the OMAX Waterjet

Perform the final preparations and then use the machine controls to run your file and make cuts in your material.

Lesson 5: Operating the OMAX Waterjet

A quick reference review of the correct order of operations for using the waterjet from prep to cleanup, as well as some tips and tricks for the best results. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!