OMAX Corporation is a large American provider of multi-axis (the ability to cut non-flat objects) water jet systems for use in the fabrication and manufacturing industry. It is the second largest water jet machining company in the United States of America. OMAX was established in 1993 by Dr. John Cheung and Dr. John Olsen. They made high-pressure abrasive jet machining (a machining and fabrication process using a mixture of strong abrasives and liquid propelled by a high velocity gas) to erode material to form intricate shapes or specific edge shapes. Each year OMAX sponsors the robotics team from Aviation High School. OMAX supervises the Aviation "Skunkworks" Team as members cut parts for their robot at OMAXs headquarters. The Aviation High Robotics team won the Creativity Award in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship held in St. Louis, Missouri in April 2011.