Plasma Cutting

Alone or assisted with water, plasma has proven itself to be one of the most efficient cutting processes for sheet, plate, tube, pipe, and profiles. Search this technology area for information on equipment, cutting tips, and gases.

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Cutting machine can be configured with plasma and/or oxyfuel torch

April 18, 2016

Koike Aronson has introduced the Plate-Fab cutting machine to give small fabricators more production options. It can be configured with one plasma cutting torch and/or one oxyfuel torch. The machine includes a unitized, double-walled downdraft table that isolates sparks and fumes while...

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Plasma tables offered in sizes up to 5 by 10 ft.

April 6, 2016

Trick-Tools offers ArcPro series plasma tables from ArcLight Dynamics in 5- by 5-, 4- by 8-, and 5- by 10-ft. sizes. The plasma tables ship fully assembled and tested and come standard with water table, torch height control, and computer with...

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Plasma cutting maintenance: Are you throwing money away?

March 2, 2016

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It's not unusual to see shops replace at least some plasma cutting consumables at the start of every shift, but some of these consumables should last 50 shifts or more. Getting the most out of your consumables goes back to the basics: proper inspection and preventive maintenance.

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Air plasma systems handle automated, mechanized cutting

February 18, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced ESAB A-series air plasma systems for automated and mechanized cutting. The compact A40, A60, A80, and A120 plasma cutters provide an 80 percent duty cycle at their respective rated outputs of 40, 60, 80, and 120 amps. Production cutting and piercing...

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KNUTH Cutting Systems

Presented by KNUTH Machine Tools USA Inc.

Length: 4:00

KNUTH accommodates a wide spectrum of cutting technology applications by providing an extensive, versatile machine portfolio. No matter what your requirements are, they will always find the appropriate system with a customized configuration tailored to your needs - and most importantly, for a price that makes high-performance technologies affordable.

Hypertherm accepting educational grant applications

February 11, 2016

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., now is accepting applications for its “Spark Something Great” educational grant program. Now in its second year, the program aims to ensure the next generation of welders and metal fabricators...

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All-in-one cutting unit works without electricity

February 10, 2016

Hypertherm offers the Freedom 38 PPA™, an all-in-one unit combining plasma, power, and air for cutting in areas without access to electricity. It combines a Powermax125® plasma system with a 38-kW generator and air compressor. Cut capacity for the included plasma system is 1-1/2 in. at a...

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CNC introduced for cutting systems

December 18, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced the EDGE® Connect CNC for plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems. It includes the newest version of Phoenix™ software, as well as CutPro Wizard™ for job setup and an introductory version of ProNest® CNC nesting software. This added software allows table...

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Plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine offers faster rapid speed

November 27, 2015

Koike Aronson has introduced the Mastergraph EX2 CNC plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine. It features a 1,400-IPM rapid speed, with a contour speed of 600 IPM. The 6-HP servo drives and low-backlash planetary gearboxes with new linear bearings help ensure smooth motion and excellent cut quality, the...

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SigmaTEK Systems Laser Plasma Oxyfuel Waterjet Punch Combo Punch

Presented by SigmaTEK Systems

Length: 1:42

SigmaTEK Systems is the world's leading authority for material optimization, shop floor automation, and manufacturing/business systems integration. Products include: SigmaNEST (Supports: Laser, Plasma, Oxyfuel, Waterjet, Punch, Combination Punch/Laser, Router, Knife). SigmaTUBE (Laser and Plasma tube and pipe cutting).

Hypertherm opens waterjet office and manufacturing facility in Minnesota

October 28, 2015

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has opened a 28,000-sq.-ft. waterjet facility in New Brighton, Minn. The building contains both office and manufacturing space for the company’s line of HyPrecision waterjet products. It also houses...

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Hypertherm receives EPA’s 2015 Green Power Leadership Award

October 19, 2015

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is a 2015 winner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Leadership Award in recognition of its commitment to using green energy and its support of green power usage in...

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Plasma cutting meets biochemistry

September 8, 2015

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A fluid for plasma cutting tables is designed to coat workpieces to prevent rust and corrosion. The fluid effectively biodegrades bacteria on contact. The company also reports that the fluid is safe enough to send down the sewer.

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3-D plasma cutting in a 2-D world

September 1, 2015

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R.J. Cyr Co., Maidstone, Ont., had a job for which it needed to cut sections of structural steel beam, but it couldn't do the job profitably relying on a manual approach. After consulting with its plasma cutting table supplier, the company devised a way to add CNC cutting capability into the mix.

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PWTV: An Introduction to Shop Automation

Presented by Practical Welding Today®

Length: 8:51

Samantha Noland from nexAir provides a brief overview on the benefits of automation in a shop environment.