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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Plasma cutter offers high power-to-weight ratio

December 5, 2016

Thermal Dynamics®, an ESAB brand, has unveiled its new Cutmaster™ 60i hand-held air plasma cutting system. According to the company, the system provides the industry’s highest power-to-weight ratio in its class. It also incorporates an oversized digital interface. New functions include a gas...

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Plasma tables introduced

December 5, 2016

MegaFab has announced the addition of a new line of Piranha plasma tables. Each table is built on an all-welded frame and features a fully integrated CNC with a 10-in. LCD screen for cutting intricate shapes. Standard features include servomotors on the X and Y axes, dual side drive in the Y axis,...

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Filter bag, housing manufacturer finds faster cutting process for aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel

November 22, 2016 | By Eric Lundin

When industrial filter and filter housing manufacturer Filter Technology Inc. had one too many late and substandard shipments of steel components, it took matters into its own hands and started cutting pipe and making plate components using a band saw and machining centers. Then its staff went to FABTECH and saw a Soitaab plasma machine with a bed for flat parts and chucks for pipe.

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Silver-tipped copper electrodes last to a pit depth of 0.08 in.

November 7, 2016

Hypertherm has introduced SilverPlus® electrodes for its HyPerformance® HPR400XD® plasma cutting systems. According to the company, laboratory testing shows the electrodes last 50 percent longer than standard copper electrodes in most cutting applications. he electrodes are designed to last to a...

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Portable plasma cutter delivers 6.5 kW of output power

November 7, 2016

Hypertherm has released the Powermax45 XP® plasma cutting system, delivering 6.5 kW of output power for clean cutting of material up to 5/8 in. thick and severing of material nearly twice that thickness. A new low-amp process simplifies marking, scoring, and precision gouging. Eleven torch styles...

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CNC platform introduced for cutting applications

November 7, 2016

The EDGE® Connect CNC platform now is available from Hypertherm. It features the newest version of the company’s Phoenix™ software coupled with SureCut™ technology for cutting applications. The PLC Connect™ software-based operator’s console and embedded PLC allow for increased...

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Cleaning the plasma table while simultaneously cutting?

October 24, 2016 | By Dan Davis

SALSCO Inc. is a product manufacturer that has a lot in common with job shops: At any one time it has 250 line items of different components on its shop floor for its 38 different products. To stay on top of production demands, it needs all of its plasma cutting capacity. That's why it hurt when tables were taken offline for routine cleaning or fetching of parts that fell between the grates. Company President Salvatore J. Rizzo thought there could be a better way and designed a modular base that allows the plasma cutting table to cut while parts and debris are constantly removed from the bottom of the table.

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Report predicts robotic waterjets, high-definition plasma will drive metal cutting market

October 19, 2016

In its new report, "Global Metal Cutting Machine Tools Market 2016-2020,” Dublin-based Research and Markets predicts the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.41 percent through 2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the demand for metal cutting machine tools from the various...

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Could you do more with your plasma cutting system?

October 11, 2016 | By Harry Mellott, Shreyansh Patel

Modern plasma systems can do more than just cut. They can gouge, mark, remove welds, and more. And this applies whether plasma processing occurs using a hand-held torch or a machine torch mounted on a CNC table, robotic arm, or automated track.

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MultiCam Southeast expands into Louisiana and Mississippi

October 3, 2016

MultiCam Southeast, Suwanee, Ga., has announced its expansion into Louisiana and Mississippi. The company will provide sales and service of MultiCam CNC routers, CNC plasma, CNC waterjet, CNC knife, CNC laser machines, related accessories, parts, and consumables throughout the states of Louisiana...

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Hypertherm recognized for outstanding safety and health practices

September 22, 2016

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has received OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star recognition for its manufacturing facility in Lebanon, N.H. All seven of the company’s New Hampshire manufacturing locations now are designated VPP...

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Hornet Cutting Systems hires VP of sales

September 7, 2016

Hornet Cutting Systems (formerly Retro Systems), a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines in Valley Center, Kan., has named Mike Best as vice president of sales. Best has more than two decades of sales and marketing experience in the industrial, construction, and...

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Retro Systems changes name to Hornet Cutting Systems

September 1, 2016

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., has been renamed Hornet Cutting Systems. The company was founded more than a decade ago as a retrofitting operation for CNC cutting machines but has grown into an OEM of Hornet cutting machines. The firm offers CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines...

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Using dry filtration to capture plasma cutting fumes

August 31, 2016 | By Josh Delson

A dry filtration system for plasma cutting removes all potentially harmful contaminants from the shop air and helps to eliminate the threat of a dust explosion. It also might prove to be a much more effective plasma cutting approach when compared to plasma cutting on a water table.

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Cutting Systems Inc. hires regional sales manager

August 8, 2016

Cleveland-based Cutting Systems Inc., a manufacturer of precision plasma/oxyfuel cutting machines, has hired Brian Odell to serve as regional sales manager for the eastern U.S. Odell is a graduate of Ohio Northern University with a degree in industrial technology. He has more than 20 years of...

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