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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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O’Neal Mfg. Services to open Alabama facility

November 23, 2015

O’Neal Steel, Birmingham, Ala., has announced that its O’Neal Mfg. Services division will open a steel plate cutting plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in mid-2016. Located on Nucor Steel property, the facility will perform plasma shape cutting on steel plates produced at Nucor for O’Neal...

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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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Messer Cutting Systems marks 60 years in business

August 10, 2015

Messer Cutting Systems, Menomonee Falls, Wis., celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015. In the U.S., the company began under the name CRO Eng. in 1955 as a flame-cutting machinery manufacturer with three employees working in 3,000 sq. ft. of rented space in Milwaukee. The firm pioneered many...

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Hypertherm announces 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant recipients

August 5, 2015

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant program. Each of the winning high schools, vocational schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities from...

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Hypertherm purchases Jabez Technologies

August 3, 2015

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, waterjet, and laser cutting systems, has purchased Jabez Technologies, Montreal, creator of Robotmaster software. Hypertherm is not making any major changes to Jabez’s operations, leadership structure, or distribution channels. Chahe...

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Hypertherm releases annual corporate social responsibility report

July 22, 2015

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has released its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. Available for download at, the report measures 2014 progress on the company’s social and environmental efforts....

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Soitaab Impianti Srl opens U.S. headquarters in Illinois

July 1, 2015

Soitaab has expanded its presence in the North American market with the opening of its new U.S. headquarters in Lombard, Ill. The facility houses a demo lab with new machines and stocks spare parts for all machines manufactured by the company. From this location, Soitaab provides all support...

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Hypertherm introduces video contest

June 4, 2015

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched the “Cut with Confidence” video contest. To enter the contest, Hypertherm plasma equipment users should take a short video of themselves (30 to 60 sec.) using the equipment and upload...

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Hypertherm offers free plasma cutting curriculum and grant program

May 19, 2015

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has made all 10 hours of its AWS SENSE-approved curriculum available for free download to teachers. “Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice” covers the plasma cutting process, common...

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Kjellberg establishes subsidiary in India

April 9, 2015

Kjellberg Vertrieb GmbH, Finsterwalde, Germany, has opened a subsidiary, Kjellberg Cutting and Welding India Pvt. Ltd., in Pune, India, near Mumbai. The subsidiary offers sales and service to customers there. The company offers products and technologies for plasma and laser cutting, joining,...

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MultiCam Southeast names regional sales manager

March 31, 2015

MultiCam Southeast, Birmingham, Ala., has hired Larry Heptinstall as regional sales manager. In this role, he is responsible for direct sales and distributor relationships in Alabama and parts of Tennessee. Heptinstall has many years of sales and sales management experience working with a...

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Hypertherm selected as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies

March 10, 2015

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has been selected as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere® Institute. The World’s Most Ethical Company designation recognizes organizations for having a material impact on the way...

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Industrial Metal Supply adds high-definition metal plasma cutting

March 9, 2015

Industrial Metal Supply, based in Los Angeles, has announced the addition of high-definition plasma metal cutting services for its Southern California- and Arizona-based customers. With the technology, the company can cut sheet and plate up to 3 in. thick while achieving a square cut. The...

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Knuth opens showroom for laser, plasma, and waterjet

January 29, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery in Lincolnshire, Ill., has unveiled a showroom that features laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting technologies. Customers can come to the company with a part that needs to be cut, and an application engineer will...

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