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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3-D plasma cutting in a 2-D world

September 1, 2015


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.

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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Putting together a plasma cutting system

July 27, 2015


Choosing a plasma power supply is one thing; putting together an entire system is something else altogether. A complete plan includes an X-Y table, CNC system, software, and fume control.

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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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Quick-change torch designed for plasma cutting systems

June 29, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced a new Centricut brand quick-change torch for use with ESAB plasma cutting systems. The torch is designed to replace ESAB PT-36, PT-600, and PT-19XLS torches. According to the company, the two-piece, quick-change design allows operators to change out consumables up to...

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Plasma system cuts mild steel up to 0.5 in. thick four times faster than oxyfuel

June 16, 2015

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced Smart Plasmarc™ 200, a new m2 plasma system for heavy-duty mechanized cutting. The system cuts a variety of material types and thicknesses using air, oxygen, or nitrogen gases. It cuts and pierces mild steel up to 1.25 in. thick, with the capacity to edge-start...

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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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Putting heavy-duty cutting on the table

May 28, 2015


Thermal cutting of plate can produce a haze in the shop, but does it have to be that way? Table options can help to clean up the plasma and oxyfuel cutting process and create a better work environment for fabricators.

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CNC hardware/software designed for plasma, oxyfuel cutting

May 27, 2015

OSAI USA has introduced OPENCut™ CNC hardware/software for plasma and oxyfuel cutting. The plasma generator system is available in 120-, 250-, and 420-amp sizes, equipped with automatic gas console. Included in the system package are a multitouch HMI with 2-D and 3-D graphics for program...

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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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Hypertherm ‘Cut with Confidence’ 60 Seconds Video Contest

Presented by Hypertherm Inc.

Length: 1:00

Here's Jim Colt telling us about a new video contest anyone with a Hypertherm product can easily enter. T-shirts for just entering and nice prizes, too. Check it out!