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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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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Retro Systems hires CFO/GM

July 29, 2016

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines, has named Mike Shook as CFO/general manager. Shook previously held a variety of senior and executive-level management roles in public accounting and private sector businesses. His...

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Robotic plasma cutting gets flexible

July 29, 2016 | By Tim Heston

It used to take days or weeks to program a robotic plasma cutting cell. Now, like in welding, robotic plasma cutting has become much more flexible and adaptable. Offline programming and simulation, as well as flexible components of the robot cell itself, have made this possible.

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Air curtain protects torch arc in underwater cutting

July 21, 2016

Hypertherm has introduced a new Centricut brand air curtain for underwater cutting with ESAB plasma systems. Designed for use with the Centricut brand quick-change torch for ESAB PT-36, PT-600, and PT-19XLS torches, the small, lightweight curtain mounts directly onto the torch, making it easy to...

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AT&F invests in high-definition plasma cutting technology

July 13, 2016

Global metal fabricator AT&F has invested in new cutting technology to be installed in its Wisconsin facility. The new high-definition plasma cutting machine has a 5-axis bevel head capable of cutting up to 2 in. (50 mm) thick. The latest CNCs and supporting software enhance small-diameter...

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Retro Systems receives ISO 9001:AS9100 certification

July 7, 2016

Valley Center, Kan.-based Retro Systems, a manufacturer of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting machines, has earned ISO 9001:AS9100C certification. The company has designed and manufactured its OEM line of Hornet cutting machines since...

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Retro Systems hires regional sales manager

July 7, 2016

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., has hired Art Bordeaux as regional sales manager for the Southeast. This area includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and eastern Georgia. Bordeaux, who holds advanced degrees in...

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Hypertherm’s 2015 CSR report shows progress toward 2020 goals

June 30, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has issued its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, measuring 2015 progress on the company’s social and environmental goals. The report, available at www.hypertherm.com/csr, shows...

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Stand-alone plasma torch height controller mounts to CNC cutting systems

June 28, 2016

Kyndill Controller has introduced a new line of automatic plasma torch height control products. It is suitable for new and retrofitting applications in which plasma torch height control is needed on a CNC table. The stand-alone, plug-and-play system includes the automatic height controller,...

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Hypertherm establishes new website, tagline

June 10, 2016

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched a new website at www.hypertherm.com. Visitors can compare different cutting technologies and platforms, troubleshoot cutting challenges, and connect with the company’s experts around the...

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Plate cutting machine is very compact

June 9, 2016

Voortman Steel Machinery has introduced the very compact V302 plate cutting machine. The unit can be delivered with a plasma cutting torch, an oxyfuel torch, or a plasma/oxyfuel combination. Features include high-definition plasma cutting, Voortman Height Control, Extensive Hole Performance, a...

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