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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Shape cutting machine gantry accommodates four waterjet, two high-def plasma stations -

Shape cutting machine gantry accommodates four waterjet, two high-def plasma stations

February 14, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Hydrocut™ LX low-rail waterjet shape cutting machine. It features a large gantry with a high-stiffness beam design, dual precision linear rails, and precision rack and pinion drives. The size and strength of this gantry make it suitable for waterjet...

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Better plasma cutting on stainless steel -

Better plasma cutting on stainless steel

February 1, 2013


Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., wanted to upgrade its plasma cutting operations so that it could cut thicker stainless steel plate. It found that plasma technology advancements could deliver the thicker cut and additional benefits as well.

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CNC supports plasma, waterjet, oxyfuel cutting methods

January 30, 2013

Hypertherm has introduced EDGE® Pro Ti, a CNC designed with integrated drives, motors, and multiple torch height control interface options. It is suitable for small to medium-sized cutting tables and works with all plasma systems including the manufacturer’s Powermax®, HySpeed® HSD130™, and...

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Plasma cutters feature ergonomically designed torch -

Plasma cutters feature ergonomically designed torch

January 23, 2013

Spectrum® X-TREME™ plasma cutters with XT torch from Miller Electric Mfg. Co. have been re-engineered to deliver more power. The torch features an ergonomic design with a thumb guide, finger grip contours, and no-slip grip. The 80-degree handle provides natural arm and elbow...

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Plasma cutters added to cost estimating software library

January 4, 2013

MTI Systems has added high-definition plasma cutting machines to its Costimator® cost estimating software library, offering updates and laser cost-saving comparison options. The software now includes Hypertherm Hy-definition and Hy-performance plasma cutters in its library of 3,500 workcenters....

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Hypertherm acquires AccuStream waterjet products company

January 3, 2013

Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, has announced the acquisition of AccuStream, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of waterjet cutting products. "AccuStream's core values and focus on building reliable, highly precise cutting products makes the company a perfect fit for...

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Plasma systems enhanced with new technology -

Plasma systems enhanced with new technology

December 6, 2012

Hypertherm has announced the release of the new True Bevel™ edge-profiling technology. It includes factory-tested mild steel cut charts for all of the company's HyPerformance® HPRXD® plasma systems. The cut charts contain parameters to help reduce the amount of time and effort...

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Hypertherm establishes rebate program for students, graduates

November 30, 2012

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based metal cutting system manufacturer, has announced the launch of its new "American Built. Building America" educational rebate program. Current students or new graduates of a welding or metal fabrication program are eligible to receive up to $500 worth of VISA gift...

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Lincoln Electric acquires shape cutting and engineered systems businesses from ITT

November 13, 2012

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. has announced that it has acquired the Kaliburn, Burny, and Cleveland Motion Control (CMC) businesses from ITT Corp. Kaliburn is a designer and manufacturer of shape cutting solutions. Burny produces shape cutting control systems. CMC manufactures web tension...

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Victor Technologies realigns brand portfolio

November 13, 2012

Victor Technologies™ has announced that it has realigned its brand portfolio to position Victor® as the lead brand for cutting and gas control products. The company's line-up now consists of: Victor® Thermal Dynamics®, which encompasses manual and automated plasma cutting systems....

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Lincoln Electric announces staff appointments

October 9, 2012

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has appointed Frank Armao as director of aluminum welding technology. In this position, he provides leadership in aluminum welding customer support and applications engineering insight. He collaborates with the aluminum welding technology teams at the company's...

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Mild steel cut charts designed to help increase beveling accuracy

October 4, 2012

Hypertherm will unveil new edge profiling technology at FABTECH designed to help fabricators and CNC table manufacturers achieve accurate bevel cuts. The technology includes factory-tested mild steel cut charts for the manufacturer's HyPerformance HPRXD plasma systems. These cut charts contain...

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Plasma system nozzles help eliminate leaking coolant -

Plasma system nozzles help eliminate leaking coolant

October 3, 2012

Hypertherm has introduced eight Centricut CoolFlow™ nozzles for Komatsu Rasor 40 and 90/120 plasma torches that eliminate the problem of leaking coolant. An O-ring seal keeps the coolant in the torch to cool the nozzle and other consumables. The company also offers Centricut SilverLine...

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Koike Aronson expands in New York

September 24, 2012

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment and portable and gas apparatus equipment, has begun adding about 30,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space to its main facility in Arcade, N.Y. When complete, the addition will make the facility 167,000 sq....

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Manual plasma cutting packages introduced -

Manual plasma cutting packages introduced

September 19, 2012

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced two new manual plasma cutting packages. According to the manufacturer, both machines deliver high cutting speeds and thickness capabilities, as well as high duty cycle ratings. The 32-lb. PowerCut 400 has a manual cutting capacity of up to...

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