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 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

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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Nesting software for plasma, oxyfuel applications enhanced

September 18, 2012

Hypertherm has announced releases of its TurboNest® and NestMaster® nesting software for conventional plasma and oxyfuel applications. A 2-D CAD editor has been added for creating or editing a detailed CAD drawing. In addition, the part list pane has been redesigned for greater flexibility and...

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Voortman acquires Maschinenfabrik Bach

September 12, 2012

Voortman has announced the acquisition of Maschinenfabrik Bach GmbH, Apolda, Germany. This equipment now is offered in North America through Voortman USA Corp., Chicago. This new subsidiary of the Voortman Steel Group operates under the name Voortman Cutting Systems. Bach is a manufacturer of...

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CNC plasma table combines servo drive, ground linear bearings -

CNC plasma table combines servo drive, ground linear bearings

September 6, 2012

Dynatorch will introduce the Super-B CNC plasma table for the 4- by 4-ft. and 4- by 8-ft. machine market at FABTECH 2012. Featuring a welded steel frame, the machine rides on ground linear bearings on all axes. DC servo drives with encoder feedback close the loop on control to help achieve...

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Plate-processing cell combines plasma, oxyfuel cutting with machining -

Plate-processing cell combines plasma, oxyfuel cutting with machining

September 6, 2012

Ficep Corp. will introduce some of the latest developments in the Gemini 36 HD product line at FABTECH. This multitasking, CNC plate-processing cell combines plasma and oxyfuel cutting with machining to integrate the operations of drilling, milling, tapping, countersinking, and scribing. A...

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Antispatter coating protects welding equipment -

Antispatter coating protects welding equipment

September 5, 2012

Henkel Corp. has introduced Loctite® SF7900™ Ceramic Shield for Welding, a silicone-free, sprayable protective coating that prevents spatter adhesion on manual and automatic GMAW equipment for up to eight hours with one application. The coating shields contact tips, welding nozzles,...

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Air plasma system made for hand and automated cutting, gouging -

Air plasma system made for hand and automated cutting, gouging

August 29, 2012

Hypertherm offers the new Powermax105®, a 105-amp air plasma system for hand and automated cutting and gouging designed to cut 1.25-in.-thick metal and sever metal up to 2 in. thick. Based on the same technology platform as the Powermax65 and Powermax85, the new system is the culmination of...

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1EM capacity triples after acquisition

August 7, 2012

1 Engineering & Manufacturing (1EM), Neenah, Wis., a multidisciplined, vertically integrated engineering and manufacturing company providing advanced manned and unmanned intervention systems for the subsea oil and gas industry, has expanded capacity with its first capital improvement program....

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