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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Lorain County Community College to lead national welding education and training effort

April 14, 2009

Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Ohio's top-ranked community college, has been named project leader for a $4.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) program establishing a National Center...

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Hypertherm opens on-site wellness center with nursing staff

April 14, 2009

Hypertherm, a plasma arc metal cutting technology supplier in Hanover, N.H., in partnership with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), has launched an initiative aimed at helping the company's...

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You can plasma cut it, but can you weld it?

March 10, 2009

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Time spent on extensive weld prep easily can eliminate any gains made from faster plasma cutting. Put another way, it doesn't matter how fast a plasma cuts if the resulting cut face can't be welded efficiently.

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90-degree manual plasma cutting torch released

March 10, 2009

Thermal Dynamics has announced the release of the 90-degree 1Torch. It uses the same 30 consumables as the 75-degree model to cover the spectrum of manual plasma cutting and gouging from 20 amps...

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Hypertherm adds sales support in western Canada

March 10, 2009

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced that Jamie Lowrie, formerly a consumable sales manager for the company, has joined Vince Tucker as a district sales manager for western Canada. Lowrie supports...

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Hypertherm presents North American sales awards

March 10, 2009

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced the winners of its 2008 North American sales awards.Hypertherm District Sales Manager Dominique Paradis and OEM Account Manager Tony Winiarz are the recipients...

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Don't rule out plasma for cutting aluminum - TheFabricator.com

Don't rule out plasma for cutting aluminum

January 27, 2009

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In any discussion about how to cut metal, plasma cutting is right up there with laser and waterjet. The technology gets a bad rap, though, when the discussion turns to cutting aluminum. There are five preconceptions that many fabricators have about turning to plasma to cut aluminum. But according to three experts, new plasma cutting systems produce good results on aluminum.

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Symposium raises welding awareness among high school educators

January 13, 2009

More than 100 Wisconsin high school counselors, educators, and administrators attended a recent symposium on welding careers sponsored by Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Airgas, Miron Construction, and AZCO...

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MTC now a part of Hypertherm

January 8, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the acquisition of the core assets of MTC Software, a developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software used by the...

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Hypertherm acquires MTC

January 8, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the acquisition of the core assets of MTC Software, a developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software used by the...

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Plasma cutting, gouging system designed for both hand-held, mechanized applications

December 16, 2008

Hypertherm has introduced the Powermax45®, a portable, 1/2-in. plasma cutting and gouging system. The single-gas system (air and nitrogen) is designed for both hand-held and mechanized...

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Hypertherm hires district sales managers

December 16, 2008

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has hired three district sales managers —Brian Dotson, Tom Nugen, and Corey Stahle—and has named Martin Geheran as its new product marketing manager responsible...

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Plasma Cutting Lead

Cut it out

December 14, 2008

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With a plasma cutter and grinder, you can unleash your inner artist and create unique metal art. In words and images, this article describes how to select the equipment, create a template, set up the work area, make your cuts, and finish the project.

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Plasma cutting for pipe, tube

December 2, 2008

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Plasma cutting has come a long way since it was developed in the1950s. Includes a sidebar that reflects some tube and pipe trends and a maintenance sidebar.

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Replacement parts designed for Kaliburn Proline plasma torches

November 11, 2008

The American Torch Tip Co. offers replacement parts for use on the Kaliburn Proline 2200 and 2600 plasma torches.The parts are manufactured in the company's Bradenton, Fla., facility. The emphasis has...

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