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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Plasma machine cuts, marks with same torch

September 9, 2009

ESAB Cutting Systems' Acer DX High Speed Precision Cutting Machine is designed to provide high-speed, high-precision plasma cutting for any size fabrication shop. With a compact footprint and simple installation, the machine features the company's m3 precision plasma system that allows the machine...

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Plasma consumables suitable for use at high cutting current for long contour and bevel cuts

August 11, 2009

Kjellberg Finsterwalde has developed YellowXLife™ plasma consumables. According to the company, the consumables last 3.5 times longer than previous models. They are designed for use with the PerCut 370.2 torch on HiFocus machines and with the PB-S80W torch on FineFocus 800 machines.The...

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Burny, KALIBURN shape cutting products now available in China

July 14, 2009

ITT Corp., White Plains, N.Y., has announced that plasma shape-cutting parts and consumables under the Burny® and KALIBURN® brands will be stocked at ITT Wuxi, China, starting in third-quarter 2009.On-hand spare part inventory will include pumps, torches, microprocessor boards, I/O boards,...

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Messer hires technical products sales manager

July 1, 2009

Messer Cutting Systems Inc., a manufacturer of thermal cutting gantry machines, has hired Bell Heller as technical products sales manager.Heller, who has a background in robotic automation sales, has 32 years' experience in the cutting and welding fields. His holds a business degree from Mt. Union...

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Plasma cutting system processes all AISC structural shapes

June 9, 2009

Peddinghaus Corp. has introduced a new thermal processing technology called Ring of Fire. It has the capacity to process all AISC structural shapes, including beams, columns, angle iron, channel iron, HSS square and rectangular tubes, and plate and flat stock.The compact machine uses plasma cutting...

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Company announces name change

June 9, 2009

MG Systems & Welding, Inc. headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal machining centers, mainly plasma and oxyfuel, has officially changed its name to Messer Cutting Systems, Inc. The decision was made on a corporate level to improve brand consistency among all facilities;...

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Hypertherm wins Cornerstone Award for corporate social responsibility

June 4, 2009

Hypertherm, a supplier of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has received the 2009 Cornerstone Award from New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility.The award, presented by Governor John Lynch at NHBSR's AnnualSpring Conference, recognizes companies for outstanding work in the area of...

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Manual plasma cutting inverters suitable for cutting all electrically conductive materials

May 12, 2009

Kjellberg Finsterwalde has introduced a new series of manual plasma cutting machines. Models CUTi 40, CUTi 70, CUTi 90, and CUTi 120 are suitable for cutting all electrically conductive materials. Inverter technology makes the machines lightweight for portability and allows them to operate with...

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Rolled Alloys opens warehouse

May 12, 2009

Rolled Alloys, with headquarters in Temperance, Mich., has opened a warehouse in Tulsa, Okla. The 68,000-sq.-ft. facility inventories heat- and corrosion-resistant alloys including ZERON® 100 superduplex stainless steel.The company offers a range of processing capabilities including...

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Retro Systems appoints regional managers

April 14, 2009

Retro Systems, Valley Center, Kan., has announced the appointment of Randall J. Damas as regional manager in Cleveland and promoted Kelly Craft to regional manager in Butler, Mo.Damas has been selling welding products, plasma cutting systems, and CNC cutting machines since 1979. He is responsible...

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Lincoln Electric begins Green Initiative Awareness Program

April 14, 2009

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced its new Green Initiative Awareness Program to promote the company's initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and products.To help customers identify the products connected to these initiatives, the company is labeling...

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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 for Welding Education and Training on the LCCC campus. The Center will increase the number of...

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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 more than 1,000 associates live healthier lives.At the heart of the initiative is a new wellness...

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

March 10, 2009 | By Geoffrey Putnam, Thierry Renault, Nakhleh Hussary, Ph.D.

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 through 120 amps.Designed as a replacement torch, it can be combined with an adapter to allow for...

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