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 cutting torches: the long and short of it

April 2, 2015

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Plasma cutting torches have come a long way from the first-generation squared-off, clunky hunks of plastic that looked like a child’s toy hammer. Today’s high-tech torches come in various models for different applications.

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MultiCam Southeast names regional sales manager

March 31, 2015

MultiCam Southeast, Birmingham, Ala., has hired Larry Heptinstall as regional sales manager. In this role, he is responsible for direct sales and distributor relationships in Alabama and parts of Tennessee. Heptinstall has many years of sales and sales management experience working with a...

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Portable air plasma system includes built-in internal compressor

March 16, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced the Powermax30® Air, a new portable air plasma system and internal compressor in one. Able to operate on 120- or 240-V lines, the unit enables metal cutting just about anywhere. Weighing 30 lbs., it provides 30 amps of output, giving it the highest power-to-weight...

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Hypertherm selected as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies

March 10, 2015

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has been selected as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere® Institute. The World’s Most Ethical Company designation recognizes organizations for having a material impact on the way...

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Industrial Metal Supply adds high-definition metal plasma cutting

March 9, 2015

Industrial Metal Supply, based in Los Angeles, has announced the addition of high-definition plasma metal cutting services for its Southern California- and Arizona-based customers. With the technology, the company can cut sheet and plate up to 3 in. thick while achieving a square cut. The...

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Knuth opens showroom for laser, plasma, and waterjet

January 29, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a manufacturer and supplier of metalworking machinery in Lincolnshire, Ill., has unveiled a showroom that features laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting technologies. Customers can come to the company with a part that needs to be cut, and an application engineer will...

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Welding equipment catalog updated

January 28, 2015

Lincoln Electric’s 2015 equipment catalog details its GMAW, GTAW, and multiprocess welding equipment, as well as plasma cutting systems, welding automation, fume control systems, training products, orbital welding systems, accessories, and welding gear. The catalog has been released in print,...

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Taking plasma cutting training to the next level

January 21, 2015

During their visits to welder-education facilities, Hypertherm associates observed a lack of consistent, comprehensive, accurate training in plasma cutting. Not all welding instructors had the knowledge or resources to teach the technology. The company decided to help.

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CNC plasma tube cutter adjusts quickly to various material shapes

January 19, 2015

Electro-Mechanical Integrators (EMI) offers the Tube Processing Center (TPC), a CNC machine for cutting any combination of intersecting angles, copes, slots, and holes with no tooling changes. Changes to material sizes and shapes are accomplished in a matter of minutes with only an Allen wrench....

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Icon Machine Tool named as distributor for Messer Cutting Systems

January 15, 2015

Icon Machine Tool has announced the addition of Messer Cutting Systems’ plasma, oxyfuel, and large-plate processing equipment to its metal fabrication equipment product lines. The machines are suitable for shipbuilding, rail, agriculture, job shop, structural steel, and precision fabrication...

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Hypertherm named a Best Company to Work For in New Hampshire

January 15, 2015

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced its selection as a Business New Hampshire magazine Best Company to Work For in the state of New Hampshire. This is the 12th year Hypertherm has earned the honor, the most of any company in...

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Redefining shipbuilding and fabricating with new plasma cutting equipment

January 15, 2015

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Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, added a plasma cutting machine to its fabricating operations, which helps it to make more of its own parts without relying on subcontractors that don't always meet delivery dates.

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Biodegradable water-table fluid prevents corrosion, bacteria growth

December 22, 2014

LubeCorp.’s GreenCut plasma arc water-table fluid, used as a treatment for water tables in CNC plasma arc cutting systems, now is available from Rhino Cutting Systems. The biodegradable treatment prevents corrosion, bacteria growth, foaming, and hot-spotting. It is thermally stable at plasma...

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Improved plasma cutting of stainless steel

December 17, 2014

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New equipment technology and better understanding of gas selection make it possible to cut stainless steel productively using the plasma cutting process.

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MultiCam marks 25th anniversary

December 9, 2014

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, a manufacturer of CNC cutting systems, marks its 25th year in business in 2014. The firm was founded as Machine Automation Technology by Ken Koelling, who began building complete, customized CNC systems. Today the company offers CNC router, laser, plasma, waterjet, and...

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