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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The evolution of plasma cutting

January 17, 2014

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Metal fabricators with plasma cutting equipment that is 10 years or older may be surprised to learn just how far plasma cutting has come. The technology has evolved to the point that outside edges are smoother than ever, and precision holes can be cut to accommodate fasteners.

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Hypertherm transitions to a 100 percent employee-owned company

January 16, 2014

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has transferred all of its common stock into an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), making the company 100 percent employee owned under an S-Corporation structure. Previously Hypertherm's ESOP held...

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FABTECH 2014

November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    FABTECH 2014

    November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Hypertherm's True Bevel Technology

    Hypertherm Inc.

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    Hypertherm's True Bevel technology for mild steel facilitates new job setup using factory tested parameters for the HPRXD adapted to the mechanics of the bevel cutting system.

    PWTV: Tips on Plasma Cutting

    Practical Welding Today®

    Length: 16:10

    In this Practical Welding Television webisode, learn how to improve your Plasma Cutting skills.

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    Hypertherm recognized in New Hampshire as Best Large Company to Work For

    December 5, 2013

    Hypertherm, a metal cutting system manufacturer based in Hanover, N.H., has been selected as the Best Large Company to Work For in New Hampshire. This is the 11th time Hypertherm has been named to the Best Company list, sponsored by Business NH magazine and New Hampshire Businesses for Social...

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    Thermacut updates logo, slogan

    December 4, 2013

    Thermacut, Claremont, N.H., has announced a change in its logo and slogan to reflect the evolution of its core business. To highlight the introduction of a line of plasma cutting systems for both manual and mechanized plasma processes, and its continued evolvement into a full-line thermal cutting...

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    Plasma cutting system, waterjet system introduced

    December 3, 2013

    Hypertherm has introduced the new Powermax125 plasma cutting and gouging system. According to the company, the system delivers the most power of any portable air plasma system currently available. The machine features a 1.5-in. recommended cut capacity. It can sever 2.5-in.-thick metal while...

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    Lincoln Electric acquires an interest in Burlington Automation

    November 18, 2013

    Lincoln Electric has announced that it has acquired an interest in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada-based Burlington Automation, a provider of 3-D robotic plasma cutting systems. Burlington serves the structural steel, construction, oil and gas, and general fabrication markets in North America. The...

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    Plasma cutting table suitable for HVAC applications

    November 7, 2013

    Patriot Automation CNC Inc. has introduced the Patriot HVAC automated plasma cutting table designed for the HVAC industry. It comes in three sizes: 4 by 8 ft., 5 by 10 ft., and 6 by 12 ft. MTC's Design2Fab HVAC ducting software is standard. The software enables users to design and draw complex...

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    Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire - TheFabricator.com

    Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire

    October 31, 2013

    Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has opened its West Lebanon Design Center, a New Hampshire facility dedicated to innovation in plasma cutting and arc welding technologies. The 50,000-sq.-ft. center, which employs about 75 people, is equipped with a plasma process research and development...

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    Retro Systems names COO

    October 24, 2013

    Chicago-based Retro Systems Inc., a manufacturer of CNC profile cutting machines for the plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting processes, has named Brice Turner as COO. He also serves as managing partner of Retro Systems LLC. Turner is founder and president of Duty First Holdings in Wichita, Kan....

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    Guide package designed to help operators improve plasma cutting results

    October 18, 2013

    Hypertherm has released a consumable optimization package to owners of its HyPerformance® HPR® and HPRXD® plasma cutting systems. It comprises several guides to help operators improve cut quality, torch performance, and consumable life. The consumable care guide explains how to identify...

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    Metalworking fluid designed for plasma cutting tables

    October 9, 2013

    Chemtool Inc. offers RPA Flame Kool, a moderate-duty, synthetic metalworking fluid formulated for general use on plasma cutting tables. The fluid provides a balance of cooling, wetting detergency, corrosion protection, and workpiece visibility for plasma cutting of ferrous alloys. The corrosion...

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