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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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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 distributors in the Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and northern Alberta provinces, while Tucker works...

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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 of the Best Overall awards. Paradis received her award for support to the distribution channel,...

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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 | By Michael Bishop

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 Inc.Designed to inform attendees about the salary potential and variety of careers that can...

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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 sheet and plate processing industry.MTC's software product helps companies in the metal cutting...

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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 sheet and plate processing industry.MTC's software product helps companies in the metal cutting...

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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 applications.With a recommended 1/2-in. cut capacity and 1-in. severance, the 37-lb. system is suitable for...

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