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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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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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 for consumable sales of non-Hypertherm cutting systems.Dotson has more than 12 years of experience...

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Plasma Cutting Lead

Cut it out

December 14, 2008 | By By Steve Hidden

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 | By Jim Colt

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 been on developing a high-quality product with extremely close tolerances to help ensure good...

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Thermadyne Automation Partners With Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems

November 11, 2008

Thermadyne Automation, St. Louis, has partnered with Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems, Harwood, Md. "The Thermal Dynamics Auto-Cut and Ultra-Cut machines have allowed us to tap into a customer base we weren't able to get into before," said Bill Kunz, CEO of Torchmate. The distributor provides...

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Hypertherm launches online classroom for distributors

November 11, 2008

Hypertherm, designer and manufacturer of plasma cutting systems, has launched the Hypertherm Cutting Institute, a new online classroom designed to help people learn more about the company's plasma products and plasma cutting in general.The classroom, found at www.hyperthermcuttinginstitute.com,...

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World Trade Commission visits Peddinghaus

October 14, 2008

Peddinghaus Corp., Bradley, Ill., hosted the Tri-City World Trade Commission in July.The commission has 18 trade commissioners representing 14 countries: Austria, Belgium, China, Canada, Great Britain, Hungary, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, and...

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Thermadyne Honors Distributor Cee Kay Supply

October 14, 2008

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, recently honored one of its distributors, Cee Kay Supply, St. Louis, on Cee Kay's 60th anniversary. Cee Kay is an independent supplier of industrial gases, welding and cutting equipment, and supplies.Thermadyne Executive Vice President of Global Sales and...

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President Bush visits Lincoln Electric

October 14, 2008

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. welcomed President George W. Bush to its world headquarters and manufacturing plant in Cleveland on July 29.Bush toured the facility and learned about the company's welding products, including its automated welding technology. He participated in live robotic and...

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