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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Nesting software offers plasma cutting support

March 11, 2008

The ProNest nesting system from MTC Software Inc. now offers plasma cutting support. A sheet and plate processing software program, the system automates industry-standard CNC, automatic gas plasma power supplies, and torch height controls.The company says the software also reduces the manual...

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Plasma cutting primer

March 11, 2008 | By Kent Swart

Plasma cutting is a widely used process in the welding industry that provides both speed and precision, but it doesn't happen by accident. Being knowledgeable about your cutting applications, and familiarizing yourself with cutting techniques, maintenance, and safety features, will allow for a productive plasma experience.

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MG Systems & Welding expands

February 12, 2008

MG Systems & Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal cutting machines, has expanded its facilities for the second time in a year.The first addition, completed last summer, increased office space. The new project will add 60 ft. by 238 ft. to the south side of the plant. The...

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Arc-Zone.com names director of operations

February 12, 2008

Arc-Zone.com® Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., has named Scott Reiman as director of operations.Reiman has more than 10 years of experience in accounting, sales, and customer service management. Before joining the company he served as controller for a midsize construction company, as manager of customer...

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150-amp set added to consumable line

January 15, 2008

Hypertherm has added a 150-amp consumable set to its Centricut® brand Innerlogic Proline2200 consumable line.The consumables feature patented SilverLine® electrode technology, which involves welding a solid silver front end to a copper electrode base and inserting a hafnium pin into the...

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Plasma cutting machine offers unitized construction, multiple torch options

January 15, 2008

MG Systems and Welding has introduced the EdgeMax plasma cutting system, which offers unitized construction and multiple plasma torch options.The system is suitable for HVAC, general fabrication, and precision plasma cutting with three basic models: the H, the G, and the P. The H is designed for...

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New Miller Web page connects visitors to welding resources

January 15, 2008

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s new Industries and Interests Web page, located at www.millerwelds.com/interests, organizes the information available on the Appleton, Wis., company's Web site into nine categories: Manufacturing, Fabrication, Construction, Service Truck, Welding Instructors, Motorsports,...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft. of booth space, the show attracted nearly 31,000 visitors from more than 75 countries, a 27 percent...

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AWS acquires Mexican welding tradeshow

January 15, 2008

The American Welding Society (AWS), Miami, has entered into an agreement with Trade Show Consulting (TSC) to purchase Weldmex, the largest welding tradeshow in Latin America.Under the terms of the agreement, the AWS maintains primary ownership of Weldmex and assumes the rights to organize, promote,...

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Consumable kit simplifies plasma cutting

December 11, 2007

Hypertherm offers a consumable kit designed to simplify and optimize plasma cutting for owners of Powermax1000®, 1250, and 1650.Consumables for all types of cutting possible with a Powermax are included in the new kit. It has shielded consumables for everyday drag cutting in which the operator...

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High-current-density plasma cutting system pierces, production cuts steel up to 2-in. thick

December 11, 2007

High-current-density plasma cutting system pierces, production cuts steel up to 2-in. thickKaliburn says its Spirit400a is the industry's first 400-amp, high-current-density plasma cutting system. The system, which produces 80 kW, is rated 400 amps at 200 V, 100 percent duty cycle. It pierces and...

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General Sheet Metal Works expands Tomah, Wis., plant

December 11, 2007

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., has increased the size of its Tomah, Wis., plant from 22,500 sq. ft. to 45,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.The company says the additional capacity allows it to gain production efficiencies for current work and accommodate new business. The project...

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American Weldquip appoints district managers

December 11, 2007

American Weldquip Inc., Sharon Center, Ohio, recently appointed two district sales managers, naming Ray Trudell as manager for Ontario, Canada, and Todd Harris as manager for the Mid-South region.Trudell has more than 25 years of experience in the welding industry, serving most recently as...

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Motoman adds senior general manager for Canada plant

December 11, 2007

Motoman Inc., West Carrollton, Ohio, recently named Trevor Jones as senior general manager of Yaskawa Motoman Canada, Mississauga, Ont.Jones has more than 23 years of experience in the robotics industry. He was a founding member of CRS Robotics, which later was acquired by Thermo CRS Ltd., a Thermo...

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The life and times of plasma cutting

November 6, 2007 | By Nakhleh Hussary, Ph.D., Thierry Renault

Plasma cutting has become a process of choice for many because of its cost-effectiveness. However, this wasn't the case when the technology was introduced because of short consumable life. Technological innovations over the years, however, helped to change that.

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