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 system improves electrode life, cutting quality

August 27, 2008

Kaliburn has announced the expansion of its Spirit product line to include 150a and 200a models. The new systems—one a 150-amp model, the other a 200-amp—are automated high-definition plasma cutting systems that incorporate a hafnium technology.Hafnium Optimizing...

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275-amp plasma cutting consumables introduced

August 12, 2008

Hypertherm's Centricut brand has announced the availability of 275-amp consumables for InnerLogic (Kaliburn) ProLine 2260 and FineLine 260 systems.The new consumable line includes the company's patented SilverLine® electrodes, which have a solid silver front end welded to a copper electrode...

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Manual plasma cutting line expanded

August 12, 2008

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched two new models in its PowerCut™ line of Plasmarc™ manual cutting packages. The lightweight, portable 1600 and 1300 models offer the highest speeds and thickness capabilities in their class, as well as high duty cycles, the company reports.The...

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D&S Mfg. unveils expansion plan

August 12, 2008

Michael Dougherty, president of D&S Mfg. in Black River Falls, Wis., has announced the company's initiation of a $6.4 million expansion of its production facilities. The 12-month project commenced in June."As a result of the strong sales growth we have experienced during the past several years, D&S...

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Plasma cutting system suitable for HVACR applications

July 15, 2008

Thermal Dynamics has introduced the AirCut 15C manual plasma cutting system, which is suitable for HVACR applications.The 29-lb. system, which has a built-in air compressor, cuts up to 3/16 in. with a 1/8-in. recommended cut. It includes a 120-V, 15-amp...

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Replacement bodies designed for Powermax— torches

July 15, 2008

Thermacut Inc. has introduced a line of replacement parts for Hypertherm® Powermax® T-60® and T-80® hand torch bodies; 25- and 50-ft. lead sets; and torch with leads assemblies. The parts are compatible with Powermax 1000 and 1250 power...

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Hypertherm celebrates 40th anniversary

July 15, 2008

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma arc metal cutting technology, celebrated its 40th anniversary in June.The events began with Hypertherm founder Dick Couch and Vice President of Human Resources Barbara Couch celebrating with the company's associates and customers in Mexico...

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Koike installs Thermal Dynamics plasma cutting machines

July 15, 2008

Koike-Aronson Inc., Arcade, N.Y., recently installed AutoCut and UltraCut plasma cutting systems from Thermal Dynamics, St. Louis, at its training facilities in Arcade and Houston. Koike trained all of its U.S. and Canadian sales and technical personnel on the cutting systems, which are suitable...

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Uniframe plasma cutting system has compact footprint

June 17, 2008

AKS Cutting Systems has introduced the tru-kut heavy-duty, 5-ft. by 10-ft. plasma cutting system. The rigid, fully welded steel frame provides a stable platform, the company reports.Single setup machining of the frame and mounting surfaces helps improve system accuracy. The uniframe design provides...

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ITT Corp. acquires Kaliburn

May 15, 2008

ITT Corp., White Plains, N.Y., recently acquired Kaliburn Inc., Charleston, S.C.ITT Corp. is an engineering and manufacturing company that employs approximately 40,000 people and has customers in more than 50 countries. The company completed the acquisition through its wholly owned subsidiary,...

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Plasma delivers precision for top seat manufacturer

May 13, 2008

ButlerBuilt, a leading manufacturer of motorsports seating located in Harrisburg, N.C., finds a new plasma cutting system to be a much better improvement over the 15-year-old plasma table it dumped in early 2007.

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Service center fabricates its future

March 11, 2008 | By Dan Davis

Denman & Davis calls itself the largest general-line, independent service center in the Northeast. The company has about 65,000 square feet of inventory and manufacturing space in Clifton, N.J., another 70,000 square feet in Slatersville, R.I., and another 35,000 in Albany, N.Y. The company distributes a variety of hot-rolled and cold-finished bars, structural shapes, sheets, and tubing, but has discovered a fruitful niche with plate, used in pressure vessel, power generation, and processing applications.

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Plasma cutting machine suitable for HVAC, small shops

March 11, 2008

3D Mfg. Inc.'s Razor Cut EL plasma cutting machine has a welded tubular frame and linear-motion rails—which are driven by a servo positioning system—on the X, Y, and Z axes.The system has a light-duty power supply suitable for HVAC and small sheet metal shops. It can cut at more than...

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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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