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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ESAB receives Defense Supply Center award

September 13, 2005

The Defense System Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) honored ESAB Welding & Cutting Products with its Gold Medal Best Value Award at a ceremony held June 7 during the center's annual business...

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Plasma Cutting: Then and now

September 13, 2005

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To get a better idea of just how far plasma cutting has coe, let's take a look at where it started and where it's headed.

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Air plasma cutting system uses 100 amps

August 9, 2005

Thermal Dynamics® has introduced the 100-amp CUTMASTER™ 151 automated air plasma cutting system.The system comprises the SL100 1Torch™ plasma torch, advanced torch connector...

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Hypertherm chosen one of best places to work

August 9, 2005

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has been named fourth among the top 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is listed among the...

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Silver-infused electrode available for plasma cutting system

June 14, 2005

Hypertherm Inc. has extended its patented SilverPlus™ electrode technology to its HySpeed HT 4400 plasma cutting system. The electrodes are available for both 300-amp and 400-amp oxygen process...

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Plasma cutter connects automatically to various power sources

May 10, 2005

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.'s Spectrum® 1000 air plasma cutting and gouging system features Auto-Line™ technology, which allows automatic connection to any primary input voltage from 208 to 575...

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Plasma cutting electrode has high silver content

May 10, 2005

Thermacut Inc. offers its SilverEX®-Electrodes, which feature pure silver combined with special alloys. With a large hafnium insert, the electrodes are designed to enhance mechanized plasma...

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Making a clear-cut decision

May 10, 2005

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Deciding what automated cutting equipment is best for your small or medium shop depends on many factors: part size, part thickness, part accuracy, parts quantity, computer skills, and machine payback, or return on investment.

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Plasma/oxyfuel cutting machine has 1,000-IPM jog speed

April 12, 2005

MG Systems and Welding's EdgeMaster dual side drive plasma and oxyfuel cutting machine travels at a jog speed of 1,000 IPM.Available in widths from 8 ft. to 12 ft. and lengths from 10 ft. to 80 ft.,...

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Plasma systems available with automatic, manual controls

January 11, 2005

InnerLogic Inc. has introduced four new plasma cutting machines, the fully automatic FineLine 150PC and 260PC and the ProLine 2150 and 2260 with manual controls.The 150-amp FineLine 150PC cuts most...

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Cutting machine CNC introduced

November 9, 2004

Messer MG Systems and Welding has introduced the Global Control, a professional-grade Microsoft.NET CNC for its cutting machines.The control features a simple operator interface with a 15-in....

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Optimizing consumable life in mechanized plasma cutting

October 12, 2004

If you don't stay on top of torch maintenance and replacing consumables, an efficient cutting process can quickly become a lot more expensive to operate.

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Hypertherm plasma systems receive China's CCC certification

July 13, 2004

Hypertherm® Inc. has announced that 14 of its plasma systems have received China's CCC certification. The national product marking system, which confirms that products comply with all Chinese...

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Plasma pleases plenty

June 8, 2004

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Technological developments in lasers are positioning them as an attractive alternative to plasma. But fabricators are still sticking with plasma cutting for many applications where speed and cost-effective operation are concerns.

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Gouging: The other plasma process

June 8, 2004

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Plasma gouging, although not necessarily as well-known as plasma cutting, is one of four methods of gouging that can be used for a variety of industrial applications. Different techniques bring about different results, depending on the application.

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