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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JETCAM, HPm announce partnership

November 6, 2007

JETCAM Intl., Monaco, a producer of CAD/CAM software, and HPm Italy, Cavriglia, Italy, a manufacturer of plasma cutting systems and hydraulic press brakes, announced a partnership to offer HPm plasma sheet cutting machines with JETCAM Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software.The latest version of Expert...

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MTC Software expands Asia-Pacific operation

November 6, 2007

MTC Software Inc., Lockport, N.Y., a developer of software for CNC sheet and plate cutting, has opened a sales and applications support facility in Singapore. Working closely with the company's Australian operation, the new office supports MTC Software products in the Asia-Pacific region.The...

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Plasma cutting line expanded

October 22, 2007

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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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 11 to Nov. 14.Cosponsored by the American Welding Society (AWS),...

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Hand-held air plasma cutting system designed for heavy fabrication

September 11, 2007

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the Spectrum® 1251 air cutting and gouging system, designed for hand-held and automated cutting in heavy fabrication, manufacturing, demolition, and maintenance applications.The cutting system, suitable for steel up to 1.75 in., has a 100-amp output and a...

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Control upgrade kit for cutting systems offered

September 11, 2007

ProMotion® Controls Inc. has introduced an HS-862 upgrade kit for its older shape-cutting controls. The kit, designed to provide optimal Windows® operation, increases controller clock speed of the CPU and RAM.The kit is available for the company's shape-cutting controls made with the GX1...

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Portable shape-cutting machine has 20-shape memory

September 11, 2007

The modular drive, programmable shape machine from Bug-O Systems Inc. is a compact shape-cutting machine designed to run any shape or pattern. The machine—which can be used for flame cutting, plasma cutting, and welding—has a 20-shape-capacity memory that allows programming of various...

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W.A. Whitney names distributors

September 11, 2007

W.A. Whitney, a division of MegaFab, Rockford, Ill., has appointed Weller Machinery Co. as exclusive distributor for its fabricating machines in Wisconsin and named Capital Machine Technologies as its exclusive distributor in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee,...

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Thermadyne names marketing manager

September 11, 2007

Thermadyne Industries Inc., St. Louis, a manufacturer of cutting and welding products and accessories, has named Tom Wermert as marketing manager for Americas Arc Welding.Wermert has served as the company's global product manager for filler metals, director for international marketing, marketing...

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MG Systems and Welding announces vice president, marketing

September 11, 2007

MG Systems and Welding Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a manufacturer of thermal cutting machines, has promoted Ronald Schneider to vice president of marketing. He is responsible for all of the company's marketing, product management, and field service activities.Schneider joined the company in...

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CNC Plasma

Improvements to CNC plasma technology

September 11, 2007 | By Craig Brooks

Continued improvements to CNC plasma cutting technology have made these units much more adaptable and user friendly. They have also helped improve consistency and cut quality.

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Plasma cutting components

Improving plasma cut quality

September 11, 2007 | By Tex Whiting

By optimizing the performance of each of the plasma cutting system's components, a fabricator can quickly and consistently create high quality parts. The plasma power supply, torch, and lead assembly comprise a plasma cutting system. Robust cutting applications require a mechanized system with an integrated computer numerical control (CNC) and a three-axis configuration with the plasma torch and a torch height control.

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George Conner C & S

Taking waste off the plate

August 8, 2007

C&S Metal Fabricating, Houston, fabricates parts for the oil and petrochemical industry. When it purchased a thermal cutting table with the latest controller technology, it took the unusual step of keeping all nest designs down on the shop floor, not in the front office as many other shops do.

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Hypertherm hires new district sales manager

July 24, 2007

Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has added Thomas Hanchette to its North American sales team.Hanchette supports the company's distributors in Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado, and Iowa. He works to increase awareness of Hypertherm systems and consumables throughout the area.Hanchette,...

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Plasma cutting system has built-in air compressor

July 10, 2007

Hobart Welding Products has introduced the AirForce™250ci portable plasma cutting system. Featuring a built-in air compressor, the system weighs 27 lbs., half the weight of the company's previous model.The system, powered by a 115-VAC household current, can cut 1/8-in. mild steel and sever...

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