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.
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...
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...
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.,...
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...
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.
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...
June 8, 2004
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.
August 28, 2003
For many people, the world of plasma cutting is a complex and daunting place, with a cryptic set of rules that can be mastered only by highly trained technicians after weeks of training. For every change of material or thickness being cut, a long process ensues of resetting gas mixtures, tweaking pierce heights and pierce delays, and manually calibrating every last parameter to ensure a reliable result.
March 13, 2003
Just 20 years ago most heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) ductwork was cut by hand with snips and shears. Cutting out HVAC fittings was slow and labor-intensive. It took an experienced tinsmith with strong hands to slice through galvanized steel all day. It took even more skill to get the cuts and bends just right to coax flat panels of sheet metal into precise 3-D forms.