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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Thermacut updates logo, slogan

December 4, 2013

Thermacut, Claremont, N.H., has announced a change in its logo and slogan to reflect the evolution of its core business. To highlight the introduction of a line of plasma cutting systems for both manual and mechanized plasma processes, and its continued evolvement into a full-line thermal cutting...

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Plasma cutting system, waterjet system introduced

December 3, 2013

Hypertherm has introduced the new Powermax125 plasma cutting and gouging system. According to the company, the system delivers the most power of any portable air plasma system currently available. The machine features a 1.5-in. recommended cut capacity. It can sever 2.5-in.-thick metal while...

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Lincoln Electric acquires an interest in Burlington Automation

November 18, 2013

Lincoln Electric has announced that it has acquired an interest in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada-based Burlington Automation, a provider of 3-D robotic plasma cutting systems. Burlington serves the structural steel, construction, oil and gas, and general fabrication markets in North America. The...

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Plasma cutting table suitable for HVAC applications

November 7, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc. has introduced the Patriot HVAC automated plasma cutting table designed for the HVAC industry. It comes in three sizes: 4 by 8 ft., 5 by 10 ft., and 6 by 12 ft. MTC's Design2Fab HVAC ducting software is standard. The software enables users to design and draw complex...

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Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies opens plasma design center in New Hampshire

October 31, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has opened its West Lebanon Design Center, a New Hampshire facility dedicated to innovation in plasma cutting and arc welding technologies. The 50,000-sq.-ft. center, which employs about 75 people, is equipped with a plasma process research and development...

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Retro Systems names COO

October 24, 2013

Chicago-based Retro Systems Inc., a manufacturer of CNC profile cutting machines for the plasma, oxyfuel, and waterjet cutting processes, has named Brice Turner as COO. He also serves as managing partner of Retro Systems LLC. Turner is founder and president of Duty First Holdings in Wichita, Kan....

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Guide package designed to help operators improve plasma cutting results

October 18, 2013

Hypertherm has released a consumable optimization package to owners of its HyPerformance® HPR® and HPRXD® plasma cutting systems. It comprises several guides to help operators improve cut quality, torch performance, and consumable life. The consumable care guide explains how to identify...

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Metalworking fluid designed for plasma cutting tables

October 9, 2013

Chemtool Inc. offers RPA Flame Kool, a moderate-duty, synthetic metalworking fluid formulated for general use on plasma cutting tables. The fluid provides a balance of cooling, wetting detergency, corrosion protection, and workpiece visibility for plasma cutting of ferrous alloys. The corrosion...

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ESAB to host plasma cutting webinar

October 1, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems, a provider of CNC plasma, oxyfuel, laser, and waterjet shape cutting machines in Florence, S.C., will host a free webinar entitled "CNC Plasma Cutting Machines: Water Tables vs. Downdraft Tables" on Wed., Oct. 9, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. CNC thermal cutting machines...

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Copper cathodes achieve 2,000 ignitions at 130 amps

October 1, 2013

Kjellberg Finsterwalde offers HiFocus copper cathodes for plasma cutting of mild steel. They can be used for a cutting current up to 280 amps. According to the company, in tests, the copper cathodes have achieved 2,000 ignitions with a cutting current of 130 amps and a cycle time of 20 sec., and...

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Plasma cutting system handles steel to 6.3 in. thick - TheFabricator.com

Plasma cutting system handles steel to 6.3 in. thick

October 1, 2013

The HiFocus 600i neo plasma cutting system from Kjellberg Finsterwalde cuts materials such as mild steel and stainless steel with a thickness from 0.02 to 6.30 in. Marking, beveling, and underwater plasma cutting applications also are possible. Comprising two power sources — the HiFocus...

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Cutting machine incorporates six oxyfuel torches, two plasma torches - TheFabricator.com

Cutting machine incorporates six oxyfuel torches, two plasma torches

September 30, 2013

The V304 plate processing system from Voortman delivers multitorch oxyfuel cutting, plasma straight cutting, and plasma 3-D beveling. It is suitable for repeating and simultaneous cutting jobs and layout marking. A maximum of six oxyfuel torches, two plasma torches, or a combination can be...

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Patriot Automation CNC names Cony & Associates as distributor

September 26, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc., Daphne, Ala., has authorized Cony & Associates of Waukesha, Wis., to promote and sell its full line of products in the upper Midwest. Patriot Automation offers XY-axis cutting tables; plasma marking, welding, and cutting systems; robotic and fixed GMAW systems;...

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Patriot Automation CNC acquires new facility

September 19, 2013

Patriot Automation CNC Inc. is expanding into a new plant in Daphne, Ala., that will house manufacturing facilities and a demonstration lab for its XY-axis plasma cutting tables and Motoman robotic welding and cutting cell. Richard Morgan, CEO and owner, said, "This is just one step in Patriot...

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ESAB to sponsor LetzRoll Offroad Racing for 2014 season - TheFabricator.com

ESAB to sponsor LetzRoll Offroad Racing for 2014 season

September 9, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, a provider of cutting and welding equipment, accessories, and consumables in Florence, S.C., has announced its title sponsorship of LetzRoll Offroad Racing for the 2014 off-road racing season. ESAB will be the exclusive welding sponsor for the Mesa,...

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