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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Replacement electrodes for plasma cutting use silver wrap design around hafnium

June 20, 2013

Thermacut offers Super-Life™ replacement electrodes for mechanized plasma cutting systems from Hypertherm®, ESAB®, Victor-Thermal Dynamics, and Whitney®. The patented electrodes use a silver wrap design around the hafnium within the electrode. This helps improve cooling for longer electrode...

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Sterling Fabrication Technology opens Dallas showroom

June 17, 2013

Sterling Fabrication Technology has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. showroom in Dallas featuring laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting machines, as well as press brakes and finishing equipment from TRUMPF®, Hypertherm, Haeusler, Lissmac, and Virtek. Personalized virtual demonstrations are available via the...

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Manual plasma cutting inverter employs sinusoidal power consumption - TheFabricator.com

Manual plasma cutting inverter employs sinusoidal power consumption

June 13, 2013

Kjellberg Finsterwalde offers the CUTi 35 manual plasma cutting inverter for cutting electrically conductive materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper up to 0.47 in. thick. Featuring sinusoidal power consumption with power factor correction (PFC), the unit draws maximum...

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Hypertherm facilities recognized as OSHA VPP Star worksites

June 10, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor has recognized four Hypertherm facilities as OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star worksites. The program recognizes workplaces for operating outstanding safety and health management systems for employee protection. These worksites are self-sufficient in...

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Cutting systems deliver oxyfuel, plasma processes - TheFabricator.com

Cutting systems deliver oxyfuel, plasma processes

June 6, 2013

The VCS line of machines from Voortman Cutting Systems combines the oxyfuel and plasma cutting processes for such tasks as multitorch gas cutting, straight plasma cutting, bevel plasma cutting, marking, and combinations of these tasks. They can process steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. The...

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Oil-free liquid prevents slag buildup - TheFabricator.com

Oil-free liquid prevents slag buildup

May 22, 2013

Tower Oil & Technology Co. offers Kleneslat-RP. The synthetic, oil-free, nonflammable, nontoxic liquid prevents hot slag and splatter from sticking to support slats and workpieces during laser, plasma, or flame cutting operations. When sprayed or painted lightly onto laser slats and areas...

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ESAB wins 2013 sales and customer service award

May 21, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems, a provider of welding filler metals, equipment, and accessories in Florence, S.C., has been awarded the 2013 Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service. The company was recognized as the Sales Turnaround of the Year from more than 1,200 entries from organizations in...

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ESAB launches CNC cutting blog

May 19, 2013

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has launched a blog for the CNC cutting community at www.esab-cutting.com. ESAB Edge, The CNC Cutting Blog features a variety of posts on CNC cutting systems; plasma, oxyfuel, waterjet, and laser cutting processes; and related topics. Visitors...

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Victor contests recognize users of oxyfuel, plasma cutting equipment - TheFabricator.com

Victor contests recognize users of oxyfuel, plasma cutting equipment

May 16, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has launched two contests as part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Victor® brand of cutting and gas control equipment. The "A Cut Above" contest, open to students in cutting, welding, and related programs at secondary and...

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Cascading-arc plasma spray gun heats feedstock particles uniformly - TheFabricator.com

Cascading-arc plasma spray gun heats feedstock particles uniformly

May 2, 2013

Sulzer Metco has released the SinplexPro single-cathode plasma spray gun. Its cascading arc technology eliminates the interdependence of the plasma arc with processing gases and flows, resulting in a plasma jet that heats feedstock particles uniformly. According to the company, spray testing...

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Dual-beam design gives gantry cutting machine strength, narrow footprint

April 23, 2013

Messer Cutting Systems has introduced the TMC4500 DB heavy-duty gantry cutting machine. Its dual box-beam construction is supported by 10-ft. end trucks for stability and to support the company's largest cutting tools for precision beveling and straight plasma cutting, laser cutting, oxyfuel...

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Consumables designed for plasma torches

April 11, 2013

Hypertherm has introduced Centricut brand 280-amp consumables for PerCut 210M and 450M torches found on all new and upgraded Kjellberg HiFocus systems. SilverLine technology features a hybrid copper/silver weld joint. Cooling features reduce the operating temperature of the electrode, maximizing...

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Fab-Line Machinery hosts open house - TheFabricator.com

Fab-Line Machinery hosts open house

March 19, 2013

Fab-Line Machinery LLC, St. Charles, Ill., hosted its annual customer appreciation/open house on Feb. 28. Guests traveled from Washington, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois. The event included demonstrations of the new APHS Compact, the new APHS press brake, the HGL hydraulic shear, and...

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Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs - TheFabricator.com

Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs

March 5, 2013

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, celebrated the grand opening of a new 160,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on March 4. The additional manufacturing space is expected to facilitate the creation of up to 500 new jobs for New...

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low amperage, plasma marking

Introduction to plasma marking

March 4, 2013

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Fabricators mark parts for various reasons using different technologies, each with its own benefits. This article describes several marking options and further discusses plasma marking.

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