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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O.E. Meyer Co. honored by Hypertherm as top independent distributor

June 2, 2014

O.E. Meyer Co., Sandusky, Ohio, has been recognized as the top North American independent distributor by Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., with an award named after Hypertherm Chairman and CEO Dick Couch. The award includes a $500 donation to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice. O.E....

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Oxyfuel/plasma cutting system features fully integrated CNC

May 14, 2014

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced Crossbow, a compact, portable oxyfuel/plasma CNC cutting system designed to be economical. The machine’s size and weight allow for simplified transport as applications require. The unit is suitable for trade schools, small fab shops, maintenance and repair...

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Hypertherm launches cutting blog

May 1, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched SPARK, a new blog designed to share best practices, answer questions, and help people overcome their cutting challenges. Content of the blog, available at www.hyperthermspark.com, is based on...

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Victor Technologies announces winners of student cutting and welding contest

May 1, 2014

St. Louis-based Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, gas control, and specialty welding equipment, has announced the six winners of its 2013 A Cut Above contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. The individual winners, who each won a...

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Torch lineup includes 4-ft.-long model

April 14, 2014

Hypertherm has introduced Duramax Hyamp air plasma torches. The line includes long models for extended-reach cutting and a number of robotic torches. The long torches, designed for hand-held cutting, come in two different lengths — 2 ft. and 4 ft. — and two different torch head angles: 45...

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Plasma torch protection system retrofits to existing CNC tables

March 31, 2014

Boss Mfg. has introduced a plasma torch protection system for use on CNC tables. Made of anodized aluminum, the product can bevel cut. Its microswitch control allows gantry movement and plasma arc to stop in the event of a collision. Generic mounts enable installation on most torch...

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Water table performs plasma cutting, dry cutting

March 27, 2014

Messer Cutting Systems Inc. has introduced the compact EdgeMax L-series water table, which features a unitized steel water table/frame, full-capture bearing assemblies, and a low-mass aluminum beam. Driven by dual brushless AC motors, the plate cutting machine provides fast acceleration,...

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Hypertherm plans two-day training workshops on advanced cutting topics

March 26, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced plans to host two days of live training at Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ont., April 30 and May 1. The workshops will show people how to improve their system performance, material usage,...

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5-axis bevel plasma head cuts up to 2-in.-thick mild steel

March 24, 2014

MultiCam has introduced a new 5-axis bevel plasma head, made with aluminum castings for weight reduction and rigidity. The head’s features help improve crash protection, simplify maintenance, and provide for maximum table coverage, according to the manufacturer. The head moves in the X, Y, and...

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Plasma cutting system delivers increased power while remaining portable

March 17, 2014

Hypertherm has launched the Powermax30® XP plasma cutting system. According to the manufacturer, the system is 50 percent more powerful than its predecessor, yet maintains its light weight and small size. The two-in-one design allows high-power cutting on thick metal and detailed cutting on...

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CNC plasma available in kit form

February 18, 2014

MultiCam offers its V series CNC plasma machine, suitable for entry-level and experienced manufacturers, in kit form. Instructions are provided on DVD, and the machine can be assembled and ready to operate in about 4 to 6 hrs. EZ-G code and EZ-Suite application software, included with all...

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MultiCam appoints manufacturing manager

January 31, 2014

Dallas-based MultiCam Inc., a manufacturer of CNC cutting systems, has appointed Mike Boyte to the position of manufacturing manager. He has more than 20 years of manufacturing and quality control experience in industries related to factory automation. Boyte, a certified lean Six Sigma black...

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Hypertherm earns LEED Gold designation for its Lebanon, N.H., facility

January 30, 2014

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., has announced a LEED® Gold designation for its new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, N.H. The facility is the only one of its kind in the state to receive a Gold or Platinum designation, according...

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ESAB spearheads, implements new ISO standard

January 30, 2014

Florence, S.C.-based ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, a manufacturer of fully integrated cutting systems, has implemented the new European EN ISO standard 17916 for the safety of thermal cutting machines. The company reports that it spearheaded the initiative to establish the new standard, which...

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Hypertherm webinars to cover plasma, laser, waterjet, CAM software

January 29, 2014

Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H., manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced its 2014 webinar series, a collection of free, educational webinars for fabricators and others who routinely cut metal and other industrial materials. The webinars will feature a number of...

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