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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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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CNC profile cutting machine supports plasma, oxyfuel processes

February 28, 2013

Retro Systems has launched the Mega Hornet 1000 floor-mounted rail cutting machine. It is the third model in the series of machines equipped with multiple tool carriages supporting the plasma and oxyfuel cutting processes. Constructed from a welded and stress-relieved gantry beam and fabricated...

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Silver replacement electrodes help improve electrical conductivity

February 26, 2013

Thermacut's Silver-Pro electrodes combine a copper electrode body and a solid silver insert. The insert helps improve the conductivity of electricity and dissipates the heat of the plasma arc efficiently to help extend electrode life, the manufacturer reports. The electrodes are available for the...

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Thermacut s.r.o. acquires HOLMA AG

February 14, 2013

Thermacut s.r.o., a subsidiary of IBG Industrie-Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG (IBG), has announced the acquisition of HOLMA® AG, a producer of laser and plasma cutting consumables. The new acquisition fits into the global strategy of the Thermacut Group, a supplier of plasma cutting...

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Shape cutting machine gantry accommodates four waterjet, two high-def plasma stations - TheFabricator.com

Shape cutting machine gantry accommodates four waterjet, two high-def plasma stations

February 14, 2013

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Hydrocut™ LX low-rail waterjet shape cutting machine. It features a large gantry with a high-stiffness beam design, dual precision linear rails, and precision rack and pinion drives. The size and strength of this gantry make it suitable for waterjet...

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Better plasma cutting on stainless steel - TheFabricator.com

Better plasma cutting on stainless steel

February 1, 2013

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Penn Stainless Products, Quakertown, Pa., wanted to upgrade its plasma cutting operations so that it could cut thicker stainless steel plate. It found that plasma technology advancements could deliver the thicker cut and additional benefits as well.

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CNC supports plasma, waterjet, oxyfuel cutting methods

January 30, 2013

Hypertherm has introduced EDGE® Pro Ti, a CNC designed with integrated drives, motors, and multiple torch height control interface options. It is suitable for small to medium-sized cutting tables and works with all plasma systems including the manufacturer’s Powermax®, HySpeed® HSD130™, and...

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