Douglas Shuda

Director of Marketing - Global Cutting Technologies
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501

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Cutting and Weld Prep | Articles | Practical Welding Today

A chase to the cut

November 10, 2015 | By Douglas Shuda

To best evaluate which process is best for you, you must first understand your application and define your needs and limitations, all while accounting for new opportunities and future goals. By doing so, you best match the system capability with your needs, allowing you to take full advantage of the productivity, versatility, and quality benefits that automated cutting has to offer.

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Oxyfuel Cutting | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Plasma and oxyfuel: A productive combination

October 13, 2014 | By Douglas Shuda

Gaining flexibility to match individual plate fabrication requirements using both mechanized oxyfuel and plasma cutting can make plate cutting far more efficient. As these technologies advance, fabricators can produce their parts smarter, faster, with the highest quality, and at lower cost. Regardless, the choice to use these technologies on separate machines or on one system is as individual as the application requirements.

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Laser Cutting | Articles | The FABRICATOR

One laser head, one plasma torch, one cutting table

July 8, 2011 | By Douglas Shuda

The fiber laser and plasma systems share similar delivery systems. Neither require any kind of optical alignment between the power source and cutting head. The two thermal cutting processes share many similarities, from an integration standpoint, which is why the two now can be integrated onto a single cutting table.

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