Time spent on extensive weld prep easily can eliminate any gains made from faster plasma cutting. Put another way, it doesn't matter how fast a plasma cuts if the resulting cut face can't be welded efficiently.
Manufacturing companies that once provided the stepping stone to a middle-class existence for so many in major U.S. cities simply don’t exist. If urban areas are to be revitalized, people will have to come together to make those areas livable for all, not just those in $700,000 flats in a refurbished factory building.
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