Kent Swart

Contributing Writer
Thermadyne's Thermal Dynamics® brand of plasma systems
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consuming plasma consumables

Consumables | Articles | Practical Welding Today

Consuming plasma consumables too quickly?

March 1, 2010 | By Kent Swart

All plasma systems use consumables that have an expected life. In high-use environments the cost of consumables can become considerable over time. Familiarizing yourself with what causes premature consumable wear and how to prevent it can help extend the life of your consumables, and in turn, cut down on the cost of continuous consumable replacement.

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Shop Management | Articles

Plasma cutting and how it works

August 11, 2009 | By Kent Swart

What is plasma cutting, and when is it your best metal cutting option? What information do you need to choose the right plasma system? This article answers these questions and more about plasma cutting.

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plasma arc cutting

Plasma Cutting | Articles | Practical Welding Today

Plasma cutting primer

March 11, 2008 | By Kent Swart

Plasma cutting is a widely used process in the welding industry that provides both speed and precision, but it doesn't happen by accident. Being knowledgeable about your cutting applications, and familiarizing yourself with cutting techniques, maintenance, and safety features, will allow for a productive plasma experience.

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