Nakhleh Hussary, Ph.D.

Chief Science Engineer
Victor Technologies International
16052 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite #300
St. Louis, MO 63017

Phone: 636-728-3000

Plasma or oxyfuel? -

Oxyfuel Cutting | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Plasma or oxyfuel?

June 3, 2013 | By Nakhleh Hussary, Ph.D., David Pryor

When purchasing a new automated cutting table or retrofitting an existing one, which process is best--oxyfuel or plasma? The nature of the application and cutting process both play a role.

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low amperage, plasma marking

Plasma Cutting | Articles

Introduction to plasma marking

March 4, 2013 | By Dirk Ott , Nakhleh Hussary, Ph.D.

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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Choosing the right shielding for the best plasma cut -

Plasma Cutting | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Choosing the right shielding for the best plasma cut

June 8, 2012 | By Dirk Ott , Nakhleh Hussary, Ph.D.

The methods used to shield the plasma arc from the atmosphere have evolved. The concept of using tap water to generate the secondary gas has been around for more than three decades, but high-precision plasma cutting using the nitrogen-water process was developed less than a decade ago.

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Plasma Cutting | Articles | The FABRICATOR

You can plasma cut it, but can you weld it?

March 10, 2009 | By Geoffrey Putnam, Thierry Renault, Nakhleh Hussary, Ph.D.

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.

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Plasma Cutting | Articles | The FABRICATOR

The life and times of plasma cutting

November 6, 2007 | By Nakhleh Hussary, Ph.D., Thierry Renault

Plasma cutting has become a process of choice for many because of its cost-effectiveness. However, this wasn't the case when the technology was introduced because of short consumable life. Technological innovations over the years, however, helped to change that.

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