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? -

Plasma or oxyfuel?

June 3, 2013

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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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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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Choosing the right shielding for the best plasma cut

June 8, 2012

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

March 10, 2009

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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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The life and times of plasma cutting

November 6, 2007

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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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