June 3, 2013
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.
March 4, 2013
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.
June 8, 2012
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.
March 10, 2009
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.
November 6, 2007
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.