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Hypertherm, Inc.


Hypertherm, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Two specific concerns with plasma holes are the taper and the ding or divot that is present on the interior of the hole. Both of these cut quality issues prevent a bolt from being able to pass through... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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When it comes to cutting stainless steel, plasma cutting isn't the first method that comes to mind for most metal fabricators. Odds are they aren't cutting a lot of stainless steel plate, however.... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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Working with thick materials requires equipment with specific capabilities, but not every company has the means to tackle the challenge. Houston-based Sabre Alloys does thanks to some help from... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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Plasma cutting is a thermal cutting process in which a beam of ionized gas heats an electrically conductive metal beyond its melting point and flushes molten metal through the kerf of the cut. The... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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In any discussion about how to cut metal, plasma cutting is right up there with laser and waterjet. The technology gets a bad rap, though, when the discussion turns to cutting aluminum. There are five... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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This article explores the three most common metal cutting processes - laser, oxyfuel and plasma - to help you make a confident and informed decision on the process that best suits your needs. The... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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Behlen Industries's investment in high tech plasma system leads to a 40% cost savings.... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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High-density plasma arc cutting can effectively cut thick plate. The most challenging aspect, in fact, is that initial pierce. To that end, a few basic strategies help overcome this challenge,... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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Curtis Welding and Fabrication of Atlantic, IA, needed increased plasma cutting capabilities and found that and more when they purchased a table with bevel head.... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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Using plasma systems to perform bevel cutting on specially designed cutting tables (with bevel heads) has been done in the metal cutting industry for years. By using a bevel head, you can eliminate... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Hutchinson Manufacturing is an ISO 9001 compliant custom metal fabricator that needs to cut metal that meets the stringent requirements of material dedication, testing and quarantine required by the... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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This article reviews ways to enhance your plasma cutting operations to achieve optimum cut quality and productivity. It suggests improvements in voltages, gas blends, torches and consumables, CNCs and... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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The importance of clean, dry compressed air for an air plasma cutting system... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Controls Software)
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Advancements in nesting software development have made a real impact in terms of increased material utilization and machine uptime, but for a fabricator to get the most out of the nesting software, it... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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New materials and torch shapes are increasing the range of plasma cutting applications. This article describes how. Every new technology, from automobiles to televisions, goes through an evolutionary... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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New materials and torch shapes increase range of plasma cutting applications.... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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Plasma systems have been used to cut metal for over 50 years and provide numerous advantages over other cutting methods. So why isn't everyone cutting with plasma? Some people believe that plasma... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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When demand grows, a company's reputation relies on its ability to deliver quality products in a timely manner. Business has been brisk at Schramm Inc., West Chester, Pa. The company found itself... (View Full Article)
(Lasers)
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The fiber laser and plasma systems share similar delivery systems. Neither require any kind of optical alignment between the power source and cutting head. The two thermal cutting processes share many... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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Often neglected in the push to get more parts of higher quality off the cutting table per shift are the very components that generate the high temperature plasma cutting arc. Up to 40 percent of the... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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More welders are realizing the benefits of using plasma technology to perform gouging in heavy industrial applications where versatility, speed, and safety are important.... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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Contaminated air is the number one issue affecting plasma cut quality and consumable life. Here's how to recognize when you have an issue and how to fix it.... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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Pipeline workers discover the time-and money-saving benefits of plasma on weld repairs and tie-in points.... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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The list of items needing regular maintenance in your shop is likely long. It probably seems there is always something to be done. Unfortunately, while most shops are great at inspecting equipment... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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Choosing a plasma power supply is one thing; putting together an entire system is something else altogether. A complete plan includes an X-Y table, CNC system, software, and fume control. Putting... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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A considerable percentage of the total cycle time is non-cutting time (time spent moving from one cut to the next cut - also known as cut-to-cut cycle time). Hypertherm has responded to industry... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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For optimal viewing of this digital publication, please enable JavaScript and then refresh the page. If you would like to try to load the digital publication without using Flash Player detection,... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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It's no secret that plasma torch consumables play an integral role in achieving a successful cut. What may not be widely known, however, is the relationship among the consumable components, and that... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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This article describes the mechanized plasma cutting process and discusses what considerations should be taken into account when selecting a system.... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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JoAnn Bortles - Custom hot rod / motorcycle fabricator, welder, renowned painter and author - describes her misconceptions and how she rediscovered today's plasma capabilities... (View Full Article)
(Machine Tools)
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With the level of technology involved in today's high definition class plasma cutting systems - highly refined torch and consumable designs, extremely accurate gas flow delivery systems, reliable,... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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The four most common cut quality issues for fabricators are dross, edge angularity, material warpage, and metallurgy of the plasma-cut edge. Your ability to achieve the best results depends on the... (View Full Article)
(Metal Cutting Machines)
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Hole quality is one of the most frequently discussed topics in regards to CNC plasma cutting. Regardless of what type of machine you use, there are a few tips and tricks you can employ to achieve your... (View Full Article)
(Welding Equipment and Supplies)
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This article offers an overview of manual plasma arc cutting (PAC) technology from the early days to the present, including an explanation of different power supplies, recommendations for selecting... (View Full Article)

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