• Troubleshooting Checklist: When Issues with Consumable Life & Cut Quality Arise

    Production managers and operators have high performance expectations of their equipment. When customers experience problems with the cut quality and the life of the plasma cutting consumables, the following steps should be addressed: Read the owner’s manual accompanying the equipment. “The owner’s manual is the bible for settings, trouble-shooting and performance indicators. Understanding how the […]

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  • Customer Installation: Southeast Welding installs MultiCam 3000 with Hypertherm XPR 300

    Denis & Christian Petitpas of Southeast Welding in Cap-Pele, NB are now outfitted with the latest and greatest MultiCam & Hypertherm technology. With the installation of the MultiCam 3000 Series Plasma table combined Hypertherm XPR 300 Power Supply these entrepreneurs are now cutting ahead of the competition. The new Hypertherm XPR300® represents the most significant […]

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  • Simple Solutions to 6 Plasma Cutting Mistakes

    Mistakes lead to wasted time and money. A good operator working on a well-maintained CNC plasma cutter saves your company thousands of hours and dollars, and generates you consistent revenue. Good operators know how to avoid the mistakes discussed below, and they should help your inexperienced team members learn how to avoid them too: Using […]

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  • Customer Installation: Hypertherm XPR 300

    We recently installed the Hypertherm XPR 300 for our clients at McTavish Steel Works. The new Hypertherm XPR300® represents the most significant advance in mechanized plasma cutting technology, ever. This next generation system redefines what plasma can do by expanding its capabilities and opportunities in ways never before possible. With unmatched X-Definition™ cut quality on […]

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  • Not all plasma consumables are created equally

    plasma consumables


    Hypertherm posted an educational blog called “consumable bargains? Not so much” in which they dive into the differences between quality hypertherm consumables and bargain consumables, we have summarized the blog below but you can read the full article here: https://www.hypertherm.com/en-US/learn/spark-the-blog/consumable-bargains-not-so-much/

    With today’s technology, plasma systems can produce extremely accurate parts with little or no post production processes. Yet, a plasma system is only as good as its consumables, and the purchase of knock-off consumables can make your systems performance suffer. People often don’t think about the engineering and precision that comes into the manufacturing of plasma consumables. They are more than just a piece of copper machined in a certain shape, as hypertherm consumables contain a lot of hidden technologies and are machined to extremely high tolerances to deliver the cut quality and life expectancy people have come to expect.

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  • Cutting Better Holes With Your CNC Plasma Machine

    Cutting better holes with your CNC Plasma Machine

    Our friends at hypertherm posted an useful article, listing 8 tips on making better holes with your cnc plasma machine. We have summarized it into a short 5 tip infographic below, but you can read the full article here: https://www.hypertherm.com/en-US/learn/spark-the-blog/making-better-holes-with-plasma/ 

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  • Best practices for the best consumable life and performance: Electrode

    Plasma cutting is the most productive and cost effective way to cut carbon steel from gauge to 2” thickness. But in order to achieve the highest performance, operators need to ensure that the consumables in the torch are inspected and maintained to high standards. In one of their latest webinars on plasma consumables maintenance, Hypertherm […]

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  • The State of Plasma

    plasma cutting industry trends

    FabShop Magazine recently interviewed Evan Smith, president of Hypertherm. Based on the recent economic downturn, Fab Shop Magazine questioned how the plasma industry, and really the fabrication industry as a whole, was progressing, and what trends would we see in the near future. FAB Shop: What’s the state of the plasma industry right now? Smith: […]

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  • Function and Features of a Plasma Electrode


    With today’s long-life oxygen cutting technology, plasma is the most productive, cost effective way to cut carbon steel from gauge to 1 1/4” thickness. But to get the highest performance, operators need to ensure the consumables in the torch are inspected and maintained to high standards. In this blog, we will introduce more information about […]

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  • Integrating a Handheld Torch into a Mechanized Table

    Do you currently own a handheld plasma torch such as one from the Hypertherm Powermax line? Have you been considering upgrading to a mechanized platform but you don’t want to have to purchase a new plasma unit? Integrating a handheld torch into a mechanized table is simple with MultiCam’s V-Series and 1000 Series Plasmas.

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