• Cutting vs. Rapid Traverse Speeds

    Cutting Vs. Rapid Traverse Speed

    Machine buyers often research the market thoroughly before making a capital investment while looking for key characteristics in a product that will give their business the greatest rate of return. Unfortunately, some people look through specifications that they may not completely understand, or worse, may be skewed by the manufacturer.

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  • CNC Plasma: Pierce Starts vs. Edge Starts

    In Plasma cutting there are two different types of starts, edge starts and pierce starts. They signify how the start of the cut will take place, and will have implications for other elements of the cut such as edge finish and quality. In addition the type of start used can affect your plasma consumable life. As a result it is important to understand the difference between the two types of starts in order to optimize your cutting experience.

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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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  • Plasma Terms Explained

    Plasma Terms Glossary

    Have you ever had trouble understanding terminology used by others in manufacturing? For those of you who are new to plasma cutting, listed below are definitions to some of the most commonly used plasma terms.

    • Angularity: Measurement of the plasma cut angle.
    • AC: An electric current that reverses its direction many times a second at regular intervals, typically used in power supplies.
    • CNC: Computer Numeric Control, the automation of machine tools operated by programmed commands.
    • Lag lines: Ridges in the surface of the cut.
    • Dross: Waste material from plasma or oxyfuel cutting processes.
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  • How Plasma Cutting Has Changed Over The Years

    Evolution of Plasma Cutting

    Author Jim Colt, of thefabricator.com, posted an informative article called “The Evolution of Plasma Cutting”. We summarized the article below, but you can read the full post here: http://www.thefabricator.com/article/plasmacutting/the-evolution-of-plasma-cutting 

    Plasma cutting technology was developed in the late 1950’s, and it has come a long way since its introduction. Today, it is one of the most widely used metal plate cutting processes for a large variety of industries. Early plasma systems were primarily used for cutting stainless steel and aluminum plate, these systems primitive by today’s design standards, were the most practical method for cutting heavy nonferrous plate.

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  • Heavy Piercing with Plasma

    Heavy Piercing With Plasma

    Tim Heston, Senior editor of thefabricator.com, discusses some basic strategies to effectively cut thick plate with Plasma CNC Machines. We’ve summarized the article below, but feel free to check out the whole article “Heavy Piercing with Plasma” here.  High density plasma arc cutting such as our 6000 Series CNC Plasma, can effectively cut through thick plate, […]

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  • 7 Reasons Why Plasma Cutting Systems Are Worth The Investment

    7 reasons why plasma cutting systems are worth the investment

    Our friends at Hyperthem.com posted yet again another informative article, this time on why Plasma Cutting systems are worth the investment. The focus was a comparison of the Powermax45 system and its attributes against a competitor’s lower priced system. Feel free to check out the available Powermax systems we have on our website here.  The full […]

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  • 6 Common Plasma Cutting Mistakes to Avoid

    Hypertherm.com posted an informative article listing 10 common plasma cutting mistakes. We’ve summarized what we think are the top 6 to avoid. You can find the full article here: https://www.hypertherm.com/en-US/learn/articles/10-common-plasma-cutting-mistakes/    

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  • Plasma Cutting a Chevy Camaro

    Chevy Camero Cut on V-Series CNC Plasma (2)

    Ever dreamed of owning the power of a Chevrolet Camaro? For many of us, the flashy muscle car just isn’t in the cards. Instead, watch our Value Series Plasma cuts out a copy of the iconic vehicle in 18 gauge mild steel. Using 45 amp settings, the total cut time was 13 minutes and the end […]

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  • Plasma Cutting Power- How is it measured?

    5-axis plasma cutting head

    In the plasma cutting world we are often quoting our power units on the amperage. As a refresher on high school science class, an amp (or ampere) is a measure of the amount of electric charge passing a point in an electric circuit per unit time, with 6.241X10^18 electrons (one coulomb) per second constituting one ampere. […]

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