• Heavy Piercing with Plasma

    Heavy Piercing With Plasma

    High density plasma arc cutting such as our 6000 Series CNC Plasma, can effectively cut through thick plate, however the most challenging aspect of the process is the initial piercing of the material. We will now go over a few basic strategies to allow your machine to effectively pierce through inches of metal. Photographers love […]

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  • What To Do When Your CNC Machine Goes Down

    CNC Machine

    It’s your worst nightmare when running your CNC machine. You’re chugging along, happy with your productivity. Maybe even excited because you know you’re going to have something good to show your boss. And then your machine stops doing anything. Or, maybe your CNC machine didn’t even start up in the first place. It happens because […]

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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 Consumables Maintenance

    In his latest article for The Fabricator Magazine – “Plasma cutting maintenance: Are you throwing money away?”, Jim Colt of Hypertherm discussed the importance of getting the most out of plasma consumables in order to increase productivity and cut costs. According to Jim Colt, introducing a consumables inspection procedure is the most important step in […]

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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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  • Choosing the Right Cutting Option for Industrial Cutting. Plasma, Laser or WaterJet?

    Purchasing a CNC machine is a great way to increase your manufacturing capabilities. When you require more metals to be cut or just need to increase your production levels, purchasing a CNC machine should be a no-brainer. It actually becomes a tough decision to make when your start choosing between different types of machines. CNC […]

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  • Proximity Sensors: Where they are and what they do

    Proximity sensor and screw

    We often have customers come to us looking for parts but sometimes they’re not exactly sure what they’re looking for. In an attempt to ease the headaches of so many machine operators or owners, we’re committed to shining light on some of these innocuous little parts that might go unnoticed, that is of course until […]

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  • Routine Maintenance and Cleaning of a Hypertherm Torch

    In addition to the webinar Hypertherm gave on lengthening plasma consumable life, they also provide some helpful suggestions for routine cleaning. Here are some of the steps for routine cleaning that will keep your Hypertherm Torch in optimal condition from the Hypertherm Torch Maintenance Guide:

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  • 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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  • Extending the Life of your CNC Plasma Consumables

    Controlling Arc Voltage for Bevel-Cutting and I-Cutting

    Through the last 5 years input costs for CNC Plasma have greatly increased, causing users to look for ways to reduce operating costs. By controlling the arc voltage, which is the amount of voltage between the electrode and work piece, operators will be able to extend consumable life; one of the main input costs in plasma cutting. Depending on if the machine is performing bevel cutting or I-cutting, there are different ways to control the arc voltage. Here are some tips for controlling the voltage of your plasma and ultimately improving cut quality for each of these applications.

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