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What is Plasma Arc Cutting?

May 6, 2014

Plasma is defined in Websters as a ”collection of charged particles ... containing about equal numbers of positive ions and electrons and exhibiting some properties of a gas but differing from a gas in being a good conductor of electricity ...”.

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Posted in Cutting Systems , Tagged with Plasma



The Basics of Plasma Cutting

May 6, 2014

Plasma cutting is the fastest cutting process on carbon steel, aluminum, or stainless steel.

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Posted in Cutting Systems , Tagged with Plasma



Plasma Maintenance

March 21, 2014

Checklists for Plasma Maintenance.

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Posted in Welding Equipment , Tagged with Plasma



How Thick Can You Cut With Plasma Under Water

October 7, 2013

Under water plasma cutting is nothing new - it was first done in the mid 1970's. But it still has many advantages that lead many fabricators, steel service centers, and manufacturers to prefer it over dry cutting. An "Air Curtain" or "Bubble Muffler" is used to create a pocket of air around the front end of the torch, shielding the arc from the water. But not every thickness of every material can be cut under water. So what are the limits, and what happens if you push them?

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Posted in Cutting Systems , Tagged with Plasma, Tables



What Is The Best Way To Cut Steel Plate

September 30, 2013

There are many ways to cut mild steel plate, some of which are suited for automation some are not. Some are suited for thinner plate, some for thicker. Some are fast, some are slow.

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Posted in Cutting Systems , Tagged with Laser, Plasma, Process, Waterjet



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