Plasma Cutting: A Beginners Guide

Sep 2014 29
19 40 Mon
Written by Weld.com

Plasma cutting is a way of cutting through metal quickly and easily. Plasma cutters are quickly becoming the go to machines for home hobbyists, weekend warriors and small shops that need to cut metal on a budget. One of the major reasons for this is the price for these machines has dropped so much in recent years, making them affordable to almost everyone. So, are you in need of a plasma cutter? Well, if you are looking to supplement [or replace] a mechanical saw, taking on new projects that require more metal cutting or just think you want a cool new toy; you might think about a plasma cutter!

How does a plasma cutter work?
Plasma cutting is a fairly simple process that doesn't require much training. The way it works is the machine connects to an air compressor, which allows it to push out a stream of ionized gas through a constricting tip [via a torch]. This pressurized, ionized gas is also known as plasma. When using a plasma cutter, the plasma creates electricity, which is then transferred from the torch to the material you are trying to cut. In fact, when using this process, you are not technically "cutting" the metal, but melting it via a very fine orifice.

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Bug-O Systems News

Jul 2014 18
15 08 Fri
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Low Cost Pipe Weld Purging System

Jul 2014 11
09 02 Fri
Written by Weld.com

Low Cost Pipe Weld Purging System

When welding pipes and tubes that need to go through high temperature thermal cycles before, during and after welding, it is usually important to purge the insides with an inert gas, to prevent oxidation and scaling and to ensure a good internal weld profile.

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United Performance Metals Receives Recognition from Lockheed Martin

Jun 2014 02
11 05 Mon
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United Performance Metals Receives Recognition from Lockheed Martin

Hamilton, Ohio – May 1, 2014 – UnitedPerformance Metals was recognized for demonstrating its commitment to excellence with 100% on-time delivery and quality of their products to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.  United Performance Metals’ ability, workmanship, and superior standard of performance were noted as instrumental in supporting the commitments of Lockheed Martin to its customers and to support the needs of the War Fighter.  United Performance Metals was called out as a company that can be depended upon for products and services that meet the exacting delivery and quality standards of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.

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