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April 14, 2014
Torch lineup includes 4-ft.-long model
Hypertherm has introduced Duramax Hyamp air plasma torches. The line includes long models for extended-reach cutting and a number of robotic torches. The long torches, designed for hand-held cutting, come in two different lengths — 2... Read more...

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March 26, 2014
Hypertherm plans two-day training workshops on advanced cutting topics
Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced plans to host two days of live training at Conestoga College in Cambridge, Ont., April 30 and May 1. The workshops will show people how... Read more...

Article

March 20, 2014
An industrial facility’s journey to LEED certification
Originally developed in the mid-1990s by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a certification process that covers new buildings, existing buildings, schools, and residential dwellings.... Read more...

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March 17, 2014
Plasma cutting system delivers increased power while remaining portable
Hypertherm has launched the Powermax30® XP plasma cutting system. According to the manufacturer, the system is 50 percent more powerful than its predecessor, yet maintains its light weight and small size. The two-in-one design allows... Read more...

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January 30, 2014
Hypertherm earns LEED Gold designation for its Lebanon, N.H., facility
Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., has announced a LEED® Gold designation for its new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, N.H. The facility is the only one of its kind in the state... Read more...

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January 29, 2014
Hypertherm webinars to cover plasma, laser, waterjet, CAM software
Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H., manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced its 2014 webinar series, a collection of free, educational webinars for fabricators and others who routinely cut metal and other industrial... Read more...

Article

January 17, 2014
The evolution of plasma cutting
Plasma cutting has come a long way since it was first developed in the late 1950s by engineers at Union Carbide Corp. Today it is one of the most widely used metal plate cutting processes for a large variety of industries. Early plasma... Read more...

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January 16, 2014
Hypertherm transitions to a 100 percent employee-owned company
Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has transferred all of its common stock into an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), making the company 100 percent employee owned under an S-Corporation... Read more...

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December 5, 2013
Hypertherm recognized in New Hampshire as Best Large Company to Work For
Hypertherm, a metal cutting system manufacturer based in Hanover, N.H., has been selected as the Best Large Company to Work For in New Hampshire. This is the 11th time Hypertherm has been named to the Best Company list, sponsored by Business NH... Read more...

Product

December 3, 2013
Plasma cutting system, waterjet system introduced
Hypertherm has introduced the new Powermax125 plasma cutting and gouging system. According to the company, the system delivers the most power of any portable air plasma system currently available. The machine features a 1.5-in. recommended cut... Read more...

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October 18, 2013
Guide package designed to help operators improve plasma cutting results
Hypertherm has released a consumable optimization package to owners of its HyPerformance® HPR® and HPRXD® plasma cutting systems. It comprises several guides to help operators improve cut quality, torch performance, and consumable life. The... Read more...

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September 13, 2013
Nesting software updated for scribing, laser cutting
A new software update to Hypertherm's ProNest® CAD/CAM software is available for download at no charge to customers with a current ProNest subscription. Improvements to the software’s scribe text function allow users to add varied... Read more...

Article

July 11, 2013
Plasma cutting for tube, pipe, profiles
From its infancy in the 1960s, plasma cutting has progressed to become widely used in both machine-based and hand-held applications. Over the years technology improvements have led to better edge quality, faster cutting speed, longer... Read more...

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June 10, 2013
Hypertherm facilities recognized as OSHA VPP Star worksites
The U.S. Department of Labor has recognized four Hypertherm facilities as OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star worksites. The program recognizes workplaces for operating outstanding safety and health management systems for employee... Read more...

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June 3, 2013
Nesting software integration leads to improved performance
The evolution of nesting software continues, transforming a product that originated as a tool for basic automatic nesting and converting CAD to numeric code (NC) into something much more significant to today’s fabricators. Yes, modern... Read more...

Product

April 11, 2013
Consumables designed for plasma torches
Hypertherm has introduced Centricut brand 280-amp consumables for PerCut 210M and 450M torches found on all new and upgraded Kjellberg HiFocus systems. SilverLine technology features a hybrid copper/silver weld joint. Cooling features reduce... Read more...

News

March 5, 2013
Hypertherm opens new facility that will create up to 500 new jobs
Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, celebrated the grand opening of a new 160,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on March 4. The additional manufacturing space is expected to... Read more...

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February 1, 2013
Better plasma cutting on stainless steel
When it comes to cutting stainless steel, plasma cutting isn’t the first method that comes to mind for most metal fabricators. Odds are they aren’t cutting a lot of stainless steel plate, however. Penn Stainless Products does... Read more...

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January 30, 2013
CNC supports plasma, waterjet, oxyfuel cutting methods
Hypertherm has introduced EDGE® Pro Ti, a CNC designed with integrated drives, motors, and multiple torch height control interface options. It is suitable for small to medium-sized cutting tables and works with all plasma systems including the... Read more...

News

January 3, 2013
Hypertherm acquires AccuStream waterjet products company
Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, has announced the acquisition of AccuStream, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of waterjet cutting products. "AccuStream's core values and focus on building reliable, highly... Read more...

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December 6, 2012
Plasma systems enhanced with new technology
Hypertherm has announced the release of the new True Bevel™ edge-profiling technology. It includes factory-tested mild steel cut charts for all of the company's HyPerformance® HPRXD® plasma systems. The cut charts contain... Read more...

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November 30, 2012
Hypertherm establishes rebate program for students, graduates
Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based metal cutting system manufacturer, has announced the launch of its new "American Built. Building America" educational rebate program. Current students or new graduates of a welding or metal fabrication program... Read more...

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October 4, 2012
Mild steel cut charts designed to help increase beveling accuracy
Hypertherm will unveil new edge profiling technology at FABTECH designed to help fabricators and CNC table manufacturers achieve accurate bevel cuts. The technology includes factory-tested mild steel cut charts for the manufacturer's... Read more...

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October 3, 2012
Plasma system nozzles help eliminate leaking coolant
Hypertherm has introduced eight Centricut CoolFlow™ nozzles for Komatsu Rasor 40 and 90/120 plasma torches that eliminate the problem of leaking coolant. An O-ring seal keeps the coolant in the torch to cool the nozzle and other... Read more...

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September 18, 2012
Nesting software for plasma, oxyfuel applications enhanced
Hypertherm has announced releases of its TurboNest® and NestMaster® nesting software for conventional plasma and oxyfuel applications. A 2-D CAD editor has been added for creating or editing a detailed CAD drawing. In addition, the part list... Read more...

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August 29, 2012
Air plasma system made for hand and automated cutting, gouging
Hypertherm offers the new Powermax105®, a 105-amp air plasma system for hand and automated cutting and gouging designed to cut 1.25-in.-thick metal and sever metal up to 2 in. thick. Based on the same technology platform as the... Read more...

Article

July 23, 2012
Plasma gouging: It’s a gash
Plasma arc gouging has wide capabilities in industrial applications, including shipbuilding and maintenance; heavy equipment manufacturing and repair; and truck body, tank, and steel structure manufacturing. It can remove strong backs, lifting... Read more...

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June 27, 2012
Air plasma cutting system severs metal up to 2 in. thick
Hypertherm has introduced the Powermax105®, a 105-amp air plasma cutting system for hand and automated cutting and gouging designed to cut 1.25-in.-thick metal and sever metal up to 2 in. thick. The system features seven different torch... Read more...

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May 31, 2012
Retrofit torches bring longer consumable life to plasma cutting systems
Hypertherm has announced the availability of Duramax™ retrofit torches for five more plasma cutting systems: the Powermax600™, Powermax800™, Powermax900™, MAX42™, and MAX43™. In addition to these, the torches also are available for... Read more...

News

April 2, 2012
Hypertherm's fiber laser earns Product of the Year designation
Hypertherm's HyIntensity HFL015 fiber laser has received the Product of the Year Award from the NASA Tech Briefs ' Photonics Tech Briefs edition. At the end of each year, readers of NASA Tech Briefs vote on which product, previously... Read more...

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March 29, 2012
Hypertherm retires MTC brand name
Hypertherm, a manufacturer of advanced cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has begun marketing its ProNest, TurboNest, NestMaster, and Design2Fab software under the Hypertherm name. The products, formerly marketed under the MTC brand name,... Read more...

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February 21, 2012
Hypertherm names president, expands CFO's responsibilities
Hypertherm, a manufacturer of metal cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has promoted Evan Smith, former vice president and general manager, to the position of president. Dick Couch, company founder, remains as CEO and continues to chair the... Read more...

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February 13, 2012
Stainless steel consumable line expanded
Hypertherm offers an expanded line of Centricut consumables for the high-amperage cutting of stainless steel using Kjellberg's FineFocus 800, FineFocus 800 Plus, FineFocus 900, PA-S70, and PA-S75 systems. Hypertherm's patented CoolFlow... Read more...

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February 7, 2012
Fiber laser systems designed for applications including marking and fine-feature cutting
Hypertherm has released two new HyIntensity fiber laser systems — the 2-kW HFL020 and the 1-kW HFL010 — designed specifically for cutting applications, including marking and fine-feature cutting on thicknesses from gauge to plate. The... Read more...

News

January 17, 2012
Hypertherm unveils expanded online training community
Hypertherm, a Hanover, N.H.-based manufacturer of metal cutting systems, has launched the new Hypertherm Cutting Institute, an online training community that offers a number of resources for people who work with or want to learn more about... Read more...

Article

January 4, 2012
Heavy piercing with plasma
Photographers love rooster tails—that splash of molten metal produced as a plasma torch moves and pierces through plate. All those sparks make for some eye-popping graphics, great for annual reports. For a fab shop supervisor, though,... Read more...

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November 21, 2011
Hypertherm presents top independent distributor award to nexAir
Hypertherm, a designer and manufacturer of metal cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has announced that nexAir has received the 2011 Richard W. Couch Jr. Award. The award, named after Hypertherm's founder and president, Dick Couch, recognizes... Read more...

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November 8, 2011
Mechanized plasma cutting: Developments in high-definition technology improve versatility
The plasma cutting process is best-known for its simplicity and its ability to cut virtually any metal. These qualities plus the productivity it yields have made plasma cutting a universally accepted metal cutting process with a range of... Read more...

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October 17, 2011
Plasma cutting system consumables designed for extended life
Hypertherm now offers Centricut consumables for Kaliburn Spirit and ProLine plasma cutting systems. According to the manufacturer, laboratory testing shows the life expectancy of the consumables is two to three times longer than that of OEM... Read more...

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September 14, 2011
Metal cutting controller has expanded functionality
Hypertherm has announced plans to produce the new MicroEDGE Pro CNC with the latest Phoenix® version 9 software. The CNC delivers customizable control for a variety of cutting applications. The software expands the control's functionality for... Read more...

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August 23, 2011
Metal cutting consumables for Kjellberg systems introduced
Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of advanced metal cutting systems, has introduced Centricut consumables for owners of Kjellberg's Fine Focus 800 Plus system or HiFocus 280i, 360i, or 440i systems. The consumables are designed for... Read more...

Article

July 8, 2011
One laser head, one plasma torch, one cutting table
Until recently shop owners who wanted to process a range of thicknesses and material types—from thin gauge to extremely heavy plate—had only one choice when it came to thermal cutting. They could buy a laser cutting system for... Read more...

News

June 28, 2011
Hypertherm named "Business of the Year" by Business NH Magazine
Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of metal cutting products, has announced its selection as a 2011 Business of the Year by Business New Hampshire Magazine. The award recognizes businesses for outstanding business and civic contributions.... Read more...

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June 20, 2011
Retrofit torch, consumable line expanded
Hypertherm has expanded its line of Duramax™ retrofit torches and consumables. The torches now are approved for use on the company's Powermax1650®, and a new straight torch joins the previously released 75-degree hand torch and... Read more...

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May 3, 2011
Hypertherm to hold educational event May 26 at Houston's Lone Star College
Hypertherm is hosting an advanced plasma cutting educational event at Lone Star College in Houston from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26. Free for end users, the event will cover topics such as: How to become more productive and profitable... Read more...

Product

February 28, 2011
Plasma torches now available for upgrade
Hypertherm has announced that its Duramax™ torch series now is available for upgrade on its Powermax1000® and Powermax1250® plasma systems. The torches use a new Conical Flow™ nozzle and spring electrode to help increase consumable life... Read more...

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January 10, 2011
Hypertherm receives OSHA STAR safety status
Hypertherm has been selected as a STAR worksite by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The program recognizes organizations that have outstanding safety and health practices.... Read more...

Product

November 1, 2010
Fiber laser cutting system has all components in single package
Hypertherm has announced the release of a new fiber laser cutting system that includes all components in one package. TheHyIntensity™ fiber laser HFL015 system includes the power source, cutting head, gas supply, operator interface... Read more...

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September 27, 2010
Plasma cutting systems feature four new torch options
Hypertherm has released the Powermax65® and Powermax85® plasma cutting systems. They come with four new torch options: an ergonomic, 75-degree hand torch; a 15-degree hand torch for gouging and cutting in tight locations; a 15-in., full-length... Read more...

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July 26, 2010
800-amp plasma system cuts thick, thin metal without need to switch torches
Hypertherm has announced the availability of a new 800-amp HyPerformance® plasma system for cutting thick stainless steel and aluminum. In addition to its ability to production-pierce 3-in. and sever 6.25-in.-thick metal, the system cuts thin... Read more...

Article

July 9, 2010
Successful plasma cutting counts on consumables
It’s no secret that plasma torch consumables play an integral role in achieving a successful cut. What may not be widely known, however, is the relationship among the consumable components, and that even one faulty component can cause the... Read more...

Product

June 21, 2010
Torch height control continuously samples, automatically adjusts arc voltage
The new ArcGlide® THC torch height control is available from Hypertherm. It is engineered to continuously sample and automatically adjust the arc voltage. This helps ensure the torch is always the right distance from the plate so consumables... Read more...

Article

June 1, 2010
Plasma cutting to 'Galpinize'
Need a metal part? Just call Mad Mike. Complex contours? Multiple interior holes or cutouts? No problem. Just a picture of what you want will do. In less than an hour, the plasma table torch will light and start cutting, and soon Mad Mike will... Read more...

Product

May 3, 2010
400-amp plasma arc metal cutting system introduced
Hypertherm has introduced the HyPerformance® Plasma HPR400XD®, a 400-amp plasma arc metal cutting system. With patent-pending PowerPierce™, the system can pierce metal that is 60 percent thicker than the capacity of the... Read more...

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April 27, 2010
New versions of CAM software for plasma and oxyfuel cutting released
Hypertherm's MTC Software has unveiled new versions of its CAM nesting software. NestMaster 2010 and TurboNest 2010 contain functionality designed to contribute to improved ease of use, productivity, and profitability for users of conventional... Read more...

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January 12, 2010
Two plasma consumable kits introduced
Hypertherm has introduced two consumable kits for its Powermax systems. The all-in-one kit is for hand-held cutting and contains up to four different consumable types: shielded with drag-cutting technology, unshielded with an unshielded nozzle,... Read more...

News

January 12, 2010
Hypertherm makes changes to management team
Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., is expanding its management team in support of several new initiatives as it prepares for future growth. Jeff Deckrow, formerly regional director for North America, is now vice president of North American sales. Peter... Read more...

Product

December 15, 2009
Plasma systems cut thicker materials
Hypertherm has introduced two new HyPerformance® plasma cutting systems —the HPR130XD® and HPR260XD®—with Extreme HyDefinition® (XD) technology. The two systems come with patent-pending PowerPierce™ technology... Read more...

News

November 20, 2009
Hypertherm announces plasma curriculum for schools
Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the availability of the first commercial curriculum specifically for plasma cutting and gouging. Created with input from welding instructors, Plasma... Read more...

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November 10, 2009
Hypertherm names North American marketing manager
Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology in Hanover, N.H., has announced the appointment of Reese Madden as the new manager of North American marketing. Madden previously worked as a marketing manager overseeing the... Read more...

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November 5, 2009
Hypertherm, Lincoln Electric discuss no-layoff business model on NPR
Metal fabricating industry suppliers Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., and Cleveland, Ohio-based Lincoln Electric, were featured today on a National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast discussing companies that operate with a no-layoff policy, even during... Read more...

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July 14, 2009
CAM nesting software enhanced
MTC Software, a Hypertherm brand, has launched the latest version of its CAM nesting software, ProNest 2010. The software incorporates improvements to standard features, optional modules, and machine setups. With this version, users have more... Read more...

News

June 4, 2009
Hypertherm wins Cornerstone Award for corporate social responsibility
Hypertherm, a supplier of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has received the 2009 Cornerstone Award from New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. The award, presented by Governor John Lynch at NHBSR's AnnualSpring Conference,... Read more...

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April 14, 2009
Hypertherm opens on-site wellness center with nursing staff
Hypertherm, a plasma arc metal cutting technology supplier in Hanover, N.H., in partnership with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), has launched an initiative aimed at helping the company's more than 1,000 associates live healthier lives.... Read more...

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March 10, 2009
Hypertherm adds sales support in western Canada
Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced that Jamie Lowrie, formerly a consumable sales manager for the company, has joined Vince Tucker as a district sales manager for western Canada. Lowrie supports distributors in the Manitoba, Saskatchewan,... Read more...

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March 10, 2009
Hypertherm presents North American sales awards
Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced the winners of its 2008 North American sales awards. Hypertherm District Sales Manager Dominique Paradis and OEM Account Manager Tony Winiarz are the recipients of the Best Overall awards. Paradis... Read more...

Article

February 10, 2009
'We are all Shickels'
"There are a lot of new faces around here. I don't think I know some of these people's names," said Mark Shickel, vice president, engineering, Shickel Corp., as the company's approximately 100 employees gathered for a picture. It's not... Read more...

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January 27, 2009
Don't rule out plasma for cutting aluminum
Plasma cutting isn't new. But like any technology, it has its share of new developments. In any discussion about how to cut metal, it's right up there with laser and waterjet. The technology gets a bad rap, though, when the discussion turns to... Read more...

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January 13, 2009
EuroBLECH 2008: A celebration of metal fabricating and forming
What does a European metal fabricating and forming tradeshow mean for a U.S. fabricator? Apparently, a whole lot. "It means everything. It has influenced who we are," said Don Begneaud, speaking about his company, BEGNEAUD Manufacturing, in... Read more...

News

January 8, 2009
MTC now a part of Hypertherm
Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the acquisition of the core assets of MTC Software, a developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software used by the sheet and plate processing industry. MTC's... Read more...

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January 8, 2009
Hypertherm acquires MTC
Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the acquisition of the core assets of MTC Software, a developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software used by the sheet and plate processing industry. MTC's... Read more...

Product

December 16, 2008
Plasma cutting, gouging system designed for both hand-held, mechanized applications
Hypertherm has introduced the Powermax45®, a portable, 1/2-in. plasma cutting and gouging system. The single-gas system (air and nitrogen) is designed for both hand-held and mechanized applications. With a recommended 1/2-in. cut capacity... Read more...

News

December 16, 2008
Hypertherm hires district sales managers
Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has hired three district sales managers —Brian Dotson, Tom Nugen, and Corey Stahle—and has named Martin Geheran as its new product marketing manager responsible for consumable sales of non-Hypertherm cutting... Read more...

Article

December 2, 2008
Plasma cutting for pipe, tube
Plasma cutting of metal plate, tube, and pipe is nothing new—it has been in commercial use since the late 1950s. The process evolved from the gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process. Its development was based on implementing various... Read more...

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November 11, 2008
Hypertherm launches online classroom for distributors
Hypertherm, designer and manufacturer of plasma cutting systems, has launched the Hypertherm Cutting Institute, a new online classroom designed to help people learn more about the company's plasma products and plasma cutting in general. The... Read more...

Product

October 14, 2008
Plasma system electrodes designed for extended life
Hypertherm has introduced SilverPlus® electrodes for its HyPerformance® family of systems. Designed to extend electrode life, the electrodes are available in three different amperages: 130, 200, and 260. The electrodes are created by... Read more...

Article

October 14, 2008
Growing season: Fabricating for agriculture
The Curfmans live in Sunnyside, Wash., an enviable place amid the wineries proliferating in the Yakima River Valley, southeast of Seattle. Their company, FSI Fabrication Inc., manufactures products for what many would call an enviable industry:... Read more...

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September 16, 2008
Cleaner consumables, cleaner cuts, better production
This article is adapted from Jim Colt, "Plasma Cutting Consumables Inspection," presented at the FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, Nov. 11-14, 2007, Chicago, ©2007 by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.,... Read more...

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September 16, 2008
Nesting software enhanced
MTC Software has updated and enhanced its drill, tap, and spindle operation support for ProNest, the company's nesting software for sheet and plate processing. The specialized plug-in was developed specifically to handle the requirements of... Read more...

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August 12, 2008
275-amp plasma cutting consumables introduced
Hypertherm's Centricut brand has announced the availability of 275-amp consumables for InnerLogic (Kaliburn) ProLine 2260 and FineLine 260 systems. The new consumable line includes the company's patented SilverLine® electrodes, which have a... Read more...

News

August 12, 2008
Hypertherm acquires manufacturer, supplier of laser consumables
Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., recently acquired ESSE A Srl., Italy, a manufacturer and supplier of laser consumables and accessories. The acquisition adds to Hypertherm's manufacturing assets and customer base in laser cutting heads and... Read more...

News

July 15, 2008
Hypertherm celebrates 40th anniversary
Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma arc metal cutting technology, celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. The events began with Hypertherm founder Dick Couch and Vice President of Human Resources Barbara Couch celebrating... Read more...

Article

June 17, 2008
One nesting software for all
"All for one, and one nesting software for all." That's hardly a rallying call to stir men's souls, but it pretty much summed up life at Maurer Manufacturing, Spencer, Iowa, at the beginning of 2007. As a manufacturer of trailers for... Read more...

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April 15, 2008
Nesting software supports common lasers, waterjets used in Asia
MTC Software Inc. says its ProNest® nesting software now offers support for laser and waterjet cutting brands commonly used in Asian markets, such as Hankwang, Daewoo, Nisshinbo, and TOPS. The software already supports the TRUMPF®, Bystronic,... Read more...

Article

March 11, 2008
Service center fabricates its future
These are interesting times in which metal service centers find themselves. Many are finding that they have to offer some level of fabricating services to help them stand out among other metal distributors. They have seen dramatic consolidation... Read more...

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March 11, 2008
Nesting software offers plasma cutting support
The ProNest nesting system from MTC Software Inc. now offers plasma cutting support. A sheet and plate processing software program, the system automates industry-standard CNC, automatic gas plasma power supplies, and torch height controls. The... Read more...

Article

March 11, 2008
Nesting software: A tool for lean manufacturing
What Is Nesting Software? In general terms, nesting software automatically and efficiently arranges the required quantities of individual parts to be produced on sheets or plates of stock material. It does this by using part geometry from... Read more...

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January 15, 2008
150-amp set added to consumable line
Hypertherm has added a 150-amp consumable set to its Centricut® brand Innerlogic Proline2200 consumable line. The consumables feature patented SilverLine® electrode technology, which involves welding a solid silver front end to a copper... Read more...

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December 11, 2007
Consumable kit simplifies plasma cutting
Hypertherm offers a consumable kit designed to simplify and optimize plasma cutting for owners of Powermax1000®, 1250, and 1650. Consumables for all types of cutting possible with a Powermax are included in the new kit. It has shielded... Read more...

News

December 11, 2007
MTC expands foreign-language software, staff in Latin America
MTC Software Inc., Lockport, N.Y., a provider of nesting software for sheet and plate fabrication, has expanded its product, sales, technical support, and marketing for customers in Latin America by adding dedicated staff and regionalizing its... Read more...

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November 6, 2007
MTC Software expands Asia-Pacific operation
MTC Software Inc., Lockport, N.Y., a developer of software for CNC sheet and plate cutting, has opened a sales and applications support facility in Singapore. Working closely with the company's Australian operation, the new office supports MTC... Read more...

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July 24, 2007
Hypertherm hires new district sales manager
Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has added Thomas Hanchette to its North American sales team. Hanchette supports the company's distributors in Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Colorado, and Iowa. He works to increase awareness of Hypertherm... Read more...

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July 10, 2007
50-amp plasma cutting consumables offered
Hypertherm Inc. has released 50-amp cutting consumables designed to optimize operation when cutting mild steel with thickness between 22 ga. and 5/16 in. The consumables are available for the HyPerformance Plasma® HPR130 and HPR260... Read more...

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June 12, 2007
Mechanized system simplifies air plasma cutting integration
Hypertherm®'s PowermaxEDGE® Sensor™ PHC, a combination of the Powermax® G3 Series™ plasma system and the automatic Sensor PHC (plasma height control), is available to authorized Powermax distributors and OEMs. The system... Read more...

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May 8, 2007
Oxygen plasma system introduced
Hypertherm Inc. has announced the release of HySpeed Plasma HSD130, a easy-to-use, mechanized, oxygen plasma system. The system includes the company's patented LongLife® technology, designed to deliver double the consumable life at half the... Read more...

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April 10, 2007
Product simplifies plasma cutting system integration
Hypertherm Inc.'s PowermaxEDGE is designed to simplify mechanized plasma cutting system integration. The bundled solution integrates a patented Powermax® G3 Series™ plasma system with either a standalone Sensor™ PHC (plasma... Read more...

Article

February 13, 2007
Big shoulders, long strides
About 25 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., Hansen Steel Services employees wear T-shirts imprinted with the company's Viking logo—a reference to the owners' Norwegian ancestry. It's not hard to imagine... Read more...

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February 13, 2007
Plasma torch upgraded
A HyPerformance plasma torch upgrade from Hypertherm, Inc. brings the benefits of patented HyPerformance technology to existing HyDefinition HD3070 metal cutting systems. The upgrade is intended to Improve cut quality, increase productivity, and... Read more...

Product

January 9, 2007
Nesting software released
MTC Software Inc. has released ProNest 8, the latest version of its nesting software for sheet and plate process optimization. The new version offers improved standard features and advancements in CAD import functionality and machine settings.... Read more...

Article

December 12, 2006
Can your manufacturing software do this?
Software has changed the nature of fabricating. Most fabricating shops hammer out the manufacturing details of a job on their own computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software packages immediately upon receipt of the customer's engineering... Read more...

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December 12, 2006
Air/plasma cutting system accommodates hard-to-reach locations
Hypertherm®'s Powermax®30 air/plasma cutting system features a tapered torch engineered to provide improved arc visibility and flexibility in hard-to-reach locations. The 20-lb. system is compact and portable, yet designed for tough... Read more...

News

December 12, 2006
Hypertherm adds to staff
Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has named John Brennan as national distribution manager for North America and Jenny Levy as North American marketing director. Brennan develops and directs long-term strategy for national distribution accounts and... Read more...

News

December 11, 2006
Hypertherm wins "10 Best Companies to Work For" honor
For the seventh time, Business New Hampshire Magazine selected Hypertherm Inc. in its top "10 Best Companies to Work For". The magazine credited the company's values and commitment to its Associates as key reasons for earning this recognition.... Read more...

Article

October 10, 2006
Older plasma and laser cutters having performance fits?
One of the most common and least expensive retrofits on a laser system is the cutting head. Upgrades expand plate cutting capabilities To stay competitive in today's marketplace, fabricators are constantly evaluating many variables in... Read more...

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September 12, 2006
Hypertherm director earns DFMA supporter award
Dr. Mike Shipulski, director of engineering at Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has been given the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) award as distinguished supporter of 2006. DFMA is a program of methods and software developed by... Read more...

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August 8, 2006
Hypertherm's Powermax® line obtains RoHS/WEEE compliance
Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., has announced that all Powermax600, Powermax1000, Powermax1250, and Powermax1650 systems manufactured after July 1, 2006, are in compliance with the RoHS directive. The European-based directive seeks to reduce the use... Read more...

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July 6, 2006
Hypertherm sixth among SHRM's top 25 Best Medium Companies
Metal cutting equipment manufacturer Hypertherm Inc. has been named sixth among the top 25 Best Medium Companies to Work for in America by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and will be listed among the winning organizations in the... Read more...

Product

March 7, 2006
Plasma torch upgrade released
Hypertherm has released a new HyPerformance plasma torch upgrade for its HyDefinition HD4070 systems. The torch-and-lead upgrade kit comes with a 6-, 10-, or 15-ft. torch lead; a 200-amp machine torch; HyPerformance torch lead set; and upgrade... Read more...

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August 9, 2005
Hypertherm chosen one of best places to work
Hypertherm Inc., Hanover, N.H., has been named fourth among the top 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is listed among the winning organizations in the July HR Magazine... Read more...

Product

June 14, 2005
Silver-infused electrode available for plasma cutting system
Hypertherm Inc. has extended its patented SilverPlus™ electrode technology to its HySpeed HT 4400 plasma cutting system. The electrodes are available for both 300-amp and 400-amp oxygen process cutting. The electrodes comprise a silver... Read more...

Article

March 8, 2005
Anchor's a way down the road to improvement
Anchor Fabrication has a reputation for the ability to form long and awkward parts. A 1,200-ton, 52-ft. Pacific press brake in the Precision Division assists in reducing downtime and material handling costs because the parts no longer have... Read more...

Article

October 12, 2004
Optimizing consumable life in mechanized plasma cutting
Manufacturers of mechanized plasma cutting systems are focused on developing new technologies to meet three key market needs: Improved cut quality and consistency Increased cutting speeds and material thickness capabilities Increased... Read more...

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July 13, 2004
Hypertherm plasma systems receive China's CCC certification
Hypertherm® Inc. has announced that 14 of its plasma systems have received China's CCC certification. The national product marking system, which confirms that products comply with all Chinese quality and safety standards, is the stamp of... Read more...

Article

June 8, 2004
Plasma pleases plenty
In case you missed it, check out this excerpt from the article "National research programs explore plate welding for shipbuilding" in the March 2004 issue of The FABRICATOR®: One project objective is to introduce laser cutting... Read more...

Article

June 8, 2004
Gouging: The other plasma process
Plasma arc gouging may not be as well-known or widely used as plasma arc cutting, but the two processes share many characteristics: ease of use, cut speed and quality, cost of operation, and versatility. Let's compare the plasma gouging... Read more...

Article

August 28, 2003
Making plasma cutting easier
For many people, the world of plasma cutting is a complex and daunting place, with a cryptic set of rules that can be mastered only by highly trained technicians after weeks of training. For every change of material or thickness being cut,... Read more...

Article

March 13, 2003
Mechanized plasma cutting for HVAC applications
Today many HVAC shops use plasma cutters—both hand-held torches and CNC mechanized systems—to cut material for fabrication. These fabricators find that for their applications, plasma is a fast, clean, economical way for them to cut... Read more...

Article

June 13, 2002
Exploring dry cutting technologies
Plasma arc cutting (PAC) technology has come a long way since its commercial introduction to metal fabrication 40 years ago. Advances in PAC torches and power supplies have led to improvements in the edge quality of plasma-cut aluminum,... Read more...

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April 15, 2002
Cut to the chase
Many applications that traditionally didn't use plasma cutting now can consider it a viable tool. End-user markets for plasma arc cutting have expanded over the last several years. Newer technologies—such as advanced, digitally... Read more...