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Robotic software for fabrication of 3D shapes

Hypertherm’s acquired several companies over the years in an effort to support our customers and their changing needs. A few examples: we announced the addition of Hypertherm Automation CNC and THCs to our portfolio in 1999, ProNest CAD/CAM software in 2009, and Waterjet pumps in 2013. This week Hypertherm brought a company called Jabez Technologies into […] Read more

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Better shaped plasma cut holes

We’ve written about plasma cut holes before. It’s one of our most asked questions…”How can I make a better shaped hole?” If you are in a high volume production environment and have a Hypertherm HyPerformance Plasma then the answer is simple: use True Hole. True Hole will automatically apply the right parameters so you get […] Read more

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Bridge construction then and now

A couple days ago, a group of us were able to visit a bridge construction site near our headquarters. The site is on Route 4 near Enfield where the New Hampshire Department of Transportation is undertaking a project to replace a bridge that is estimated to carry about 17,000 cars and trucks over the Mascoma […] Read more

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Monthly cleaning and inspection of your plasma system

We’ve covered daily and weekly tips for your plasma system. Now it’s time to move on to monthly tips. There are five or six things, depending on the system you have, that you should do once a month. Essentially, you’ll want to clean the inside of your power supply, inspect the electrical components, and check […] Read more

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Weekly cleaning and inspection tips

We covered daily cleaning and inspection tips for your industrial plasma system last week. Today, we focus on weekly tasks: the things you should do once a week to ensure your high definition or oxygen plasma performs the way it should. In the Hypertherm line-up, this would include our HyPerformance and MAXPRO200 systems. 1. Inspect […] Read more

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The life of a diamond

A while back we talked about the difference between waterjet cutting orifices in our post Diamond, ruby, or sapphire? On average, ruby and sapphire orifices typically last for about 40 cutting hours while a diamond will last for 1,000 hours. Again, that’s the average. Often we hear from customers who get many more hours than […] Read more

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Path to zero landfill waste

If you’re a regular SPARK reader, you might remember that Hypertherm is determined to create zero landfill waste by 2020. Read our “Trash talk” post for more on this effort. Though we have made enormous progress toward our goal, we found ourselves really struggling with how to repurpose or recycle the more unique materials we […] Read more


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