A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years as a projected two million manufacturing jobs go unfilled in the U.S. over the next decade due to lack of skilled labor. Take a closer look at how veterans are forging new careers in metalworking through Workshops for Warriors – and how manufacturers can put skin in the game with support.
Efficient attachment removal has always been tricky. Without the ability to mechanically position the tool so that a closer cut can be achieved with less residual metal, workers were forced to deal with the drawbacks of traditional removal processes. But not anymore: A small alteration has made a huge impact on the attachment removal process.
The list of items needing regular maintenance in your shop is likely long. It probably seems there is always something to be done. Unfortunately, while most shops are great at inspecting equipment like cranes, forklifts, and air compressors, one machine …
Often neglected in the push to get more parts of higher quality off the cutting table per shift are the very components that generate the high temperature plasma cutting arc. Up to 40 percent of the torch consumable parts that are typically scrapped can often be re-used with excellent cut quality.
The SGX automated plasma and oxy-fuel cutting machine is ideal for the small fabricator needing to cut high volumes of mild steel parts with a minimal investment in capital and floor space.
By following these simple guidelines, using the right machine for your application and mastering some tricks of the trade, you should see increased precision and quality in your plasma cutting process.
The dignitaries from Hessen were given short presentations, walking tours through Messer and Castolin Eutectics, and live plasma cutting machine demonstrations.
They achieve record results in all areas of community engagement, environmental impact, and associate well-being.
Their 2017 Spark Something Great Educational Grant gets the latest plasma technology into schools to train the next generation of metalworkers.
Torchmate 4400|4800 CNC plasma cutting systems from Lincoln Electric deliver faster cut speeds, consumable cost savings and exceptional repeatability, with less dross and better edge quality that reduces post-process operations.
The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 60i handheld air plasma cutting system from ESAB is ideal for small shops and garages, general manufacturing to mobile fabrication, farm/ranch, construction, maintenance and repair, automotive bodies and frames, HVAC and training facilities.
The Hypertherm XPR300 plasma cutting system on the PlasMAX high speed cutting machine from Controlled Automation increases cut speed, dramatically improves productivity, triples realized consumable life in many applications, and slashes operating costs by over 50 percent.