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How does the laser process work?

June 27, 2014

The CO2 laser cutting process uses a focused laser beam and assist gas to sever metallic plate with high accuracy and exceptional process reliability. The laser beam is generated by a resonator, and delivered through the cutting nozzle via a system of mirrors.

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Waterjet Cutting Process Basics

May 6, 2014

Water Jet cutting uses an ultra-high pressure stream of water to carry an abrasive grit. The abrasive does the cutting through a mechanical sawing action, leaving a smooth, precision cut surface.

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How Does the Oxy-fuel Cutting Process Work?

May 6, 2014

ESAB's experience with oxy-fuel cutting dates back to 1907.

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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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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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