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Tuesday | 07 November, 2017 | 12:38 pm

True grit

Plate processor helps steel fabricator stay ahead of the growth curve by bringing cutting, drilling and punching processes in house

Thursday | 07 September, 2017 | 2:21 pm

In-house advantage

Switching cutting methods opens up new realms of possibility.

Wednesday | 05 April, 2017 | 10:10 am

River run

Plasma cutting system makes quick, accurate work of assembling modular barge components

Tuesday | 06 December, 2016 | 3:59 pm

Attractive accuracy

Turkish machinery helps fabricator beat the heat and cut thick materials with precision

Monday | 07 November, 2016 | 2:39 pm

Shaving time

One-stop station minimizes handling and scrap

Wednesday | 07 September, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Field work

Werner Fabrications’ portable and in-house plasma cutters can handle a variety of jobs

Tuesday | 05 April, 2016 | 1:31 pm

Consider the angles

Running a ghost border allows one shop to test for the proper alignment before the cut

Thursday | 12 November, 2015 | 12:50 pm

In the driver’s seat

How Messer Cutting Systems helps fabricators navigate digital highway with technology and automation

Friday | 11 September, 2015 | 1:39 pm

A good fit

Fabricator brings work in-house, boosts profit margins with machine that’s ‘just right’

Wednesday | 08 April, 2015 | 12:22 pm

Automatic torch height control: No longer a luxury

While people sometimes assume that a quality automated torch height control (THC) isn’t a critical component for cutting systems, the reality may be otherwise.

Monday | 10 November, 2014 | 1:58 pm

Water works

A water-based shield gas system eliminates power washing of smoke-blackened plate

Thursday | 20 February, 2014 | 11:17 am

Cutting home goods for the heartland

How an early reshoring initiative emerged from liquidating fire-sale-priced metalwork

Wednesday | 20 November, 2013 | 4:06 pm

Got it covered

How an upgrade in plasma cutting equipment secured a fabricator’s niche and then some

Thursday | 19 September, 2013 | 12:40 pm

Fine-tuning fire

A modular setup, easy retrofit and adjustability improve cutting capabilities

Wednesday | 21 August, 2013 | 7:57 am

Convenient coping

A plasma machine saves time and labor for structural fabricators

Monday | 22 April, 2013 | 10:15 am

Going low and slow

Plasma cutter helps fabricator customize cars with attention to detail and individual taste

Monday | 19 November, 2012 | 3:09 pm

No room for error

As orders piled up, one manufacturer needed a faster fix

Monday | 17 September, 2012 | 10:02 am

Timely upgrades

A positive sign of the times, two shops upgrade technology and capabilities

Wednesday | 16 May, 2012 | 12:14 pm

Boundless business

Tools allow manufacturers to venture beyond typical customer requests

Friday | 17 February, 2012 | 3:27 pm

Cutting a niche

Sabre Alloys tackles thick material with its plasma cutting equipment

Tuesday | 20 December, 2011 | 9:46 am

A better angle

A manufacturer plasma cuts in tight locations to fabricate its grain-handling equipment

Monday | 14 November, 2011 | 8:17 am

Encore careers

When a saw mill shut its doors, one worker turns his skills into a new career

Wednesday | 05 October, 2011 | 9:47 am

No blueprint, no problem

Bryan Stalcup’s newest bike transforms a concept into a custom creation

Wednesday | 21 September, 2011 | 12:55 pm

Modern antiquity

A plasma cutter can breathe new life into landmarks consigned to memory

Thursday | 02 June, 2011 | 7:13 am

Clean plasma cutting

Shipbuilder finds a clean-air solution for plasma cutting with a modular dust collector

Wednesday | 13 April, 2011 | 2:59 am

Evolving technology

New torch shapes increase range of plasma cutting applications

Wednesday | 23 February, 2011 | 7:39 am

More cutting speed

Twin-head plasma system quadruples speeds over oxy/acetylene

Monday | 07 February, 2011 | 3:00 am

Building for the future

Behlen Industries' plasma machine is a vital part of the company's workflow

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