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Remembering Jessi Combs – The “Fastest Woman on Earth”

History is full of trailblazing women. Many of them endeavored to explore, defy, and innovate in spite of the ridicule, doubt, and general disregard they faced from their peers. Their accomplishments were often ignored, downplayed, or outright stolen from them and credited to others. Nevertheless, without their actions, we [...]

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The 5 Types of Plasma Bevel Cuts

There are many different types of plasma cuts and each one requires different processes and tools. If you do it wrong it can cost you lots of time and money, cutting into your profits. In this article, we will explain the different types of plasma cuts and their proper [...]

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Cutting in the Right Direction: How Does A Plasma Cutter Work?

Looking to perfect your plasma cutting? The first step to improvement is deepening your knowledge. In this article, we will discuss: How does a plasma cutter work The dangers of damaged equipment Where you can find high-quality plasma cutting torches and consumable How Does a Plasma Cutter Work If [...]

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All Steel is the Same, right?

When purchasing material, it’s hard not to get sticker shock. Costs have more than doubled on most types and grades over the past year. With those increases comes the need to understand exactly what you are buying so you can make an educated selection of the best material for [...]

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Handheld Plasma Cutting vs. Oxy Fuel Cutting

Handheld plasma cutting machines and oxy fuel cutting are both very common methods for metal fabrication and repair. Which technology is best? Here are some pros and cons of each. Pros & Cons of Plasma Cutting Machines PROS: Can be used to cut any electrically-conductive material (steel, stainless steel, [...]

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Plasma Cutter Buying Guide: How to Choose the Right Cutter

If you’re new to plasma cutting, or just want to upgrade your plasma cutter, this guide will walk you through everything you’ll need to make an informed decision on buying a new plasma cutter. If you’re coming from an oxy-fuel torch, you’ll be a bit ahead of the game. [...]

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Plasma Cutter Uses; 8 Reasons to Go Plasma

There are a lot of ways to cut metal. Here’s why you should be using a plasma cutter. 1. Plasma Cutters Have a Variety of Uses & Can Cut Any Type of Metal. Steel? Check. Aluminum? Check. Stainless? Also check. Your plasma cutter isn’t a picky eater. You can [...]

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Frequently Asked Questions About MIG Welding

Metal Inert Gas, or MIG welding, is generally the easiest welding method to learn and use. Even so, it is not foolproof and trouble may occur if the operator is inexperienced with their equipment, technique, and maintenance. Here, we address some frequently asked questions from our customers. Find the [...]

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Stainless Steel Plasma Cutting

With plasma cutting systems being widely used in fabrication and repair, they have naturally become a go-to tool for cutting many different types of material. While plasma cutting systems are capable of cutting any electrically-conductive material, there are certain considerations that must be taken into account when attempting to [...]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting, while generally easy and efficient, isn’t always as easy as pull and cut. Here, we address some frequently asked questions about plasma cutting from our customers. Q: What is plasma cutting and how does it work? A: This process involves melting and expelling materials, such as steel, aluminum, [...]

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The Welder’s Slang Dictionary

Welding Slang: How to Talk the Talk Like a Pro Every industry has its own secret language and welding is no exception. This can make life difficult for those outside the industry or the novice looking to learn more about the trade. In order to make things easier for [...]

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The Plasma Cutting Basics: 5 Essentials to Start

So, you want to start plasma cutting? First, you’ll need to know the plasma cutting basics! If you’ve ever done any metal fabrication, it’s almost a given that you’ve wished you had a plasma cutter. While oxy-fuel and saw cutting works pretty well for most purposes, the versatility and [...]

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Welding & Metalworking in the US Military

Every branch of the US Armed Forces must build, repair, and maintain equipment using the same practices which are common in the civilian sector. Here is a breakdown on welding and metalworking roles and responsibilities by service branch. Welding in the US Army The United States Army classifies jobs [...]

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Ask About our Torch Replacement Conversion Program.

Ready to increase the lifetime of your consumables and the quality of your cuts (or welds) by switching to American Torch Tip? We are so sure you will love our products that we will replace all of your torches – for free – with lifetime warranties when you become a regular customer. Reach out to learn more.

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