Hypertherm Introduces Bevel Process Breakthrough and More at FABTECH 2012

HANOVER, N.H. - Hypertherm will unveil new edge profiling technology designed to help fabricators and CNC table manufacturers achieve accurate bevel cuts more easily than before. Hypertherm's bevel technology includes factory tested mild steel cut charts for all Hypertherm HyPerformance HPRXD plasma systems. These cut charts contain meticulously developed parameters that will significantly reduce the amount of time and effort required to produce quality bevels using plasma.

"We estimate more than 90 percent of fabricators need to apply a beveled edge to at least some of their parts," said Aaron Brandt, who leads Hypertherm's mechanized team. "We also know most of these fabricators spend a considerable amount of time setting up their systems through trial and error, and even then, the outcome is inconsistent. Hypertherm's new plasma bevel technology is designed to deliver accurate and consistent bevels without that lengthy set-up time."

The new technology is similar to Hypertherm's patent-pending True Hole(TM) process in that it makes it easy to consistently optimize bevel performance. The benefit to customers is a significant reduction in trial and error time, helping to deliver higher productivity, more throughput, and less waste. Hypertherm plans to embed the cut charts in Hypertherm's CNC/CAM software and make it available to its partners for inclusion with their proprietary CNC/CAM solutions.

In addition to bevel process advancements, Hypertherm plans to announce several other enhancements to its HyPerformance HPRXD product line. The enhancements, which will be announced at FABTECH, are designed to give end users more options and flexibility for multiple cutting applications.

Hypertherm also plans to preview an all new 3.0 kilowatt fiber laser system and a 200 amp plasma system as well as demonstrate its new Powermax105. In addition, the company will unveil a new CNC along with a major update to its popular Phoenix software. Visitors can learn more about Hypertherm's new offerings by visiting the Hypertherm booth (N3906) in the Las Vegas Convention Center's North Hall.

Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting systems for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes handheld and mechanized plasma and laser systems, consumables, as well as CNC motion and height controls and CAM cutting software. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that results in increased productivity and profitability for tens of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company's reputation for metal cutting innovation dates back more than 40 years, to 1968, with Hypertherm's invention of water injection plasma cutting. The company, consistently named one of the best places to work in America, has more than 1,000 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.

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