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The AKS team had the honor of attending the 2021 Greenway and Associates Open House in Orange City, Iowa this week.


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Tilt overtravel – where a plasma cutting machine’s bevel head goes beyond 45.7 degrees – is a fairly common issue that, fortunately, is easy to correct.

Tilt overtravel rarely occurs when a machine is running a program. Usually, it happens during a new installation or between uses.


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Precision Metal Manufacturing (PMM) is a small, American, U.S. veteran-owned fabrication business located in Mesa, AZ.

Sean Derivan, Owner and President of PMM, has been in the fabrication business for his entire career, starting out in a small fabrication shop in Ohio more than 30 years ago.


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Our long-time dealer Greenway and Associates has opened a new location and showroom in Albert Lea, MN

Greenway and Associates’ new location expands their territory to include Iowa, South & North Dakota, Illinois and Minnesota to better serve their Northern customers.

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NOVA Automation, in Denver, CO, is known for solving complex automated packaging challenges.

For more than 25 years, NOVA Automation has manufactured innovative solutions in automated packaging systems for a wide range of industries including bulk foods, mining and materials, lawn and garden, building materials, agricultural seed and feed, pet food, produce, and chemicals and plastics.


Considering adding a plasma cutting machine to your operations? Here are some common questions we hear from our customers.


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When you think “Rolls Royce,” the word “quality” immediately follows.

Quality that stems from superior production and engineering, ensuring a superior product and smooth ride. It’s proven, and the performance is unmatched.

That’s the foundation of precision engineering, which means a greater ROI on any product you purchase. In manufacturing, precision engineering means a longer operating life with less wear, giving you a better-quality product and longer lifespan. It means better cuts, and the ability to create unique cuts that other machines can’t perform. It means you save money in the long run, even if the up-front investment is more.

In fact, often you can eliminate additional machines or attachments simply by purchasing one machine that meets your needs. That is possible if you ask the right questions and take time make sure your machine is built with precision and flexibility in mind.


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Plasma or oxy-fuel cutting: which is best for your job shop?

By Walt Debiasi

Plasma or oxy-fuel cutting: which is best for your job shop? It all depends on several factors, including the type of metal you need to cut, thickness of material, and cost. For thicker metals, an oxy-fuel is typically the better way to go, while precision cutting of stainless and aluminum makes plasma the ideal tool. Understanding the key differences between the two cutting technologies is crucial in knowing which to use. Here’s a quick primer.


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