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GMA Garnet Group: The Difference is in the Detail

Water alone doesn’t cut into steel. The key ingredient is a granular abrasive – such as garnet – which increases a waterjet’s cutting power, slicing effortlessly into the hardest metals. The quality of the abrasive has a direct impact on …
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AKS Employee Spotlight: Mike Semrau

Mike Semrau, director of AKS Cutting Systems’ Consumables Loyalty Program, is a 32-year industry veteran who knows the value of hard work and quality machines. After graduating from high school, Semrau completed a four-year apprenticeship program with a local Cleveland …
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AKS Employee Spotlight: Dan Diamond

Dan Diamond, a service technician at AKS Cutting Systems, believes working for the company has allowed him to reach both professional and personal goals. The Northeast Ohio native, who learned CNC manufacturing at Lorain County Community College where his father …
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AKS Employee Spotlight: Walt DeBiasi

Walt DeBiasi, AKS Cutting Systems regional sales manager for the southeast and north central regions, has been with the company for more than 23 years. A valued employee that is the epitome of dedication, DeBiasi saw a long-term future at …
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The Importance of Regular Maintenance for Plasma Cutting Machines

When a business relies on plasma cutting machines to keep production rolling, preventive maintenance is a requirement of a successful operation. Without it, even the highest quality machine will show signs of premature wear, experience inferior cut quality and eventually …
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How to Save Costs with Efficient Use of Materials

When it comes to operating efficiently, there are many variables that can be used alone or together to improve the bottom line. Using a top-quality plasma cutting machine from AKS Cutting Systems offers several advantages, especially when paired with Hypertherm …
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How to Ensure a Plasma Table’s Bridge is Square

It’s common knowledge that precision is one of the main advantages of plasma cutting systems. However, it is important to take steps to maintain that precision in a few key areas, including bridge squaring.
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The Importance of Fume and Smoke Mitigation in Plasma Cutting

In any operation using a plasma cutter, proper ventilation is vital to keeping operators safe and equipment in optimal condition. It’s not just a matter of good business; it’s required by law. Unfortunately, proper ventilation – in which fumes are …
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How to Fix Tilt Overtravel

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 …
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