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  1. Our Plasma Cutting Equipment Inventory is Growing!

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    When you’ve been in business for over 90 years, you learn a lot about how to meet your customers’ needs and strive to exceed expectations.

    While there are many factors that contribute to almost a century of this success, one of the best ways to keep meeting needs and expectations is by providing the newest, latest, most advanced technology and products. It’s critical to keep changing with the times, evolving and staying modern.

    At Sutton-Garten, we achieve this by constantly updating our offerings and working to distribute the latest innovative tools. For instance, we’ll soon be adding a Hypertherm Powermax30®AIR plasma cutting system to our rental fleet—and we’re getting very excited about what this means for our clients.

    The Powermax30®AIR has some features Plasma Cutting Equipmentand benefits, including the fact that it’s the lightest, smallest handheld plasma cutting system in its class. This means you can take it anywhere, bringing the system to the job instead of the other way around. Its portability makes it well suited for a wide range of applications, and it’s as easy to use as it is easy to carry.

    It also uniquely features its built-in air compressor; it’s small in size, but high in performance, with very fast cutting speeds and a superior cut quality. Recommended cutting is 8-10mm at up to 50 mm/min (20ipm). Simply put, it’s a top-notch product.

    We’re confident that a number of industries will welcome and benefit from the Powermax 30 Air. It’s just one of the many ways we’re continuously improving and growing.

  2. Welding: Lesson 101

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    In our previous blog post, we highlighted the various welding and certification classes we offer. These classes, which can either train students to a specific welding standard or on the basics of welding, are a good introduction to the welding industry. Since not everyone can make our classes, we have decided to bring some welding instruction here. Let’s look at the most common types of welding and cutting:

    MIG Welding: Also known as GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), this is the most popular form of welding. What does this process involve? A shielding gas, MIG gun, welder or wire feed machine, and MIG wire. MIG welding is used in many applications, including automotive, aerospace, sheet metal, machine and tool and die shops, and manufacturing. Similar to MIG welding is FCAW welding (which stands for Flux Core Arc Welding), which does not require a shielding gas.

    Stick Welding: The oldest electric welding technology, also known as SMAW or Shielding Metal Arc Welding, uses a “stick” electrode, with an electrode holder and an arc welding machine. This welding process is used primarily in the construction, steel, and manufacturing industries.

    TIG Welding: Known as GTAW or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. The process requires a tungsten electrode and “TIG” torch, and uses “TIG” rods or 36” length pieces of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or titanium, as well as Argon shielding gas. TIG welding is used in auto body work for vehicles and motor sports, and in aerospace applications. Little known fact: this welding is the most difficult to master because in a way, it is art-like.

    Oxy-Fuel Welding: This welding requires a cutting/welding torch with acetylene and oxygen and can be used to weld metal with the “welding tip” or cut thick metal with a cutting tip. Oxy-fuel cutting is primarily used in the steel manufacturing, automotive, and scrap metal industries.

    Plasma Cutting: Uses compressed air or nitrogen and a plasma cutting torch to cut metal with a more precise cut then produced in Oxy-Fuel Cutting. This welding process is used in almost all facets of the metal working industry.

    Welding Machines

    Do you have a better understanding of the various types of welding? Stay tuned for more welding, company, and industry news!

  3. Welding a Class Load of New Welders

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    MIG welding. TIG welding. Stick welding. Oxy-fuel and plasma cutting. Though each welding process differs slightly from one another, they all have one thing in common: we are experts at all of them. For years, we have provided the welding industry with a wide variety of welding and cutting equipment and rental and repair services. Why limit our welding knowledge only to the technology? That is precisely the reason we decided to offer welding certification and training classes.

    Welding Lab And Classroom

    What do these classes cover? The welding basics:

    • Equipment setup. How do the machines for the various welding processes work?
    • What are base and filler metals, and how do you select the appropriate ones?
    • Introduction to metal alloys: We cover all metals from aluminum to mild steel and stainless steel.
    • Base metal cleaning and preparation.
    • Looking for a specific certification? We can train to AWS and ASME welding codes. Not to mention, we will show you how to test the equipment to ensure it is continuously meeting these standards.

    Welding LabNot only will you get specific instructions in the introductory and advanced level classes, but you will also have the opportunity to work on individual projects. Our instructors are all certified welding inspectors by the American Welding Society. Want to sign up for a class? See our website for more information!