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Title: Plasma Cutting Technology: Theory and Practice


1
Plasma Cutting Technology Theory and Practice
Educational curriculum for plasma cutting
2
Curriculum development history
  • Hypertherm identifies a need for standardized
    plasma metal cutting curriculum
  • In August 2008, Hypertherm convenes Educational
    Council to determine educational needs
  • Curriculum developed and tested by Hypertherms
    Customer Training Team from 2008 to August 2009.
  • Educational Council meeting in August 2009 for
    review and train the trainer
  • Product launch at FABTECH/AWS 2009

3
Educational Council members
  • James Colton
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Williamsport, PA
  • David Gilliam
  • Tulsa Welding School
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Chris Hobson
  • Olympic College
  • Bremerton, WA
  • Phil McNew
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Pittsburg, KS

Dave Murray Ferris State University Big Rapids,
Mi Jack Paige Manchester Community
College Manchester, NH Michael Pike White
Mountain Community College Berlin, NH Frank
Wilkins Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
4
Curriculum Objectives
  • Basic plasma education
  • What it is
  • How it works
  • History
  • Plasma safety
  • Plasma application
  • Where it is used
  • Consumable function and optimization
  • Basic troubleshooting
  • Hands-on exercises including cut/gouge quality
    evaluation
  • Freehand cutting
  • Straight edge and template tracing
  • Hole piercing
  • Gouging

5
Course contents
  • Facilitators Guide
  • Student Workbook
  • Mock torches
  • Consumable kit
  • Consumable wires
  • Resource CD
  • e-Learning CD
  • Powermax45 Operator Manual

6
Facilitators Guide
7
Session 1
  • Introduction
  • What is plasma?
  • Plasma formation
  • Plasma history

8
Session 2
  • Plasma cutting applications
  • Mechanized cutting comparison
  • Cost/Benefit analysis
  • Case Studies

9
Session 3
  • Overview of a plasma system
  • Torch variations
  • Consumable sets
  • Gas considerations

10
Session 4
  • Plasma system manual
  • Manual reference activity
  • Safety procedures
  • Safety equipment activity

11
Session 5
  • Operation of the plasma system setup video
  • Common terminology
  • Machine startup
  • Execute a drop cut

12
Session 6
  • Evaluating cut quality
  • Primary cut quality factors
  • Troubleshooting tips

13
Sessions 8-10
  • Straight edge and template cuts
  • Hole piercing
  • Gouging
  • Cut/gouge evaluations throughout

14
e-Learning course
  • Multiple animations
  • Videos
  • Clickable activities
  • Appealing interface

15
Pricing and ordering
  • Available now
  • P-card friendly pricing
  • Order through Hypertherm authorized distributor

16
www.PlasmaEducation.com
  • Plasma Cutting Technology information and
    registration
  • Grant information
  • Reference articles
  • Hypertherm Cutting Institute

17
Conclusion
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