In 1968, Hypertherm founder Dick Couch and colleague Bob Dean discovered a way to create a narrower plasma arc, capable of cutting metal more quickly and more accurately than ever before. Nearly 50 years later, the founding principle of customer-focused innovation continues to drive product development at Hypertherm. And that spirit of innovation is one of the reasons why Hypertherm's plasma, laser, and waterjet systems, software, motion controls and consumables consistently  outperform the competition in cut quality, productivity, and cost-efficiency.

Vision and culture

A unique set of values helps to define Hypertherm’s vision and culture.


Our commitment to designing and manufacturing the world’s best industrial cutting solutions dates back nearly 50 years. 

Leadership team

We are fortunate to have a highly experienced and passionate leadership team. More often than not, our leaders have worked their way up through the Hypertherm ranks, ensuring they truly understand our business, industry, customers, and unique culture.

Company history

From a two car garage to an industry-leading, world-class manufacturing operation.

Global reach, local presence

Wherever you are in the world, if there’s serious cutting to be done, you’ll find Hypertherm.

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