HVAC and mechanical contractors

HVAC and mechanical contractors use Hypertherm systems to make easy work of a wide range of cutting jobs. Quicker and easier than saws, snips, or cut-off wheels, plasma is adept at cutting and gouging thin roofing panels, ductwork, rebar, and thick steel supports.  

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Powermax® air plasma systems equipped with a handheld torch are perfect for cutting metal on-site. Their small size and light weight are especially convenient when needing to cut up high or in tight spaces. 

Mechanized plasma and laser systems are also popular in this industry. The systems can automate the manufacture of ductwork by automatically feeding roll stock onto the cutting table and labeling finished parts. Hypertherm waterjet systems are ideal for cutting composite materials such as insulation and foam sandwiched between metal.

Typical uses include: 

  • Fabrication of duct work, supports, brackets, gussets, and flanges 

  • Ductwork changes and additions 

  • Piping installation, alteration and removal 

  • Plant and equipment demolition 

  • Sprinkler system installation, alteration, and removal 

HVAC software 

When it comes to HVAC design, Hypertherm’s Design2Fab® software makes it easy to create specialty fittings associated with HVAC ductwork, kitchen, mechanical, industrial, roofing, and more. Sheet metal layout patterns can be created for various parts including ducts, fittings, supports, brackets, gussets, flanges, and more. 

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Design 2 Fab for CAM programming

CAM programming

Our suite of CAD/CAM nesting software, including Design2Fab for sheet metal, is perfect for programming mechanized cutting, offering fabricators and manufacturers a single software solution for all of their profile cutting needs.

Plasma gouging


Similar to plasma cutting, plasma gouging removes metal using a plasma arc between the torch and the workpiece. Surface metal is melted, and a gas jet blows away the molten metal from the workpiece without piercing or severing it.

scrap cutting with Powerrmax45 XP

Scrap cutting

Salvaging scrap metal from old appliances, industrial equipment, cars, and other items is an important part of the lifecycle of raw materials. It minimizes waste, and maximizes the value of manufactured goods, especially with more expensive non-ferrous materials such as stainless steel and aluminum.

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