Short consumable life leads to reduced productivity and higher consumable costs. There are certain features in consumables where a ten-thousandth of an inch (.0025 mm) can make a dramatic difference in quality and performance. We know the dimensions that matter and manufacture them to our HyQ Six-sigma standards part after part.
|HyQ critical to function dimensions|
|These dimensions are focused on early in the development process to make sure we are able to manufacture parts that are consistently held within a range 50% narrower than the engineering tolerances. This is what our proprietary HyQ Six-sigma quality process is all about.||We do this because we understand how damaging inconsistent consumables can be: Potential torch damage Valuable production time wasted Increased scrap rates Expensive rework The costs are simply not worth the risk of using non-Hypertherm torches and consumables.||After the same number of starts, the Hypertherm electrode on the left shows a well-centered pit and is about half used. Due to poor manufacturing, the non-Hypertherm part on the right has eroded past the hafnium insert and must be replaced prematurely.|