Hypertherm Associates launched CorePlus, the gas connect console for XPR X-Definition cutting systems. The gas connect console is positioned between the current Core and VWI (Vented Water Injection) consoles and introduces argon gas capability for customers that primarily cut mild steel. The gas console offers all Core console capabilities plus argon marking and an increase in piercing thickness with argon-assist enhanced piercing capability. The ability to mark with argon significantly improves the quality of marks made with the XPR system. Customers can pierce 10 percent thicker mild steel at 170 A and 300 A compared with standard production pierce capacity.