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Plasma Cutting

Our modern 5-axis and Hi-Definition plasma cutting machines, with beveling capability, deliver precise parts. Send us your drawings or we can import your CAD files directly into our CAD/CAM system. We can Hi-Def plasma cut stainless and aluminum plate up to 1-3/4” thick and carbon plate up to 2” thick. Additional services such as beveling are available.

The basic plasma cutting process involves creating an electrical channel of super heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma from the plasma cutter itself, through the work piece to be cut, thus forming a completed electric circuit back to the plasma cutter via a grounding clamp. This is accomplished by a compressed gas (oxygen, air, inert and others depending on material being cut) which is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed toward the work piece. An electrical arc is then formed within the gas, between an electrode near or integrated into the gas nozzle and the work piece itself. The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. At the same time, much of the high velocity plasma and compressed gas blow the hot molten metal away, thereby separating i.e. cutting through the work piece.