CNC Plasma Cutting Service
CNC plasma cutting is a process of creating 2D shapes from sheet metal using a high temperature, high velocity stream of ionized gas.
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Plasma Cuttinguses a plasma stream generated by directing the flow of an inert gas through an orifice where an electric arc ionizes the gas.
The material is thereby heated to a molten condition and the high velocity gas stream blows the material away.
- Can produce parts of almost any shape
- No custom tooling needed
- Cost-effective for thick metal sheets
- Method of cutting where laser cannot due to thickness
- 2D shapes do not have high precision or fine detail
- Edges can be rough, having pits at some points along the edge
- Angle of the edge can deviate from 90 degrees, typically up 10 to 20 degrees
- Some warping can occur on intricate parts
CNC Plasma Cutting is a popular choice for many metal products and components:
Plasma Cut Parts
One of the most popular aluminum alloys used in sheet metal fabrication. It is readily bent, punched and sheared.
Known for its high corrosion resistance, especially in ocean water. Common applications include marine and aircraft equipment, fuel lines, street lights, household appliances, flooring panels, and railings.
Used in applications requiring high strength to weight ratio, and has good fatigue resistance. It is not weldable and has average machinability.
Corrosion resistance is poor. Widely used in aircraft structures, especially wing and fuselage structures under tension.
Has generally good mechanical properties, and is heat treatable. Highly weldable although strength near welds can be diminished by up to 30% if not subsequently heat treated.
Mostly used in extruded shapes for architecture, including window frames, door frames, roofs, piping, tubing and furniture.
Strong, with good fatigue strength and average machinability, but is not weldable and has limited resistance to corrosion.
Cost is relatively high compared to other Aluminum alloys. Often used in aircraft including wings and fuselages, rock climbing equipment and bicycle components.