Plasma cutting uses GASSES to slice through steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Essentially, the process entails directing a stream of ionized gas at high pressure and velocity through a nozzle while simultaneously heating the gas to very high temperatures using an electric arc that melts the metal. Compressed air is then used to blow away the molten metal, resulting in a smoother, cleaner cut when compared to the use of an oxygen-acetylene torch. In some cases where its important to maintain the chemical structure on either side of the cut (known as the Heat Affected Zone or HAZ), the steel is submerged underwater when it is being cut or melted.
What is a Plasma Cutter?
The plasma cutter is a highly precise, widely utilized, efficient, and adaptable tool capable of easily slicing through even heavy and thick materials. It is a valuable tool that can be applied to various materials and projects, allowing you to safely cut metals that may have previously been deemed impossible to cut. All large plasma cutters are CNC programed to provide accurate and precise shape cutting.
Continue reading to learn more about plasma steel cutting and the benefits of collaborating with us on your next project.
What is a Plasma Cutter Used For?
Titus Steelworks offers a wide range of services using “Under Water” plasma steel cutting tables. These plasma tables can be programed to cut virtually any shape or configuration. The Titus plasma tables are also very fast and can produce multiple parts in a short period of time. As an example, Titus’ Hypertherm 400 can cut 1/2’ steel at over 200 inches per minute.
Plasma cutting tables come in various sizes (small portable tables up to 10ft wide x 24ft long) and different powers (100 amp up to 600 amp) to handle various thickness of steel. In addition, they come as dry and wet tables. The precise nature of plasma cutting makes it an incredibly versatile option for nearly all projects that involve metal or steel, which is why it has been a popular choice for many years.
What Are the Benefits of Plasma Steel Cutting Services?
- Dependable and Safe
Plasma steel cutting is considered a safer cutting process than others as it uses gas that is not highly flammable. However, it is always recommended to work with a team of professionals to ensure that your metal is cut safely and accurately.
- Better Speed
A plasma steel cutter stands out as a time-efficient option because when it comes to cutting speed, it surpasses other cutting tools and can complete the job in a quarter of the time. Unlike other cutting equipment, plasma cutters do not require preheating, resulting in significant time savings and allows you to finish your project quickly.
When searching for more eco-friendly options to complete your projects, plasma steel cutting service is an excellent choice. It’s a sustainable solution that’s gaining popularity among companies that aim to reduce their carbon footprint.
- Accuracy and Nesting
Titus’ plasma cutting tables are CNC programed and driven. This provides very precise cutting and equally important efficient “NESTING” of parts to utilize the entire sheet of steel plate.
Plasma cutting can be applied to a variety of metals. For example, using an electric arc can slice through any conductive metal, including steel, iron, copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, and other durable materials. It’s also capable of quickly cutting through multiple layers of different materials simultaneously, which is not possible with techniques. Additionally, plasma cutters are highly adaptable and can create a range of cuts, enabling you to realize your artistic vision or project requirements.
- More Affordable
Plasma steel cutting service can significantly reduce cutting time and minimize material waste, resulting in cost savings.
- Piercing Capabilities
Plasma cutting excels when it comes to inside piercing because it does not require a heating step and can achieve piercing in less than two seconds.
- Effective Across Many Thicknesses
Titus’ plasma cutting tables can cut material up to 2” inch thick, enabling us to work on a wide range of projects. Compared to other metal cutting options, plasma cutting can cut thicker material faster.
- Ability to Create Various Shapes
Combined with CNC programming, Titus’ plasma tables can create almost any shape or line imaginable because the precise beam ensures high accuracy, making even the most challenging projects achievable.
Contact Titus Steelworks for Plasma Steel Cutting Services
We use state-of-the-art plasma cutting technology to ensure precision and accuracy. Our plasma steel cutting services enable us to create intricate shapes and curves with ease.
We specialize in designing and fabricating high impact wear parts for industries such as mining, quarries, and construction. Additionally, we retail high wear resistant steel plates including ENDURA, Manganese, Dynamic AR 500, and Dynamic AR 600.
At Titus Steelworks, we are proud of our solid reputation for quality craftsmanship, excellent customer service, and fast turnaround time.
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