Plasma Cutting Service
CNC plasma cutting is one of the most common technologies for metal cutting. Plasma cutting is ideal for thick parts where laser cutting cannot perform or is not economically feasible. The primary advantage of this technology is the fast cutting speed, especially when cutting parts without small holes.
Fractory’s plasma cutting service uses CNC plasma machines. This helps to maintain high accuracy and repeatability throughout the production cycle.
Fractory’s manufacturing partners use CNC plasma machines. Plasma cutting technology enables us to cut metal with a thickness of 1…50 mm. Our plasma cutting service is in accordance with quality classification EN 9013.
Plasma cutting, like flame cutting, is suitable for cutting thick materials. Its advantage over the latter is the possibility to cut other metals and alloys that are not possible with flame cutting. Also, the speed is significantly faster than with flame cutting and there is no necessity for pre-heating the metal.
Stainless steel 50 mm
Aluminium 40 mm
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Plasma Cut Steel & Other Metals
Fractory’s plasma cutting service is suitable for a variety of conductive metals. These include:
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
- Copper alloys, etc.
Our plasma cutting service is available all over the UK. Whether you are located in Manchester, London, Liverpool or any other place, we will deliver the parts right to your selected address.
Advantages of Plasma Cutting
Lower cost – One of the big benefits is the lower cost of a plasma cutting service compared to other cutting methods. The lower price for the service derives from different aspects – operational costs and speed.
High speed – Plasma cutting service’s one of the main benefits is its quickness. This is especially evident with metal plates, while laser cutting is competitive when it comes to sheet cutting. The increased speed enables to produce larger quantities in a given time-frame, lessening the cost per part.
Low operational requirements – Another important factor to keep the service prices down. Plasma cutters use compressed air and electricity to operate. This means that there is no expensive equipment needed to accompany a plasma cutter.
Low heat input – Plasma cutters focus the outgoing plasma jet using a nozzle. This concentrates the energy into a small dot, meaning that the energy requirements are not that great to perform a cut.
Small heat-affected zone – The material properties and microstructure change in the HAZ. It can also cause material warping. Therefore, keeping the zone small is one of plasma cutting’s advantages.
Good quality – Plasma cutting provides good clean cuts, especially with small to medium size thicknesses (up to 30 mm), although its cutting kerf is larger compared to other methods.
Short preparation time – The prep time is kept to a minimum because there is no need for preheating the metal before cutting.
Versatility – This cutting method lets you cut through a stack of material or use it for bevelling, shape cutting, gouging and piercing. All these possibilities make it possible to fulfil many different needs with one operation.