Plasma Cutting Service

CNC plasma cutting is one of the most common technologies for metal cutting. It is ideal for cutting thick parts where lasers cannot perform or are not economically feasible.

Fractory’s plasma cutting service uses CNC plasma machines to maintain high accuracy and repeatability throughout the production cycle.

Capabilities

Maximum material thickness
Maximum material thickness
Carbon steel ≤50 mm
Stainless steel ≤50 mm
Aluminium ≤40 mm
Cutting area
Cutting area Up to 5000 x 25000 mm

Ordering & Delivery of Plasma Cut Parts

Quote in seconds
Quote in seconds
Short lead times
Short lead times
Delivery by Fractory
Delivery by Fractory

You can just upload your CAD files – both 2D drawings and 3D models – onto the platform for an instant quote and lead time. 

The process from quoting to delivery goes like this:

  • Go to Fractory’s platform.
  • Upload your CAD files onto the platform. 3D models in STP format are preferred to also get a price for bent parts, 2D in DXF is suitable for flat cutting only.
  • Select your material and address for an instant price and lead time.
  • We will take care of the delivery, regardless of where you are in the UK.

If you have any questions, you can check our in-depth quoting tutorial for more information or turn to our engineers via email.

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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
  • Aluminium
  • Copper alloys, etc.

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 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.

Choice of Manufacturing Method

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.

Plasma Cutting FAQ

What is the maximum plate size for cutting?

We cut metal plates up to 5000 x 25000 mm.

What is the maximum material thickness?

50 mm for carbon steel and stainless steel, 40 mm for aluminium. We can also cut thicker but would advise choosing waterjet or oxy-fuel for better results with higher thicknesses.

What is the delivery time?

We bring the plasma cut parts to your selected address in 9 working days.

Do you deliver to my address?

Yes, we serve the UK and also deliver to the whole EU and the US.

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