Why Do We Use Plasma?
The traditional methodology of plasma cutting coupled with integration to ever-growing CNC technology makes it a perfect fit for sheet metal shops. It has the ability to cut both ferrous and non-ferrous material and to top it all, it is very easy to use. Since it’s our mission to handle everything from projects for huge multi-million dollar companies to unique jobs for small local businesses, we’ve been sure to have a specified plasma cutting team that understands every point in the plasma cutting process.
To align with our mission, we always strive to solve all the inquiries from our customers. While some of our machines are dependent on the material cutting, the plasma cutter is capable of cutting everything from aluminum to stainless steel to copper steel. This is a result of the electric arc process under which the plasma cutter runs. To put it simply, the plasma cutter can cut any electrically conductive material. For a sheet metal shop that labels ourselves as “blacksmiths,” it is critical to have the flexibility to cut different metals efficiently. We will make sure to fabricate your projects with above-average accuracy and without any heat-induced blemishes.
While plasma cutting has essentially been around since the 1960s, it was never a stagnant concept but one that has gradually improved over the years. Its evolution can be plainly observed on how the machines have gotten smaller and quicker, a blatant result of CNC technology. In the past, plasma cutters are most likely used for mass production of common products. Now, the operating technicians program cutting instructions into the numerical control making it easier and faster, resulting in a wider range of projects.
CEO John Svetlecic values the people that made the company a success, the employees. This is why the safety of the employees is always a high priority in the industry where heavy machinery is involved. Although safety procedures are routine discussions, it is always better to acquire machines that abate manufacturing risks. Plasma cutters don’t require any open flames or flammable gases to get the job done. The heat-affected zone is much smaller, thus keeping the heat far more focused.
Cutting speed and accuracy are the two main qualities to assess when looking for machinery. Since plasma doesn’t have to be preheated, it can pierce fairly thick steel in seconds. Additionally, depending on the thickness of the material, plasma offers many speed advantages compared to processes such as oxy-fuel welding. Since our plasma cutting team has so much experience with the machinery and technology, quality is never an issue. Our skilled craftsmen never let a job to leave the doors without attaining 100% quality.