Plasma is the fourth state of matter and is a useful tool when it comes to metal fabrication. While many people know about the liquid, solid, and gas states of matter, many people are unaware of plasma — the fourth stage. Plasma occurs when gas is heated to the extent that it becomes ionized. Once gas or air has been ionized, it reaches a plasma state at which it can then be used to cut through surfaces.
Plasma cutting is done by using a plasma cutter or torch to release the heated plasma and cut through surfaces in a controlled manner. Harnessing and utilizing hot plasma to cut through materials is a controlled way to get a clean edge and good project. Plasma torch cutters usually have a copper nozzle that allows those working with plasma to cut precisely.
Gases that can be used to create plasma are nitrogen, hydrogen, or argon.
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What Materials Can be Cut Using Plasma Cutting?
If you are working on a project that you are unsure of whether or not it can be cut with plasma cutting or CNC machinery, give Eckstrom Industries a call. Our plasma cutting professionals would be happy to inform you of our range of services and answer any questions you may have about the process of plasma cutting.
Plasma cutting doesn’t work with all materials, though it does have a wide range of capabilities with various types of metals.
The following materials are conducive to being cut by a plasma torch or CNC plasma cutter.
- Stainless steel
- Nickel alloys
- Aluminum alloys
- Cast iron
As you can see, plasma cutting has a wide range of capabilities. This makes it ideal for a number of different types of projects in a wide range of industries. If you would like to learn more about our plasma cutting services or CNC machines, contact Eckstrom Industries today. Our team of plasma cutters would be happy to discuss your project and inform you about our state-of-the-art CNC plasma cutting equipment.
What Are the Benefits of Plasma Cutting?
Plasma cutting comes with a number of advantages for projects and visionaries. Here are some of the best benefits of using plasma cutting as opposed to other kinds of cutting techniques.
- Plasma cutting is fast: the process of plasma cutting is extremely efficient and gives you the option of a fast turnaround. Plasma cutting takes far less time than many other cutting techniques, giving product managers a comfortable project completion window.
- Affordability: due to the fast turnaround seen with plasma cutting projects, projects done with CNC plasma cutting tend to be more affordable. The reduced project time thanks to plasma cutting services reduce the overall cost of the project itself.
- Versatility: as mentioned above, plasma cutters have the ability to cut through a variety of different types of metals. This means that they are ideal for many different types of projects. This another of the major advantages of plasma cutting services. No matter what project you’re working on, you can be pretty sure that plasma cutting (and consequently a quick completion) is an option.
Contact a Custom Plasma Cutting Service Today
Here at Eckstrom Industries, we perform all projects with integrity and the utmost care. To us, plasma cutting is an art and skill. We take pride in each and every project that we complete and want to help your company create a product to be proud of.
To get a custom quote for our plasma cutting services or to learn more about our capabilities and CNC equipment, give us a call. Our plasma cutting professionals would be happy to speak with you about the future of your project.