In modern 2D Cutting, in the field of metal processing any contours and holes from either a sheet, a tube or profile is cut by plasma, oxyfuel, laser or water jet technology. Depending on the cutting method, cuts from any type of metal such as structural steel, stainless steel, aluminium or titanium are possible.
The methods are used in almost all areas of the metalworking industry – such as in steel centres and shipyards or in the automotive and aeronautics sector. In short, wherever metal or cut metal components must be cut.
The variety of shapes are almost limitless: Even highly complex components with filigree contours can be cut in one piece from the sheet and then further processed using a modern 2D cutting process . In addition to the thermal separation processes such as plasma, laser and oxy-fuel cutting, there is also the water jet cutting.