With plasma cutting technology, all conductive materials in the middle thickness range such as mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium can be processed. Advantages of modern plasma systems are high quality cutting results, high cutting speeds and compared to other cutting methods a leading low cost to benefit ratio.
A plasma cutter creates an arc between an electrode and the work piece. Plasma is an electrically conductive gas that has a temperature of about 30,000 ° C. The high energy density of the arc melts the metal and is blown by a gas jet which creates the kerf of the cut. The typical range of modern plasma cutting systems is between 3 mm and 100 mm.
With the addition of certain accessories, plasma can be used in many productions such as the automated weld preparation as well as for processing of pipes, profiles and dished ends.
MicroStep is currently the leader in cnc plasma technology serving customers that are hobbyists up to big ship yards.
Plasma cutting grew in the 1980’s to become a very productive method to cut sheet metal. Producing a much neater edge than oxyfuel cutting, it quickly became very popular.
Since then the applications of CNC and ever growing technology, high definition plasma technology has become one of the most popular technologies around.