With all of the recent advancements in the world of plasma cutting technology, there is no surprise that plasma cutting can have a drastic impact on your project’s bottom line. This method can now offer your project some extremely high-quality cuts in a much quicker turnaround than ever before, and do it all while helping you reduce your shop costs thanks to minimal overtime needed and much fewer defects in the products you will create. Here are a few more of the many benefits of using plasma cutting table drills.
Increased Cutting Speeds
When cutting material up to 2 inches thick, plasma cutting can actually be up to twice as fast as Oxy Fuel cutting, and the thinner the material is, the faster the process will ensue.
Dross is the outcome of the chemical reaction that occurs while using Oxy Fuel. This dross can adhere to your cuts which results in wasted time and effort as you need to chisel or grind it off to have a clean finished product. With plasma table drilling and cutting, you will have minimal dross created, which means the extra time is not spent grinding and cleaning your cuts.
Raised Inside Piercing Speed
Plasma cutting takes a lot less time to get up to speed when compared to the heating times needed when using Oxy Fuel. Because there is far less setup and wait time, you will be able to drastically increase your shop’s productivity with these speeds.
Eliminated Plate Warping
Because plasma cutting is done at such great speeds, there is much less transferable heat, which means you are dealing with a lot less warping when you are cutting thinner material.
It uses an electric arc process that means it is capable of cutting any material that is electrically conductive such as stainless steel, copper and aluminum. This means you can cut through multiple stacks of plates with relative ease, something that simply cannot be done with Oxy Fuel.
This article was written by Tyler Duoos, Tyler is the owner of General Saw Company. General Saw Company takes pride in being a leader in sheet metal fabrication services to Central Florida and its surrounding areas. If you are looking for plasma table drilling to get the job done right the first time we got you covered!