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6 Advantages of CNC Plasma cutting

Posted by Eng. Abdel Karim on

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Plasma cutting is decades old technology; However, tech advancements have made the process more accurate and impactful across a wide range of industrial applications. The computer used to control the CNC cutting machine and devise the measurement are becoming increasingly powerful.

Here are some advantages brought about by CNC Plasma Cutting Machines:

1. Assortment of applications possible

A wide range of industrial uses is possible with a CNC cutting machine. The best part is that it can be used for both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. It can cut through different measurement of thickness – from 3 inches to a gauge thickness of iron and steel.

2. Superior precision

The exemplary accuracy of the CNC cutting machine mimics the computer-generated numerical measurement. The presence of gears in the machine ensures that there is no deviation from the measurement supplied by the computer. Since the precision is good, the cuts and final finish are sharp and neat. This allows for even fine cuts to be done easily and thus influence the superior finish of the overall part.

3. Safe operation

The downward draft system that comes with the CNC cutting machines ensures that the worker isn’t inconvenienced from the fumes and smoke in the cutting process. This makes certain that the operator can remain safe when carrying out the cutting operation. He remains protected during the sensitive process knowing that his vision is not hampered by unwanted smoke.

4. Quick operation

A conventional plasma cutting machine operates at high speeds and delivers great output. It can cut metals at up to 500 inches per minute, thus accelerating the time to market for the fished products to be used for industrial purposes. At the very least it requires a plasma gas along with an assist gas, thus keeping overheads extremely low. This further enhances the ROI to be delivered for every sheet of metal cut by the CNC cutting machines.

5. Modern day convenience

Operational convenience is offered by the two main types of cutting tables – downdraft and water. Downdraft tables provide built-in ventilation. Its natural sucking off of the debris and hot air makes the entire process convenient for the operator. Many facilities also have a water table. It allows the sheet part worked upon and the blow torch to be submerged in water to keep temperatures from rising to dangerously high levels. Both forms of tables add a level of convenience to the modern-day plasma cutting operation.

6. Low learning curve

The free CAD software’s that redirect the operation at the plasma cutting workshop are designed in a way that most of the people can understand its operations quickly. It doesn’t require a specialized software engineer to sit behind the machine to control or carry out the plasma cutting work. Some great free options include Draft Sight and Google Sketch Up.

Signing off

These benefits amply showcase the immense industrial value CNC Plasma Cutting Machines bring to a B2B component manufacturer. The intricate curves, accurate cuts, and smooth finishes make the machines a must have for high quality parts and component production.

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