5 Industrial Applications of Plasma Cutting Technology

Plasma cutting can be defined as a thermal cutting procedure, that is used to cut electrically conductive metals like steel, stainless steel, copper etc., through an accelerated jet of hot plasma. This technology is often used in the automobile industry, fabrication shops and construction industry. Mechanised and manual plasma cutting are used for the different purposes. Plasma cutting is a budget-friendly method that assists in boosting the productivity, without compromising the quality. Plasma cutting service is effectively used in the metal fabrication industry in the province of Gauteng in South Africa.

Plasma cutting technology is an effective way of cutting materials into different sizes. Whereas, hand-held torches can usually cut up to 38mm (1.5 in) thick steel plate, the computer-controlled torches can cut steel up to 150 mm or (6 in) thick. The plasma cutters are extremely beneficial for cutting the curved or angled shaped sheet metals.

In this article, you will find a brief discussion on different types of industrial applications of plasma cutting. The details are discussed below:

  1. Metal art:

Metal artists often prefer the plasma cutting system, as they often need to deal with complicated CAD drawings. The process of plasma cutting system helps in reducing the labour associated with the hand cutting process. By using plasma cutting an artist can easily achieve precision, as it allows the user to apply intricate details on the final piece.

  1. Construction industry:

The construction industry involves the task of producing several components like cutting brackets, base plates and important parts for fencing. Thus, plasma cutting technique is suitable for different types of projects, no matter how small or big the project is. This cutting technique is widely used in the construction industry for increasing the efficiency and quality of the construction company.

  1. Energy companies:

Energy companies deal with the filtering of natural gases, electrical boxes for coal mining and brackets for electrical switches. All these are produced and cut by using plasma cutting technology. This cutting technology also helps in improving the production volume.

  1. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC):

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) companies derive great benefit from the efficient plasma cutting technology. This process helps these companies meet their exact requirements. This industry deals with several delicate and small components, which require effective processing as per the different needs. Thus, plasma cutting assists in general fabrication and product manufacturing in the HVAC industry.

  1. Automobile Industry:

There are several types of automobile manufacturing companies with different transportation specifications. Thus, there is a requirement to cut the metal parts fulfilling the demands and specifications. Plasma cutting technology has been widely used by the automobile industry for vehicle outfitting and customised work on the vehicle.

The benefits of plasma cutting are not limited to the present industrial landscape only. This technology is widely used in other manufacturing industries as well.

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