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Plasma cutting 2D

Cutting workpiece by burning using plasma.

Illustration of Plasma cutting 2D

The process

By plasma cutting we mean precision plasma which has now adays become the most common used in controlled machines instead of conventional plasma cutting. Ptrecision plasma has better tolerances and less angular deviation on the seat but lower max cutable thickness.

A power source is connected to the work [1] and the cutting tool electrode [2], which is often made of tungsten. The cutting tool also includes cooling water [3] and a plasma gas [4] adjusted to the workpiece.

By the energy supplied gas is transformed into plasma resulting in temperatures of about 30,000 degrees Celsius. The plasma beam [5] emitted melts the workpiece and by its high kinetic energy, the material is removed, leaving behind a cut.

The cutting head is positioned by means of a gantry system.

By nesting details can be placed in a way that minimizes wastage of material.

Gantry system
A control commonly used for positioning a tool within the Cartesian coordinate system (X, Y, Z)
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By placing the details in an optimal way, you can minimize spillage and average set up time per detail when cutting sheet metal
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