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Plasma cutting 3D of flat material

3D pieces cutting of flat materials by combustion using plasma.

Illustration of Plasma cutting 3D of flat material

The process

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 usually by means of a portal system in combination with additional shafts to provide tilting and rotation. The systems are designed for angled cutting of flat plates and to some extent also for cutting curved surfaces but does not have the same slant opportunities and working range as full 3D cutting.

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

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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