5 Benefits of CNC Plasma Cutting

29 Sep 2022 Metal Fabrication

When it comes to metal fabrication, the methods and equipment used for a project will have a significant impact on efficiency and quality. With so many different methods available for metal fabrication, it can be difficult to determine which option is best for your project timeline and budget. If you need to cut a large quantity of metal for a project, CNC plasma cutting may be the best option. While handheld plasma cutting tools were widely used for decades, modern CNC plasma cutting machines offer several benefits over these tools. As a leading provider of complete fabrication and welding services, the team at LWS Manufacturing & Welding knows how important it is to choose the right method for every project. That is why our team has put together a list of 5 benefits of CNC plasma cutting to demonstrate how it can enhance your operation and deliver better results for every project.

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5 Reasons to Use CNC Plasma Cutting

Some of the main benefits of CNC plasma cutting include:

1. Increased Efficiency & Quality

CNC plasma cutters are specifically designed to complete large-scale projects in a fraction of the time it would take to complete using a hand tool. By choosing a CNC plasma cutter, you can significantly reduce the time spent on a project while also producing cleaner cuts. CNC plasma cutting machines can also be programmed to cut a wide range of diverse shapes with no pre-heating or cooling required, making it a much more efficient means of completing cuts on short notice.

2. One Method, Multiple Metals

One of the biggest benefits of CNC plasma cutting is that it is an extremely effective option for cutting both thin and thick metals. This includes steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, and aluminum, allowing you to use one machine to complete cuts for projects in different industries.

3. Consistent Accuracy

CNC plasma cutters are operated using a precise computer program. Once a cut has been programmed into the machine, the plasma torch will follow the exact path created by the computer, providing a reliable and consistent cut every single time.

4. Ease of Use & Reduced Training

While most metal cutters require a lot of training and experience to use effectively, CNC plasma cutters are easier to use and do not require as much training to handle properly. This means that CNC plasma cutting machines can help minimize the overhead costs and downtime associated with training new employees.

5. Increased Safety

Since CNC plasma cutters are computer operated, they are much safer to use than other metal cutters. All cuts programmed into a CNC plasma cutting machine are set up and completed electronically, eliminating the need for handling the torch or metal during the cutting process. CNC plasma cutters also do not use or store any explosive gases, further increasing safety for your facility.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of CNC plasma cutting, or if you are interested in our fabrication services, please contact LWS Manufacturing & Welding at 604-854-1277 or by filling out a contact form on our website. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or the details of your project.