Benefits of CNC Plasma Cutting

25 Feb 2021 Metal Fabrication

Compared to handheld plasma cutting tools, CNC plasma cutting machines offer a range of benefits that are specifically related to how the machine is programmed and controlled by a computer. At LWS Manufacturing & Welding, they understand how capable CNC plasma cutters are for completing even the most complex cuts with precision.

Find out what a CNC plasma cutter is and how it works.

Some of the main benefits of CNC plasma cutting include:

1. Versatility

One of the biggest benefits of CNC plasma cutting is that it is an extremely effective option for cutting both thin and thick metals, such as steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, and aluminum. CNC plasma cutting machines can also be used to help improve production speeds and reduce costs for a variety of different industries.

2. Fast Cuts

Since 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, CNC plasma cutting can help reduce the overall time spent on a project, while also producing cleaner cuts. CNC plasma cutting machines can be programmed to cut a wide range of diverse shapes, making it a much more efficient means of completing cuts on short notice.

3. Precision

CNC plasma cutters are operated using a computer program that is incredibly precise. 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

While most metal cutters require a lot of training and experience to use extremely well, 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 complete 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.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of CNC plasma cutting, or if you are interested in their fabrication services, please contact LWS Manufacturing & Welding at 604-854-1277 or by filling out a contact form on their website.