What a plasma cutter is and How a plasma cutter works

What is plasma cutter 

A plasma cutter is a common cutting tool that is used to cut and manipulate the metals needed to build something.

In most cases, this tool is found in metal fabrication shops, automotive repair and restoration, industrial construction, and salvage and scrapping operations, though some models are also suitable for home enthusiasts or DIY.

Plasma cutter takes input power, process it and by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma, it allows you to cut any electrically conductive materials.

The device allows you to cut metal to your liking, including stainless steel, aluminum, brass, steel, copper and also other conductive metals.

High speed and precise cutting technology combined with low cost, makes the plasma cutter one of the very useful tools not only in large-scale industrial applications but also to small hobbyist shops.

The plasma cutter is an excellent device for using in most cutting applications. It can cut both ferrous and nonferrous materials, but it is especially perfect for those in which cut quality and speed are important.

Usually, fabrication work is done by hand, using a hand held plasma torch. There are various types of plasma torch depending on what thickness of metal you’re likely to be cut.

Besides this, CNC plasma cutter also has very extensive applications in the metal industry, which cut profiles from digital files onto larger sheets of metals.

Using a plasma cutter in the metalworking process is much lower cost than water-jet or laser cutter. The cutting work by a plasma cutter is also a very quick and precise process.

How a plasma cutter works 

Before explaining the working process of a plasma cutter, it’s better to know first “What is plasma?” Simply, plasma is one of the most prevalent states of matter. The three states of matter are- solid, liquid and gas.

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Ronald Wilson

I’m Ronald, Specialist engaged in the manufacture of fabricated metal product. I’ve been involved in the fabrication industry since 1998. To continue my love in welding and to share my experience I've formed a research team and have created this website for our valuable customers.

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