Combined with plasma cutters, CNC plasma tables make cutting custom metal pieces for any number of reasons extremely straightforward and has significantly changed several industries, one of which is the automotive industry. Customization used to be something that had to be done by very specialized shops and they had machinery that might cost a great deal of money, while now plasma cutters are very affordable and can be found in almost any well-equipped shop or even in home workshops. Plasma tables allow computers to be used to guide the plasma cutter, which makes it a very important part of getting quality pieces cut to exact specifications as opposed to using a plasma cutter by hand.
When it comes specifically to plasma cutters and CNC plasma tables and automobiles, the possibilities are so numerous that it would be impossible to list all the options or reasons why these two pieces of equipment would be useful. However, if you let your imagination run wild, some benefits become fairly obvious. First of all, the pieces can be cut to exact specifications and the cuts are neat and clean. So, if the technician wants to make a specialized grill with cutouts for the front of an old classic automobile, he will not have to spend a great deal of time cutting, measuring, re-cutting, and grinding it to fit. He can simply put in the measurements and design the cut-out on a computer program and the cutter and table will cut everything out perfectly, with little to no sanding required once the piece is done.
Also, because the cutter is so versatile, it can cut metal from the thinnest pieces of decorative steel only meant to be applied to the outside of the care all the way to thick pieces used to craft grills, steps, or even engine parts if necessary. So, only one machine is needed to do all sort of metal work and cutting and that is very helpful because then it keeps costs down to a reasonable level.
Another benefit of using plasma cutters is that they can make very complex cuts over all sorts of bends, curves, or corners. It allows designs to be cut into pieces like mufflers (if that is legal) or other pipes without having to cut them apart and flatten them, then weld them back together. Cars are made of all sorts of odd shapes, funny bends, tight angles, and curves and having CNC plasma tables that allow you to attach a piece of whatever shape is needed and then cut in all dimensions is very helpful.
Another benefit of using CNC plasma tables and having the computer guide the cutting is that pieces can be duplicated over and over again. Although in most custom jobs, this would not necessarily be a huge benefit, if you are creating a particular design, say for a mud-flap or for the lift gate of a pickup truck and do want pieces that are identical, this technology allows you to do that with ease and without having to recreate your design every time. You can simply save it as a computer program and when you want the design cut again, you simply start that program and it follows along on the table and cuts your design perfectly.