Landscaping your backyard can be an exciting adventure. There are so many decisions to make such as what kind of furniture to put in, and what kinds of plants to use. If you have the time and money, you can make your backyard like you always wanted. A big fountain is nice, but small detail can be beautiful. If you aren’t sure where you could spruce up your backyard, here are a few ideas. Customized porch lights, path lights, fences, gates, and benches can make a big statement on the total look of your backyard. If you have a business in custom metal fabrication or would simply like to start a new hobby, consider using plasma cutters for all of your metal fabrication needs.
Plasma cutters use a special gas like nitrogen or oxygen heated to a high temperature to create plasma which then will cut metal quickly and efficiently. Plasma looks similar to a laser but is entirely different. CNC (computer numerical control) cutters are automated. By using software such as CAD or CAM, the computer can be programmed with the desired design and then cut by the plasma cutter. Handheld plasma cutters are also available. If you don’t see yourself doing a high amount of custom metal fabrication, this may be a good option for you. However, a handheld cutter is not automated and could cause problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, down the road. Any repetitive action poses the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you create custom metal pieces frequently, consider buying or building your own CNC plasma cutter. They are a big investment, so be prepared and do your research. If you don’t have the room or resources, find a company to work with. Plasma torches are a popular trend and many companies specialize in custom metal fabrication. Starting a business can be expensive and sometimes it is more cost effective to outsource to a larger company. If you aren’t ready to start a business, consider selling your pieces at fairs. Many people go to fairs just to see what vendors are selling. A unique porch light or bench might be what many people want but don’t know it yet. A custom cut metal gate would also look lovely in anyone’s backyard. Replacing a whole fence can be expensive, but replacing a gate can be much more cost-effective.
Creating many pieces by hand can be tedious and time-consuming. Handheld torches will also not be exact. Your metal will probably contain irregularities and mistakes. However, with CNC plasma cutters, many pieces can be made quickly. Every piece will be exactly perfect and the programmed pattern will also be consistent with other pieces you make with it. Once the cutter is programmed, you can create as many pieces as you like. Plasma torches make it very convenient for custom metal fabrication.
Whether you currently have a custom metal fabrication business, are looking to start one, or would like to sell custom metal pieces for yards in a large-scale at a fair or some other venue, consider using plasma cutters for your metal cutting. They are fast, efficient, cost-effective, and perfect every time.