If you work in the fabrication industry you will be familiar with the plasma cutter. If you have to cut any metals or steels it is the best tool to use. It allows for a much more accurate cut on today’s modern industrial metals. One of these cutters can be used on both thick and thin metals and gives the user the ability to cut shapes, angles, and curves. If you have a computer controlled cutter you will be able to cut very intricate patterns and be able to save the designs.
Being able to use a handheld plasma cutter takes skill. If you have the skill it will make your work easier and save time. If you are using this cutter as an artisan, it opens up the possibilities of what you will be able to create as a metal worker. It provides you with the means to create shapes and designs without limitations.
The plasma cutter comes in two types, the manual cutter and the automated cutter. The two types can be distinguished by their performance, size, and whether or not they are portable. Though they are used by artists, the main use is for industrial purposes. The manual cutter is fairly easy to use if you have the skills. It can do very accurate cuts, but is subject to human error. Using the automated cutter requires a different set of skills. The operator must know how to program the designs they want into a computer so that the machine will do the cuts.
The manual or handheld plasma cutter is very portable and much smaller than the automated version. Tradesmen such as plumbers find this type of cutter a very effective tool for cutting pipes. Unlike a torch the edges of a cut are smooth which makes putting the pipes together much easier. On constructions sites the handheld cutter is a very versatile tool. At work sites it can be used to cut large pieces of metal down to the desired shape and size that is necessary. Different tradesmen will use the cutter in different ways. It can also be used for demolition of large metal pipes and structures. At a construction site they can be used to cut metal pieces to a sizes that are more easily transported.
The automated plasma cutter tends to provide a more accurate cut as it is controlled by a computer. It can eliminate the errors that can happen with a handheld cutter. The automated cutters can do a job much more quickly than a handheld cutter as well. The automated cutter is very useful for large scale metal work production. With the addition of CNC equipment to which to attach the automated cutter it could easily become the most cost effective piece of equipment your business has. If you have specific designs that you will use over and over again, they can be stored on the computer. This will save an enormous amount of time when you need to cut the design again.
Plasma cutters have become an important part of many industries. It gives artisans and tradesmen alike the means to do their jobs more efficiently with few limitations.