Needlework is a hobby that has been around for centuries. Knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, embroidery and knot tying are a few such hobbies. Many things can be made with crafting needles such as sweaters, socks, hats, gloves, doilies, blankets, and other ornamental things such as framed sayings, decorative pictures, samplers, etc. If you would like to take this type of crafting one step farther, consider learning to make plasma lace art with CNC Plasma Torches and cutters. Creating metal lace art may seem daunting at first, but through practice you can create beautiful works of art.
If you are already good with metals, but would like to get into a different hobby with metals, consider plasma lace art. If you already own CNC Plasma Torches, you are already most of the way there! If you have a handheld torch, you may want to consider upgrading to a CNC torch. A handheld torch can get tedious and, eventually, give you carpal tunnel syndrome. A CNC (computer numerical control) torch is automated.
If you have never crafted with metals before, it is never too late to learn how. No matter what people say, an old dog can learn new tricks. If you want your own CNC Plasma Torch, be ready to invest a bit of money into this hobby. It can be very expensive to build a table or buy one already made. It is also good to have a basic knowledge of CAD and CAM software, as well as machining basics and maintenance. If you don’t want to buy your own plasma cutter, look into industrial companies that will do it for you. You may have to make your designs and works of art in bulk, to make it worth your money.
The size of table and torch you want will depend on the space you have available and what kind of metals you want to cut. Not all torches will cut the same thickness of metals. Some will cut thicker metals than others. Making plasma lace art with a car vs. a shovel would probably require different CNC Plasma Torches.
First, choose the type of metal you would like to cut. Look around and see what suits your fancy. Some ideas are a wastepaper basket, a car, a shovel, a wheelbarrow, or a metal tumbler. Then, design a pattern for your selected medium. You could do flowers, moons, or some other pattern on your metal. Next, using CAD and CAM software, put your design into the software with the dimensions of your metal object. Once your CNC plasma torch is all set up, cut away!
A plasma torch is a great tool for cutting metal as it is efficient, clean, and precise. CNC Plasma Torches can cut metal very quickly; and depending on the torch, it can cut very thick metal in no time at all. A plasma torch will leave your metal clean and cool to the touch. No longer do you need to worry about burning yourself with a hot, fiery handheld torch. CNC Plasma Torches are also very precise. It can cut intricate designs with no flaws. If your pattern is perfect, your piece of lace art will be too.