Plasma Cutting

What Is Plasma Cutting?

Plasma cutting is a thermal cutting and melting process. Unlike flame cutting, it uses an electrical arc to ionize and heat gas to form the plasma used to cut steel.

How It Works

A tungsten electrode is used to create an electrical arc at the plasma cutting torch, and the steel being worked with becomes part of the circuit courtesy of a grounding clamp. Once the plasma is ionized by the electrode, it superheats (to over 36,000° Fahrenheit) and interacts with the steel. This jet of superheated plasma gas severs the steel and blows away any molten metal.

BICO Steel’s Plasma Cutting Services

Plasma cutting is a newer service we bring to the table. Our state-of-the-art machine with five-axis plasma allows us to perform a number of different operations, and is great for making high-quality cuts and fabricating smaller pieces.

Plasma cutting is just one of the many processes we offer in-house. Contact our qualified team for a free, no-obligation consultation and learn about the many benefits you’ll experience working with the only company that can provide both steel plate and forged block processing.

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