Plasma Cutting

Metal_Supermarkets-Metal-Plasma-CuttingPlasma cutting is a process used to very quickly and precisely cut steel and other metals of different thicknesses.

Plasma cutting uses an inert gas blown at high speeds and at temperatures above 20,000°C (36,032°F). An electrical arc is then created through and around the gas, forming plasma. This plasma is hot enough to cut the metal. Plasma gases are usually argon, argon/hydrogen or nitrogen. These inert gases can be replaced by air but this requires a special electrode of hafnium or zirconium.

This type of cutting can cut a large variety of electrically conductive alloys including plain carbon and stainless steels, titanium, nickel alloys along with aluminum and its alloys.

We can provide plasma cutting services through our network. To find out if the store near you offers plasma cutting, call, email or visit one of our 125+ locations across North America.


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