Plasma Cutting vs Mechanical Cutting vs Laser Cutting
Plasma cutting is a thermal fusion cutting process that is usually used to cut things like steel, stainless steel and aluminium. When compared to a laser, it tends to have a much lower cut quality, higher energy consumption, a lot of dust and noise creation. It’s frequently criticised because of these disadvantages. But, when cutting any kind electronically conductive material, plasma cutting is usually the technology of choice due to its flexibility. However, compared to mechanical chip removal cutting processes, a laser also has a lot of great advantages. The non-contact processing, reduced setup costs and lower contamination results are just a few things you can expect when adopting a laser into your business.
Depending on the material you are using and your chosen application, every processing method naturally has its advantages and disadvantages. Keep this in mind when choosing your next cutting solution.