Plasma Cutting Machine VS Laser Cutting MachineThorpe
Which machine should I choose to cut metal materials, portable plasma cutter or laser cutting machine? Maybe this is a question that anyone in the metal processing industry can ask. When cutting metal materials, there are two main cutting options: plasma cutting machine and laser cutting machine. Plasma and laser cutting methods provide effective metal manufacturing solutions that are not suitable for traditional cutting methods.
Application of portable plasma cutter VS application of laser cutting machine
Application of portable plasma cutter
Plasma cutting is a processing method that uses heat from a high-temperature plasma arc to melt and evaporate some metal materials. The pulse of high-speed plasma is then used to remove molten metal to form a cutting groove. Portable plasma cutter is suitable for cutting, drilling, repairing and chamfering various metal materials. It is mainly used for cutting medium thickness metal plates.
Plasma cutting machine are widely used in the advertising industry : produce various advertising metal plates and logos, such as luminous characters, perforated characters, stainless steel characters, etc.; furniture industry: cutting security doors, iron doors, stainless steel doors and various metal plates; handicraft industry : Cutting complex metal plate shapes; automotive industry: processing various types of metal plates of various thicknesses.
Application of laser cutting machine
Laser cutter have a wider range of applications than portable plasma cutter. In addition to cutting a variety of metal materials, the laser engraving machine can also cut wood, acrylic, ceramic, glass, rubber, PVC, pens, textiles and other materials. However, laser cutting machine are not suitable for long-term cutting of materials with high reflectivity such as aluminum and copper.
Compared with CNC plasma cutter, laser cutter can cut thinner metal plates, but with higher accuracy. It is widely used in automobile manufacturing, aerospace, petroleum and electrical equipment manufacturing, decoration, advertising, lighting, sheet metal and other industries. This kind of laser numerical control machine tool has the characteristics of fast cutting speed, high machining accuracy, and narrow cutting groove.
In short, laser cutting machines are ideal for engraving details or cutting small shapes with thin metal materials. Portable plasma cutter is the simplest method for cutting medium thickness metal plates.