What we do
Plasma Cutting Services
Sandbar Fabrication offers a full, professional plasma cutting service for anyone in the creative industry. We use plasma cutting machines that are extremely precise with up to .003” tolerance. Not only we cut and finsh your project, we are ready to answer any questions you may have about the process and give you expert advice.
So, reach out even if you’re unsure of your specific need or if you think you may require a different type of manufacturing service. We are here to guide you through your creative project!
How Does Plasma Cutting Work?
While plasma cutters can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, they all work on the same process. First, the plasma cutter will send a pressurized gas, such as nitrogen, argon or oxygen through a small channel which contains a negatively charged electrode in its center. As power is applied to this electrode, light contact is made with the end of the plasma cutter nozzle and the metal to be cut, creating a circuit. This circuit then generates a spark, which heats the gas (from step one) as it passes through the channel until it reaches the fourth state of matter (plasma). This reaction creates a direct stream of plasma that is approximately 30,000 F, moving at 20,000 feet/second, which melts the metal to a molten slag that is easily manipulated.