18 May All About Plasma-Burned, Saw-Cut and Cut-to-Length Weathering Steel
As a trusted weathering steel, also referred to as cor-ten steel, supplier, Central Steel Service offers plate burning, cut-to-length and coil slitting, and saw cutting services in order to meet the specific and unique needs of our customers. Keep reading to learn more about these services.
Plasma BurningPlasma plate burning, also known as plasma cutting, is a process of cutting metal using a high-temperature plasma arc. The process involves a gas, such as compressed air, nitrogen, or oxygen, being blown at high speed through a nozzle, while an electric arc is created between the nozzle and the metal being cut.The intense heat of the plasma arc melts and blows away the metal, creating a precise and clean cut. Plasma plate burning is widely used in manufacturing and fabrication industries for cutting various types of metals, including weathering steel. Compared to other cutting methods, plasma cutting offers several advantages, including high precision, high speed, versatility, minimal heat distortion and automation. Central Steel Service is equipped with three burning machines enabling us to offer custom-size plate burning and parts burning of weathering steel plate. Each burning machine is equipped with both Oxy/Fuel Plate Burning and Plasma Burning capabilities.
- Plasma Plate Burning – We provide 400 Amp precision plasma plate burning through 2” plate thickness, featuring continuous bevel cutting through 1-1/4” plate thickness and True Hole® Technology through 1” plate thickness. We have burning capacity for parts up to 12 ft wide by 55 ft long. We also offer precision cut parts from steel plate. We can accept and process CAD files directly to our machine.
- Oxy/Fuel Plate Burning – With Oxy-Fuel plate burning capabilities, we can burn parts over our 2” plate thickness plasma burn capability through 5” plate thickness. We have burning capacity for parts up to 12 ft wide by 55 ft long. We also offer precision cut parts from steel plate. We can accept and process CAD files directly to our machine.