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Nowadays, the main task of a locksmith is cold metal processing – manually or with the use of power tools. The scope of work of a locksmith includes small parts of mechanisms, minor machining and manual processing of steel, stainless steel and aluminum surfaces.

A locksmith is treated as a welder’s assistant, because he is very often responsible for preparing materials for welding and their subsequent processing in order to apply protective coatings.

The very wide range of skills that a locksmith must have include everything related to mechanics (assembly and disassembly of devices), cutting, sawing, drilling, riveting, soldering and skills in the field of electrical engineering and hydraulics. Also metal science is a very important field of knowledge that a locksmith must acquire – testing the hardness, strength, elasticity, impact strength, plasticity and other basic characteristics of metals is the knowledge necessary for the proper performance of locksmith’s profession.

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Plasma cutting

If you’re searching for precise and efficient metal fabrication, then look no further than Marxam Project’s plasma cutting services. Our streamlined processes offer the highest-quality cuts with quick turnaround times. Contact us for a quote today!

Best plasma cutting at Marxam Project

Marxam Project offers the highest quality plasma cutting available. We are renowned for our commitment to deliver the best cutting solutions available on the market. Our advanced technology and expert technicians make sure of the accuracy of every cut to meet requirements of our clients. Whether you need unique shapes or smooth edges, our services are sure to meet your every expectation. Trust Marxam Project with all your cutting needs and experience cooperation with true professionals.

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Why choose us?

Marxam Project is an established metalworking company that from 2006 is constantly evolving to meet all of our clients demands. We offer:

  • Advanced Technology: Experience advanced equipment that ensures precision and efficiency in every project.
  • Experienced Professionals: Rely on our team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to delivering top-notch results with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Versatility: From plasma cutting to machinery design, explore a wide range of other fabrication services, we offer diverse capabilities to meet your unique needs and specifications.
  • Quality Assurance: Rest assured that every project undergoes rigorous quality control measures, guaranteeing excellent outcomes that meet or exceed industry standards.
  • Timely Delivery: We understand the importance of deadlines and prioritize prompt project completion without compromising on quality or craftsmanship.
  • Customized Solutions: Whether you have a specific vision in mind or need guidance in material selection and design, our team works closely with you to tailor solutions that align with your objectives.
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Contact Marxam Project today and start working with professionals in plasma cutting and more. Whether you need unique designs, smooth cuts or large-scale production, our advanced technology and experienced specialists are ready for your project. Don’t settle for anything less than the best—reach out to Marxam Project now and let us turn your visions into reality.

Your satisfaction is our priority, and we’re eager to discuss how our services can fulfill your needs. Get in touch with us today and experience cooperation with true professionals.

Plasma cutting - what is it?

Plasma cutting is an advanced and efficient metal processing method that uses a focused stream of ionized gas, called plasma, to cut. This process involves creating an electric arc between the plasma torch and the workpiece, which heats the gas to an extremely high temperature, turning it into plasma. The intense heat of the plasma jet melts the metal, while the high-velocity gas jet blows away the molten material for precise cutting.

Plasma cutting is famous for its versatility, as it can cut a wide range of conductive materials, including steel, aluminum, copper, and more. From industrial manufacturing to artistic applications, it offers great flexibility, making it an excellent choice for professionals in a wide variety of industries.

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Principles of plasma cutting

Plasma cutting is an advanced process that allows for clean and efficient cutting. It has several rules that guide it:

  • Plasma Generation - It begins with the creation of a plasma, which is achieved by passing an electrical current through a gas, usually compressed air, nitrogen or argon. This process ionizes the gas, creating a superheated plasma arc.
  • Heat Transfer - Once the plasma arc is formed, it produces intense heat that reaches temperatures of up to 16,500 degrees Celsius. This extreme heat melts the metal.
  • Material Removal - A high-velocity gas stream, usually compressed air, is directed through a plasma torch into the cutting area. This gas stream blows away the molten metal, effectively removing it from the workpiece and creating the desired cut.
  • Cutting Speed and Accuracy - The speed at which the plasma torch moves across the workpiece, combined with the plasma arc intensity and gas speed, determines the cutting speed and accuracy. Calibration of these parameters ensures precise cutting with smooth edges and a minimum number of heat affected zones.
  • Versatility - It is versatile and can cut a wide range of conductive materials, including steel, aluminum, copper and brass. The ability to process metals of various thicknesses and types makes it an ideal choice for many different applications.

A plasma cutting machine in action, cutting metal precisely.

Application of plasma cutting

Plasma cutting is a versatile process with many different applications. They are often used in industries such as:

  • Metal fabrication - It is widely used in the metal industry for cutting and shaping sheets, plates and pipes. It allows for precise cutting of various metals, creating machine elements, structures and other metal products.
  • Automotive and Aerospace - In the automotive and aerospace industries, plasma cutting is used to produce components such as landing gear, brackets and engine parts. With it, you can create unique cuts with minimal distortion.
  • Construction - Plays a key role in the construction industry in the production of structural steel members, beams, columns and other components used in buildings, bridges and infrastructure projects. Its speed and accuracy enable fast and precise production, reducing construction time.
  • Metal art - Artists and sculptors use it to create intricate designs and sculptures from sheet metal and plates. Its versatility allows you to create complex patterns, detailed graphics and non-standard designs.
  • Industrial Maintenance and Repair - It is essential for maintenance and repair tasks in industrial settings, such as cutting out damaged sections of machinery, removing old welds, and making modifications to existing metal structures.

Industrial process of plasma cutting of metals.

Benefits of plasma cutting

Plasma cutting is a popular choice among professionals in metalworking, below you can find few characteristics that make it so frequently used.

  • Precision - It offers exceptional precision, allowing for intricate cuts and detailed designs with minimal material wastage.
  • Speed - With its high cutting speeds, it enables rapid fabrication and production, reducing lead times and increasing overall efficiency.
  • Versatility - It is compatible with a wide range of materials, making it suitable for many different industries.
  • Minimal Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) - Compared to traditional cutting methods, plasma cutting produces a smaller heat-affected zone, resulting in reduced distortion and minimal thermal damage to the workpiece.
  • Accessibility - Its equipment is relatively compact and portable, allowing for on-site fabrication and repair work in remote locations or confined spaces.
  • Environmentally Friendly - It produces minimal smoke, fumes, and hazardous by-products, making it an environmentally friendly option for metal cutting operations.

Plasma cutting of steel for industrial elements.

Factors influencing plasma cutting

There are a few factors that influence the speed, difficulty and costs of plasma cutting.

  • Material Type - The type of material being cut, including its thickness and conductivity, affects the selection of cutting parameters such as speed, amperage, and gas selection.
  • Gas Selection - The choice of plasma gas, such as compressed air, nitrogen, or argon, influences the characteristics of the plasma arc, affecting cutting quality, speed, and dross formation.
  • Plasma Arc Power - The power level of the plasma arc determines its intensity and heat output, impacting cutting speed, penetration depth, and the ability to cut through thicker materials.
  • Torch Height Control - Maintaining the correct distance between the plasma torch and the workpiece is crucial for optimal cutting performance. Torch height control systems adjust the torch height dynamically to accommodate variations in material flatness and ensure consistent cutting quality.
  • Cutting Speed - The speed at which the plasma torch moves across the workpiece affects cutting efficiency, edge quality, and the size of the heat-affected zone.
  • Torch Consumables - The condition and quality of plasma torch consumables, including electrodes, nozzles, and shields, influence cutting performance and consumable life.

Frequently asked questions

What materials can be cut using plasma cutting at Marxam Project?

At Marxam Project, our plasma cutting services are capable of cutting a wide range of materials, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and more. Whether you need to cut thin sheets or thick plates, our plasma cutting technology can handle it.

What thicknesses of material can be cut with plasma?

Our plasma cutting capabilities allow us to cut a variety of material thicknesses, ranging from thin gauge sheets to thick plates. Our equipment and expertise enable us to provide precise cuts on materials of different thicknesses to meet your specific requirements.

What kind of precision can be achieved by cutting with plasma at Marxam Project?

With our advanced cutting technology and skilled operators, we can achieve high levels of precision and accuracy in our cuts. Whether you require intricate shapes, sharp angles, or precise dimensions, you can trust Marxam Project to deliver exceptional results with minimal tolerance.

How fast is the turnaround time for plasma cutting projects at Marxam Project?

The exact turnaround time depends on the complexity and size of the project, but we always strive to deliver your completed cuts within agreed-upon timelines.

Can Marxam Project assist with design and material selection for projects?

Absolutely! Our team at Marxam Project consists of experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about design principles and material characteristics. We’re more than happy to provide assistance and guidance in design and material selection to ensure the best possible outcome for your projects.

How can I request a quote or inquire about plasma cutting services at Marxam Project?

Simply contact us by e-mail or by filling out the contact form available on the bottom of every page. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the information you need to get started on your plasma cutting project with Marxam Project.