Steel profile cutting is an in-depth procedure that takes a piece of steel and transforms it into a particular shape. Cutting is commonly done on a table using a machine that is ideal for the product. Machine types differ as there are numerous kinds of metals available in various thickness and grades, so not all can be cut the same way.
Preparing steel for cutting
The steel is cleaned thoroughly before cutting. This process ensures that there is no residue on the steel to provide precision cutting. All steel profile cutting is delivered ready to be assembled or machined with any slag removed to reduce your production time.
For steel profile cutting, oxy, plasma and laser cutting machines are the most commonly used. These machines have a number of benefits, including:
Plasma steel profile cutting: used for cutting stainless steel profiles and carbon metals, plasma cutting is suited to various metal grades and thicknesses. This cutting method uses less heat and creates less distortion as it uses pressurized gas, which is channelled and electrically charged to produce an arc, which is plasma, is then used to cut the steel.
Laser steel profile cutting:
Laser cutting is cost efficient with minimal distortion. These factors make this form of cutting ideal for thinner metals. Using a laser beam to cut the steel, this process is highly accurate, cuts cleanly and allows for narrow cutting and close nesting.