Canada's plasma cutting industry is always in demand due to Canada's central role in the North American and the world market. Hamilton, for example, is a city know for metal production and is closely tied with large automotive industries and other manufacturing and construction companies. When a material is produced from such city, it has to be processed through methods such as plasma cutting in order to become useful in the industry.
Plasma cutting is able to cut through metals by creating an extremely high temperature plasma in a concentrated area. The highly pressurized plasma which is formed by combining inert gas with high voltage electricity is able to blow away the melted debris as the cuts are made, making a clean through the thickest of metals.
While the principle behind every plasma cutter is identical, industrial or commercial manufacturing plasma cutters will have to meet a certain standard in order to handle the task at hand. While simple plasma cutters are available at $100 from hardware stores, industrial scale plasma cutters can easily cost about $300,000 for a typical setup. When you consider additional upgrades for multi-axis movements for bevel cutting and other special functionality, the cost can easily rise up to millions of dollars for a complete setup.
Industrial scale plasma cutting facilities in Canada will always require additional capabilities as well. Having the latest plasma cutter in the world which can handle the thickest of metals is meaningless if you do not have the necessary configuration to carry, store and manage the heavy materials. Cranes in the plasma cutting facility should be able to handle up to 300 tonnes so that it is able to handle large projects such as heavy machinery parts fabrication.
Plasma cutting is all about numbers at industrial levels. How much tonnes can the facility handle? How close do they meet the ISO guidelines? How quickly can projects be completed? While taking a look at sample works at a facility gives you a general idea of what they are capable of, you must consider the pure numbers when you start your initial research to ensure that the Canadian plasma cutting facility you are about to choose is able to handle your order. Some companies may only be able to cut thin sheet metals while others are capable of handling blocks. Capability and capacity of the profiling company should always be verified before you make a decision.
Many facilities will offer professional consultation if you have an idea of what your requirements are. There are some things that only a plasma cutting professional will know, such as the complication which may arise in certain types of projects and where the breaking point in the projects may be. Having a comprehensive assessment of your project is what is needed to ensure the success of your project. Knowing the potential risks and preparing for them is the extra bit of service which professional metal profiling companies can offer.