Fine feature cutting
When cutting parts with very fine details or intricate shapes, you need processes capable of producing very thin kerfs. Generally, laser and waterjet excel at this type of cut; however, high definition plasma isn’t far behind. It’s also possible to achieve fine feature cuts with air plasma though the use of Hypertherm FineCut® consumables, which are available for both hand and machine-mounted air plasma torches. FineCut consumables produce a narrower kerf with a stiffer arc that is ideal for cutting thinner (3/16” and lower) material at 40 amps and below.
Examples of applications requiring fine feature cutting:
- Cutting thinner material
- Cutting material with a lot of detail
- Cutting intricate shapes
- Cutting material in which very tight tolerances are required