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Today’s high definition plasma systems are capable of cutting metal up to 6 inches thick.
A tungsten electrode and “stack up” from 1970’s (top) and modern hafnium electrode (bottom).
Designed for cutting bundles of solids, structurals and tubes, Simonds’ IC Enduro 3, like other blades, requires a rich coolant mix that sticks to the blade.
Technical advances have led to some overlap between these two processes, but the fundamental advantages of each remain intact. This comparison by two experts reviews the basics and updates the range of applications for laser and waterjet.
Today’s high-definition plasma systems provide good-quality cuts and fast cut speeds, while also delivering long consumable life.