Laser Cutting, Plasma Cutting

Laser Cutting

Laser Cutting vs. Plasma Cutting

There are distinct differences between laser cutting and plasma cutting. Plasma cutting was developed in the 1950s specifically for metals that could not be cut by a flame including copper, stainless steel and aluminum.  The torch of a plasma cutting machine uses high velocity gas flow and electrical currents to create heat that is hot enough to penetrate metal.

Laser cutting, on the otherhand, uses a precision laser to penetrate materials including strong metals such as stainless steel.  Because lasers are focused beams of lights, laser cutting is much more efficient and precise. Laser cutting is very accurate even with small details.  Plasma is used for just cutting metal, while laser cutting can be applied to all types of materials. JW Machine’s laser cutting and laser engraving operators and equipment deliver the most accurate, precise results, even when an extremely high level of detail is required.

The team at JW Machine has years of combined machining experience.  We are a one-stop-shop for all of your prototype development and contract manufacturing needs.  Our advanced machine shop services include close tolerance machining, small part machining, laser engraving, laser etching, laser cutting, milling turning, prototypes to production manufacturing and more. Esteemed industries that trust JW Machine with their CNC machining needs include various commercial, government, aeronautical and defense contractors throughout the United States and Canada.

If you have a small part machining, close tolerance machining, laser cutting, laser etching or laser engraving project we will ensure your job is completed with the highest level of accuracy and precision. Give JW Machine a call today!