COMPARISON BETWEEN  

VARIOUS CUTTING METHOD
Quality of cut
 FlamePlasmaLaserWater Jet
Heat affected area Large Small Very Small -
Workload for dross clean up Large Almost no dross Almost no dross No dross
Material Low carbon steel Low carbon steel, stainless
steel, aluminum and other conductive metal material
Low carbon steel, stainless
steel, aluminum and non-metallic
material (not reflective of light)
Carbon steel, low alloy steel,
non-ferrous metal, stainless steel,
paper, plastic, ceramics, composite,
food (except abrasive)
Quality of cutting Normal Fine High precision High precision
Cutting Seam 2-6mm 2-6mm 0.1-1mm 0.1 - 0.3mm (water only)
0.8mm (abrasive)
Efficiency of cutting
Cutting SpeedSlowFastFast ( for sheet material )Slow
Speed ( mm/min) 100 - 800 600 - 6000 800 - 10000 600 - 5000
Time for perforation Preheat time very long Very fast Fast Fast
Cutting range for low carbon steel 5 – 500mm 1 – 50mm 0.5 – 20mm 0.5 – 250mm
Cutting range for stainless steel, aluminum Not suitable to use 1 – 150mm 0.5 - 20mm 0.5 – 250mm
Costs for purchase, cutting and maintenance
Initial capital investment requiredLowMediumHighHigher than Plasma
Rework processing for dross needed - - -
Cutting cost Low Lower than flame cutting Higher than plasma cutting Higher than plasma cutting
Maintenance cost Low Simple High Medium

Comparison of the speed for plasma cutting and flame cutting

Costs for purchase, cutting and maintenance
ProcessShieldUSED FORADVANTAGES
02 Air Mild Steel Precision 50-300 amps and High Speed Oxygen process Weld ready cut surface
0202 Mild Steel Precision at 30 amps Weld ready cut surface
H2OH2O Precision Aluminum and Stainless Steel Best cut quality on stainless and aluminum to 3/4" Better parts life than air
N2 N2 Conventional thin non-ferrous Better cut surface than air on non-ferrous Faster cutting on thicker SS and aluminum
H35 N2 > 1/2" aluminum
> 3/4" stainless
Weld ready cut surface
H35 = 65%Ar / 35%H2
AirAir Conventional mild steel Economical cost of operation
Good cut quality
Air Air Conventional non-ferrous Economical cost of operation

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