Profile cutters are used to cut a piece of metal into the right shape before welding work begins. The profile cutter cuts the shape required into the metal with ease and can even work automatically. This shortens the time it takes to cut metal.
Why do we need profile cutting?
Without profile cutting, getting the right shape out of the metal could be difficult and time consuming. Profile cutting helps make it easier, especially when making a batch or mass production work.
As well as speeding the process, the cut is highly accurate and easy to carry out.
There are various types of profile cutting machines, such as Portal type and Gantry type. Some use scanning systems which can follow and cut along a drawn line on the metal, whereas others require a template to cut along.
Most machines can be customised with more cutting torches in order to increase the amount of work which can be carried out in unison.
Profile cutting machines are ideal for smaller workshops doing a steady amount of plate cutting, and can be an intro to CNC plasma and water jet cutting etc.
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