Plasma cutting is a process that cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma. Typical materials cut with a plasma torch include steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass and copper, although other conductive metals may be cut as well. Plasma cutting at MADE is often used for metal fabrication jobs, like furniture making, sign making, automative repair, and more.
Plasma cutting can leave a ‘rough’ edge on metals, so it is best when combined with a grinder to smooth out your edges. MADE has benchtop grinders in our grinding room, and also angle grinders available for members to use while they are in the shop. Although we don’t sell metal at MADE, a great source for sheet metal is just down the road from us at Shapiro Metal Supply.
MADE’s plasma cutter is manually controlled. If you are looking for CNC metal cutting, be sure to check out our watjerjet here. Want to learn how to use the plasma cutter at MADE in St. Louis? Discover the possibilities of our welding bay in a training session. Book one here.
Although MADE is a community makerspace built for individuals to access for their own metal fabrication projects, we are also able to fabricate for you! Check out our design and fabrication capabilities via our Custom MADE services.