shaping-manufacturing-processes > 2D Plasma Cutting
This process involves cutting of plate metal using a concentrated Plasma Beam that is CNC controlled – machines may be multi-head for increased production rate or just a single Plasma cutting head.
The limiting factor with 2 Dimensional or 2 Axis cutting is the inability to "shape" or bevel the sides of the profile by design. Therefore cut edges are "straight" within cutting tolerances, and finished profiles are flat.
The many forms of shielding gas and plasma arc generation are all included in this process category. For example, High Definition plasma cutting, water shielded or dual gas shielding systems.