WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A CNC PLASMA CUTTER UNDER HOME
Sheet metal products.
Over the past few years, plasma cutting has become actively used both in large-scale production and in small private workshops. Plasma cutter provides accurate and high-quality cutting, which is performed relatively quickly and at low cost. Thanks to these qualities, a CNC plasma cutter can be a good investment for developing your own business.
PLASMA CUTTING AND ITS ADVANTAGES
Plasma cutter under the control of CNC on a computer.
Plasma cutting is the process of cutting electrically conductive materials using a plasma electric arc at temperatures up to +30,000 ° C.
The first advantage of using a plasma torch is that there is no need to prepare the device for the start of work, for example, to heat the burner or the material that needs to be cut. The plasma cutter is immediately ready for use and provides high efficiency, achieving very high material processing speeds. For example, the productivity of a CNC plasma torch is almost seven times higher than the oxygen-gas method, which dramatically affects work efficiency.
The cutter can be used to cut various materials and especially metals of various thicknesses. The standard thickness range is from 0.5 mm to 160 mm. Plasma cutter is characterized primarily by high precision cutting and the ability to process material vertically and at an angle. The cutter minimally affects the structure of the material being cut, due to the extremely narrow cutting zone and low heating. The device punches material very quickly, guaranteeing a small gap and minimal loss of material, and the edges and surface remain smooth and without unnecessary defects.
WHAT CAN BE CUT BY A PLASMA CUTTER FOR HOME
Modern design of metal furniture.
The development of plasma cutting technology and specialized equipment has expanded the scope of plasma cutting. Initially, the technology was mainly used for cutting materials such as black and stainless steel, aluminum, but over time it began to be applied to harder metals – alloy steel and titanium. Using a plasma cutter in your own small business, you can produce:
Elements of decorative or loaded metal structures (for example: gates, fences, balconies).
Metalwork for home.
Braziers and fireplaces.
Everything for the garden.
Metal furniture, fittings and interior elements for modern types of home or office decoration designs.
Metal furniture in the house.
Interfloor stairs for the home.
Stairs with metal steps.
Signs and outdoor advertising.
Beautiful house number plates.
Spare parts for attachments for industrial and agricultural machinery, as well as parts for agricultural machines and industrial equipment.
Production of components for cx equipment.
The CNC plasma cutting technology on a computer has a wide range of applications and makes it possible to produce a wide variety of products, in particular high-precision products.
CNC PLASMA MACHINE FOR HOME BUSINESS
Buying a plasma cutter for a young company will be a good investment with a high profit potential. The cost of plasma cutting machines with CNC starts from $ 600. But their technical characteristics are very modest. For example, the maximum thickness of the processed metal sheet. Therefore, we take into account the business plan calculations the average cost of a set of production equipment is about $ 2000, excluding expenditures on consumables. Estimated calculation:
initial investments (plasma cutter + monthly expenses) – 3000 USD;
monthly income – 1000-1300 USD;
payback period – 5-7 months.
This calculation is given for the machine as standard with its operation as part of an eight-hour working day. The average calculation on points excluding the cost of the equipment itself:
CNC plasma cutting operator salary – 15 USD per day;
rent of premises for equipment (minimum 40 sq. m.) – 140 USD per month;
electricity costs: plasma source (9 kW / h), compressor (3 kW / h), machine tool (4 kW / h) and other (5 kW / h) – 21 kW / h * 0.7 (Efficiency) * 0 , 06 USD / kW * 8 h = 7 USD per day.
consumables (nozzles, electrodes, etc.) – 40 USD per month.
The total cost for a full load of sheet metal products will be approximately 28 USD per day.
Under ideal production conditions, with a maximum load of 8 hours of a working shift, a plasma cutter can generate profits from 500 USD to 1100 USD, but given the downtime for replacing consumables, changing sheets and servicing the machine.