What is plasma?Plasma is the 4th state of matter (solids, liquids, gasses, and plasma)! Basically, plasma is a gas that has been heated to such a high temperature that it's not longer gas—it's plasma. This plasma gas is passed through an electric current and ionized, making it electrically conductive. Being conductive, it's attracted to the work piece where the metal to be cut is melted an blown away by the super-heated plasma gas. The result is a narrow, extremely high-energy cutting arc which, with laser-like precision, slices through metal as quickly and as easily as a hot knife through butter. Hands down, plasma cutting is the fastest, easiest way to cut through any material that conducts electricity. There's no contest...and no heat distortion!
Plasma cutting technology has been around for a while.Originally, plasma cutters were found only in heavy industrial and specialized manufacturing applications. Now, HTP America, Inc.® offers state-of-the-art equipment that is affordable and can be used virtually anywhere.
Take our MicroCut™ 45DV, for example. The Micro Cut 45 DV comes standard with built-in CNC capabilities, features unmatched arc stability and power, which allows you to cut material up to 1" thick (4IPM) at 45 amps with 100% duty-cycle; when cutting in CNC mode, the MicroCut 45DV cuts 1/2" material thickness at 16 IPM and 3/4" material thickness at 6.5 IPM. This dual voltage plasma cutter can run on 110 or 220-not approved for use with a generator.
Now, plasma cutter can be used by fabricators, muffler shops, street rodders, farmers, race car builders, and even sophisticated home handymen. Anyone who wants to cut, shape, modify, or just get metal out to the way will find that an HTP plasma cutter is the ideal tool for the job. You can always count on HTP for the right machine, at the right price, for your application.