High Definition Plasma Cutting

What is Plasma?

Plasma in a technical sense is the fourth state of matter. So, what does that mean? The previous three states of matter are solids, liquids, and gases. Plasma is created when adding heated energy to gas making a conductive gas aka plasma. To give and idea of the power of plasma a good example of in nature would be the phenomenon of lightning. In nature the gases in the air act as the ionization gases and just like in plasma torches there is the natural occurrence of transferring energy.

What Temperature does a Plasma Torch Cut at?

High Definition Plasma CNC Cutting


Plasma Cutting has come a long way in a very short time. When it came time to invest in a new machine HD Plasma was unmatched in quality and speed. HD plasma cutting is one of the most economical and practical ways to get out mid to large production runs fast. The technology of HD Plasma cutting systems has drastically improved over the past 20 years. Cutting systems like the one that is operated on the floor at Vykan can handle volume and detail.

Partnering with Messer & Hypertherm

When looking at HD plasma cutting systems there is one company that sets themselves apart from the rest both in quality and reliability. The Messer name is synonymous with cutting quality globally. Our Messer Metal Master 2.0 packs over 100 years of cutting experience into one machine. Our partnership with Messer and Hypertherm guarantees our customers the best in profile cutting services.

Machine Capabilities:

  • Cutting width from 5′.

  • Cutting length up to 10’.

  • Hypertherm XPR300 Xtreme Definition Plasma System

  • Cuts mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.

  • Positioning speed of 1300 ipm reduces idle time between cuts.

  • Reliable height control via arc-voltage control improves nozzle life and cut quality.

Make Sure you Get the Right Cut for Your Part


With most types of parts there is usually a specific type of CNC cutting that is best suited to create this part. Understanding that budgets need to be considered sometimes, edge quality and tolerances can be sacrifices that need to be made to make a project work.

Offering different types of CNC cutting helps us to analyze submitted files and determine the best cutting method. Offering both hot and cold cutting methods with the main considerations become edge quality, heat affected zones, and part tolerances.

How Processes Compare Waterjet vs. HD Plasma parts

Plasma cutting

HD Plasma Capabilities

  • Good option for general fabrication
  • Lower cost
  • Cut edges are hardened
  • Cut edges need to be sandblasted before painting
  • Hole diameters must be equal to or larger than the thickness of material
  • Can cut steel, stainless steel and aluminum
  • Can cut up to 2” thick material

Waterjet Capabilities

  • No heat distortion
  • Sharp edges
  • Edges can be painted without sandblasting
  • Accurate holes
  • Can pierce small holes in thicker materials
  • Easy to tap or enlarge holes
  • Can cut almost any material
  • Can cut up to 4” thick

How to get a Quote Started.....


Getting a free no obligations quote for our HD Plasma Cutting services is easy. We require a few key pieces of information.

  • Project Files– We require a .dxf or .dwg files

  • Material- What is the required material? Thickness and grade, would you like us to supply?

  • Quantities– Please state how many parts are required.

  • Time line– please let us know your required turnaround so we can confirm and price accordingly!