Plasma cutting grew out of plasma welding in the 1960s, and emerged as a very productive way to cut sheet metal and plate in the 1980s. It had the advantages over traditional "metal against metal" cutting of producing no metal chips, giving accurate cuts, and producing a cleaner edge than oxy-fuel cutting. Early plasma cutters were large, somewhat slow and expensive and, therefore, tended to be dedicated to repeating cutting patterns in a "mass production" mode.
The newer technology allows for much finer and detailed cuts. ARS has the capability to cut metal up to 1/2" thick. We have the ability to "think outside the box" so whatever your needs allow us to provide you with a solution.