The introduction of high definition (HD) plasma systems around twenty years ago helped to improve this with reductions in bevel angles, however, holes would typically be perfectly round on the top face and slightly oval on the lower face due to the lag of the plasma arc. UltraSharp is a process that has been developed to address this issue.
Manufacturers have been able to offer good quality “bolt ready” holes cut with plasma for several years, however, it is the enhancement of this process for internal and external profiles with UltraSharp that has been a real game changer.
UltraSharp technology automatically applies the most appropriate cutting speeds and feeds for holes, slots and internal cut-outs and does so without the need for additional manual programming by the machine operator. The CADCAM database modifies the speeds, feeds, gas pressures and flow rates ensuring that UltraSharp plasma cutting machines can produce components with a consistently good cut quality.
UltraSharp technology offers all the speed advantages of HD plasma with an enhanced cut quality. The process is a well proven solution that will produce high quality components at the lowest possible cost and offers an alternative to laser a for a large majority of cutting applications.