E Tube and Wire is a company that primarily makes machined parts and builds machinery for the printing industry. Since 2011, we have added to our sheet metal capabilities and have laser and plasma cutting abilities backed up by CNC press brakes for accurate forming. 

We have a wealth of knowledge in tube plasma cutting. We’ve also conducted extensive research and development to perfect this technique. 

We’ll go over what a tube plasma is and some of the applications it’s used for, as well as E Tube and Wire’s Tube Plasma Cutters. 

What is Tube Plasma? 

Tube plasma is a process that uses electrical discharges to ionize a gas, thereby creating plasma. The plasma is then used to cut through metal or other materials. 

There are several reasons you might want to use tube plasma rather than another method of cutting: 

  • it’s more precise than oxy-fuel cutting, 
  • it can cut thicker material than laser cutting, and 
  • it’s faster than waterjet cutting. 

Plus, the consumables (the parts that wear out and need to be replaced) for a tube plasma cutter are less expensive than those for either a laser or waterjet cutter. And because there’s no heat involved in the process, there’s less distortion of the material being cut. 

Tube Plasma Cutting Applications 

According to Make Works, plasma cutting is a metal fabrication process that may be used for various projects. Some people use it for making things in construction or salvage yards. It is suitable for creating unique items. People use it to make signs, sculptures, and panels for decoration.

Tube plasma cutting is used for a variety of applications, including: 

  • Cutting pipes 
  • Cutting shapes out of plates 
  • Creating holes in pipes 
  • Notching pipes 
  • Creating slots in pipes 
  • Trimming plates 
  • Cutting angles in plates 
  • Creating holes in plates 

 It can also be used to cut non-metallic materials such as: 

  • plastics 
  • composites 

Tube Plasma Cutting Capabilities  

Some of the capabilities of tube plasma cutting are that it can cut through thicker material than laser cutting and it is faster than waterjet cutting. Additionally, the consumables for a tube plasma cutter are less expensive than those for either a laser or waterjet cutter. And because there’s no heat involved in the process, there’s less distortion of the material being cut. 

We have worked on many materials: aluminum, stainless steel, brass, and copper. Our engineers are highly trained to operate virtually any brand or type of tube plasma cutter. We’ve done a lot of study and development to perfect this technique. Our tube plasma cutters are some of the most powerful and accurate on the market. 

Here are a few of the services we provide: 

  • Wire forming. We use a combination of CNC wire benders and punch presses to form wire products across multiple industries. Wire forming is a process that changes the shape of a wire by bending, shearing, or otherwise applying mechanical force. This allows manufacturers to create precision shapes and configurations from the wire. 
  • Tube bending. Our facility features manual, CNC, hydraulic, and pneumatic tube benders in addition to lathes. Tube bending is a process that bends a tube in one or more places. The bends can be created to any angle and on any axis and may be made to any degree. 
  • Laser Cutting. For our clients, we frequently cut steel, stainless steel, and aluminum to tight tolerances. Laser cutting allows parts to be precise and reproducible using lasers to cut materials. 

Another reason to consider investing in some tube plasma cutters is that they’re more efficient, accurate, and quicker than metal-cutting tools. They are also more precise, can cut thicker materials, and are sharper. They also use less power, which is good for the environment. 

Tube Plasma Cutters from E Tube and Wire 

Our tube plasma cutters are some of the most powerful and accurate on the market. We offer various services, including wire forming, tube bending, and laser cutting. We also specialize in machined parts and building machinery for the printing industry, and our team has the experience and expertise necessary to get the job done right. 

In addition to our quality artistry, we also offer competitive pricing, so be sure to request a free quote today. Contact us to learn more about our capabilities or to discuss your project with one of our representatives.