Plasma Cutting

Plasma Cutting - Charles Day Steels

Often touted as an alternative to flame cutting, high-definition plasma cutting is perfect for profiling carbon/mild steels, aluminium, and stainless steel up to 40mm thick. Our twin-head plasma machine can handle sheets and plates up to 12mx5m.

With over 35 years of industry experience providing a high-definition plasma profiling service, Charles Day is proud to still offer this traditional and cost-effective method of profiling steel.

How Does Plasma Cutting Work?

Plasma cutting is a process of using a jet of ionised gas at temperatures above 20,000 °C to melt and expel material from the desired cut. High-definition plasma profiling has the advantage over flame cutting due to its ability to profile stainless steel and aluminium – alongside a vast array of carbon steels.

What Are The Benefits Of Plasma Cutting?

As well as providing a smoother cut edge compared to a flame, hi-def plasma cutting can also prove to be faster and cheaper than flame on certain thicknesses – if this is the case, we will always offer you the choice between cutting methods to ensure you get the best value profiled parts.

Our twin-head plasma cutting machine offers a cutting bed 12m x 5m and is an ideal choice for large sheets requiring a higher accuracy edge squareness than flame cutting.

Our plasma cutting capacity enables us to handle a wide variety of enquiries. Contact our Sales Team today to find out how we can help.

Plasma Cutting - Charles Day Steels

Our Plasma Cutting Services

HD Plasma Cut Materials

All material grades are offered, and we keep many popular grades and thicknesses in stock. However, if we don’t have your desired material, we can usually source them within 48 hours. We will also happily cut your free-issue material if required.

If you are unsure about the most appropriate cutting method for your requirement, contact our Sales Team and they will be happy to advise you

HD Plasma Cutting Details

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We continue to invest in the latest cutting technology to provide our customers with the highest quality profile cut parts.

24-hour cutting

Our plasma machines are cutting around the clock to ensure we’re always able to provide short lead times.

Precision parts

We know how important accuracy is for our clients. Our lasers provide the very best in precision cut parts.

Plasma Cutting - Charles Day Steels

Quality Assurance 

Charles Day Steels


Quality. Accuracy. Compliance.

From drawing to delivery, Charles Day take pride in delivering quality profile cutting services to boost downstream efficiency and profitability.

Factory production controls comply with construction product regulation BS EN 1090 EXC4 for intricate cutting of construction and nuclear regulation profiles.

Certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 for all profiling requirements.


Plasma cutting is a simple and effective method of cutting through electrically conductive material via an accelerated jet of hot plasma.

Different gasses are required for differing materials. Oxygen is most commonly used for steel as it offers a speedier cutting time, however, nitrogen and argon are also used.

The price depends entirely on the material and the amount that needs to be cut but is considered to be significantly less expensive than laser and flame cutting.

Yes! – aluminium is a great material for plasma cutting, and is a highly effective method of cutting aluminium safely and efficiently.

Because plasma cutting utilises ionized gas to form a flame, any metal that is electrically conducive can be plasma cut. Some examples include steel, aluminium, bronze, copper, and brass.