Plasma Cutting

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 sheet and plates up to 12mx5m.

With over 35 years experience providing a high-definition plasma profiling service, Charles Day continues to provide this traditional and cost-effective method of profiling steel.

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.

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.

As well as providing a smoother cut edge compared to 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 plasma cutting capacity enables us to handle a wide variety of enquiries, contact our Sales Team today to find out how we can help.

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Charles Day’s Quality Promise

The highest possible quality standards with the after sales support to match

Our Factory Production Controls are in accordance with legally enforceable construction product regulation BS EN 1090 – Level 4

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

Charles Day Steel HD Plasma Cut Materials

HD Plasma Cut Materials

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

  • Carbon/Mild Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminium

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.

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HD Plasma Cutting Details

  • Cutting thickness up to 30mm
  • Carbon steels can be cut up to 40mm thick but we can only perform edge start cuts (i.e. no piercing cuts).
  • Sheet/plate size up to 12m x 5m.
  • High definition plasma machine for maximum edge squareness.
  • Full range of carbon and mild steels stock in popular thicknesses.
Charles Day Steel HD Plasma Cutting Details

Hi-Def Plasma Cutting Tolerances

  • Thickness tolerance in accordance with BS EN 10029:2010 Class A.
  • Flatness tolerance in accordance with BS EN 10029:1991.
  • Profiling tolerance top face +/- 1.0mm.
  • Edge squareness less than 3 degrees through part.
Charles Day Steel Hi- Def Plasma Cutting Tolerances

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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.
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    We’ve been in the profiling business for over 35 years and today we’re considered one of the largest and most diverse specialist cutting companies in the UK. We continue to invest in the latest cutting and automation technology to provide our customers with the highest quality cut parts in the shortest possible lead time.Contact us with your requirements today and join over 5000 customers who choose us for their profiling needs.

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    If you have drawings to send, we’re happy to accept DXF, DWG or dimensioned PDF files. By sending the above file types, we can easily process your order with our quoting system which vastly improves the speed at which we can get you a price.

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    For simple profiles such as squares, rectangles and cirlces with simple holes or slots we can work without a drawing.Alternatively, we also have an in-house CAD drawing team who can draw up your profile for you.As well as this, we also have a Laser QC scanner which enables us to scan and convert a physical object to a readable CAD file.