Steel Plate Cutting & Beveling
Precision plate cutting and beveling are the first steps in a fabrication project. Fitchburg Welding Company has the in-house equipment and expertise to complete the job to your specifications.
Plate Cutting Methods
To provide complete cutting services, Fitchburg Welding uses oxy-fuel cutting and plasma cutting processes. When determining which process to use, we consider the material, thickness, and a variety of other factors to ensure the best end result for your project.
Regardless of the process, much of the cut’s quality depends on operator expertise. That’s why Fitchburg Welding is proud to employ a highly-skilled and qualified workforce, with all necessary training and certifications in place.
Plasma Cutting Services
The plasma burning process is typically used for thinner plates (up to 1–1.25”). This versatile method can produce narrow, precise cuts while causing minimal distortion to the plate. Because it generates very little slag, plasma cutting can also eliminate the need for cleaning after cutting.
As seen in the video above, the process begins with a steel plate sitting on top of the bench. After the operator confirms the cuts, the plate is submerged into the water, and plasma lasers make the cuts below the surface. When the cuts are complete, the water levels recede, and the plate emerges with the desired shapes and configurations.
Oxy-Fuel Cutting Services
Oxy-fuel burning is the preferred method for cutting thicker plates (1–1.25” to about 14”). Our 6-torch burning system makes precision cuts in efficient time.
Plate Cutting Equipment
Fitchburg Welding has multiple oxy-fuel and plasma machines to handle your plate cutting needs.
In addition, our shear can be used to produce multi-quantity parts (such as material strips) up to ¼” thick. We also have numerous vertical and horizontal band saws to meet structural cutting requirements for tubing, round, angle, and more.
- Plate Cutting:
- ESAB 6-torch Oxy Fuel 17’x40′ Gantry System – Control Retrofit 2021
- ESAB Precision Plasma/Oxy Fuel Cutting System with Water Table – Control Retrofit 2021
- Plate Shearing:
- ½” x 10’ Cincinnati Shear
- Saw Cutting:
- Amada HFA250W Fully Automatic Band Saw
- Amada VT4555M (8-Mark-III) Vertical Tilt-Frame Band Saw
Steel Plate Beveling
For even the smallest bevels and tightest radii that your project may require, you can count on Fitchburg Welding. With our knowledgeable team and advanced equipment—including straight line and circumferential beveling machines—your parts get the correct bevel every time.
We pay close attention to the quality of our bevels, and the quality of our welding speaks for itself.
Materials We Work With
We have the ability to cut a wide range of materials, including:
- Carbon steel
- Stainless steel
- Copper Nickel
In most cases, we already have the plate your project needs available on-site. If your project has special material requirements, simply contact us to discuss it.
Comprehensive Fabrication Services
At Fitchburg Welding, cutting and beveling services are part of our comprehensive fabrication and machining services. After these processes are complete, we can provide assembly, welding, stress relief treatments, and painting to your exact specifications.