What is Cutting?
Cutting separates part material from stock, or places holes, notches and other cut features into parts. Laser, waterjet and punching machines, as well as stamping presses can be used, as can other automated and manual sawing and shearing equipment.
What is Plasma Cutting?
Plasma-cutting machines use a high power electric arc passed through a gas to cut metal sheet, plate and tube--only useful for electrically conductive workpiece materials.