Plasma cutting is the method of choice when looking to cut thick metal plates because of its speed. This is especially true for plates with a thickness above 1 inch, whereas laser cutting is better suited for thinner sheets.

Aimecs uses CNC plasma machines to ensure a constantly high level of precision and repeatability throughout the manufacturing process.

We offer a complete range of steel grades and thicknesses for all types of structural strength and high-wear applications.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and we will help you decide which process will get you the results you need at the best price.

  • Low cost – One of the standout features of using plasma cutting services is its low cost. The processing times are quick and the machinery itself is cheaper than many other technologies. This also reflects in the final product price.
  • Quick – Although lasers are even faster for sheet metal, plasma is the go-to technology for thicker plates. The process speed advantage applies to parts of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, etc.
  • Low operational requirements – The CNC equipment is less complex than many others. Therefore, the equipment is easier to maintain and service, again, lowering the overall operational costs.
  • Low heat input – Plasma cutters use a narrowing nozzle to produce a concentrated jet of plasma. This helps to increase the ratio between energy input and output, creating a high-energy plasma jet suitable for cutting even thick steel plates.
  • Small heat-affected zone – Even at high temperatures, plasma cutting service can ensure a small heat-affected zone.
  • Good quality – Laser cutting is a little bit cleaner and more accurate. But when it comes to thicker metal plates, plasma cutting’s quality is admirable. Only a few methods can beat it but with a direct effect on the final price.
  • Short preparation time – Plasma cutting does not require any preheating. Production can start as soon as the machine configuration and the material position are set.
  • Flexibility – This cutting method lets you cut through a stack of material or use it for beveling, shape cutting, gouging and piercing. Such versatility makes it possible to produce complex parts using only one manufacturing technology.

Maximum material thickness

  • Carbon steel <50 mm
  • Stainless steel <50 mm
  • Aluminum <40 mm


Plasma cutting services are suitable for conductive metals only.

Therefore, metals suitable for plasma cutting are:

  • Carbon steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper alloys, etc.