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Creative – CNC Plasma Cutting

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Creative - CNC Plasma Cutting

Our CNC Plasma Cutting Services

  • Ability to accurately cut intricate 2D designs.
  • Cut Sheet Metal such as Aluminium or Steel.
  • Metal up to 10mm thick can be cut.
  • Based in the Scottish Borders.
CNC Plasma Cutting Process

Plasma Cutting

Plasma Cutting is a process that is used to cut steel and other metals of different thicknesses (or sometimes other materials) using a plasma torch. It utilises an electrical arc, therefore it can only work on materials that are capable of conducting electricity (eg. mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium and brass).

In this process, an inert gas (in some units, compressed air) is blown at high speed out of a nozzle; at the same time an electrical arc is formed through that gas from the nozzle to the surface being cut, turning some of that gas to plasma.

The plasma is sufficiently hot to melt the metal being cut and moves sufficiently fast to blow molten metal away from the cut.


CNC Plasma cutting is accurate, fast, easy to execute, and cost-effective.  Provide good positional accuracy and repeatability. Provide a high degree of quality because of their accuracy and their ability to reuse programs.

Our Computer Aided Design (CAD) software allows us to simulate the manufacture of any idea first. There is little need to make a prototype or a model. This saves time and money.

With a CNC plasma cutter, you can cut all different types of metal in a wide range of thicknesses, such as aluminum, stainless steel, copper, and a whole lot more. A plasma cutter can cut and pierce alloys much faster than oxyfuel cutting, making it among the most efficient metal cutting methods.

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Design Process

The Design Software includes simple CAD functions that let us quickly draw precise shapes on screen. Traditional programming and processing steps have been eliminated and replaced with a graphic interface, where we work directly with the images you want to cut.

Using a wide variety of fonts installed on our computer, we can add lettering to any artistic or geometric image. It’s easy to modify letters and join them to larger shapes. Letters can be cut as holes or as a solid part of the design, depending on your design. You can also cut letters individually.

We can also import drawings from other CAD programs in DXF format. Automatic functions clean up drawings, connecting broken pieces together. The software lets us scale an image to any size. We can use entire images, pieces of images, or any combination – depending on your design.

We can cut a design as is, incorporate it into a larger, custom design, or just use part of the design. It’s easy to add custom lettering using any font.

Tailored Designs

Create your own design incorporating any of our extensive range of Existing Artwork, Templates or Ideas from Previous Commissions.

Bespoke Designs

For a more Personal Touch, opt for a Bespoke Design using your own Ideas or Pictures. We can work within reason, from supplied Photographs, Drawings, Motifs etc.

Powder Coating

Designs can be subsequently Powder Coated in a colour of your choice. This will give the design an attractive, weather resistant coating.

Our CNC Plasma Cutting Facilities

Torchmate – CNC Plasma Cutting Table
CNC Plasma Cutting Table utilises a computer to control the torch head capable of producing Intricate, Accurate, Clean & Sharp cuts.

Capability – Cutting of Sheet Steel & Aluminium

Work Envelope – X & Y Axis – 1.20 x 1.20m

For More Information visit TORCHMATE

We can cut a design as is, incorporate it into a larger, custom design, or just use part of the design. It’s easy to add custom lettering using any font.

Excellent Accuracy

CNC Plasma cutting delivers accurate, high quality cuts with no variations that can meet even the strict tolerances. CNC machines can be programmed with a design which can then be manufactured hundreds or even thousands of times. Each manufactured product will be the same.

Applications for CNC Plasma

CNC Plasma Cutter can also be used to create intricate and decorative metalwork.

  • Club Signs
  • Gate Panels
  • Decorations
  • Coat Racks
  • Machine Parts
  • Custom Designs
  • Commercial and Residential Signage
  • Wall Art & Decorative Hangers
  • Key Ring Fobs
  • House & Address Signs
  • Outdoor Patio Fires
  • Garden Art


We have a wide range and variety of silhouette shapes designed for use in metal projects like the samples on this page. These images are ready to be cut virtually straight away with little or no editing.

We can incorporate designs such as the Scottish Thistle, into weather vanes, plant hangers, book ends, ornaments, name plates, coat hangers, miniature key hooks, etc.

Designs can also be utilised by blacksmiths to augment and enhance fireguards, gates and fences.

Alternately we can use images supplied by clients or either source or design one according to the design requirements.

Contact the Workshop

Unit A – Station Yard

Traquair Road
EH44 6NJ
Scottish Borders

01896 833099 – 07799 472214 – 07766 805136

See more examples on our dedicated Facebook page

Creative - CNC Plasma Cutting