When it comes to cutting steel plate, achieving clean, precise cuts is essential for functionality, aesthetics and efficient material usage. That’s why at Brown McFarlane, we offer a wide range of steel plate cutting services, with each designed to produce an end result that aligns with your requirements.

Regardless of the complexity of your project, we have a plate cutting solution to deliver exceptional results with unparalleled efficiency. 

Learn more about each of our plate cutting techniques below to help decide which is best suited to your project.

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting at Brown McFarlane epitomises precision and intricacy in shaping steel plates. With the aid of high-powered laser beams, our skilled operators can achieve clean, flawless cuts across various material thicknesses, ensuring your specifications are met with the utmost accuracy.

Key Advantages of Laser Cutting

  • Precision: Achieves intricate cuts with high accuracy.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various thicknesses and shapes of steel plates.
  • Quality: Results in clean, smooth cuts without heat-affected zones.
  • Efficiency: Swift processing for rapid project turnaround.
  • Detailing: Enables fine detailing on steel plates with minimal heat impact.

Why Use Laser Cutting? Laser cutting is ideal for projects that require intricate designs, superior precision and a professional finish. It is well suited for applications where high accuracy and clean edges are essential.

Laser Cutting

Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting offers a cost-effective solution for cutting thicker steel plates. It employs a high-temperature plasma torch to melt and expel material, resulting in fast cutting speeds and clean edges. 

Key Advantages of Plasma Cutting

  • Speed: Offers rapid cutting speeds for increased productivity.
  • Quality: Provides clean cuts with minimal dross.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Efficient solution for cutting thicker steel plates.
  • Versatility: Suitable for a wide range of material thicknesses.
  • Precision: Achieves accurate cuts with minimal heat impact.

Why Use Plasma Cutting? Plasma cutting is ideal for projects that require fast and precise cutting of thicker steel plates. It is a cost-effective method that balances speed and quality for efficient production.

Plasma Cutting

Water Jet Cutting

Water jet cutting utilises a high-pressure water jet with an abrasive additive to achieve precise cuts on various steel plates. This method excels at intricate shapes and minimises heat distortion.

Key Advantages of WaterJet Cutting

  • Versatility: Cuts various materials with precision.
  • Accuracy: Delivers high precision cuts with minimal kerf width.
  • Quality: Produces smooth edges without heat distortion.
  • Material Preservation: Maintains material integrity during cutting.
  • Intricate Detailing: Achieves complex shapes with exceptional precision.

Why Use WaterJet Cutting? Water jet cutting is suitable for projects that demand precision cutting without heat distortion. It excels in achieving intricate shapes and maintaining material integrity.

Waterjet Cutting

Oxy Gas Cutting

Oxy Gas cutting is a well-established and cost-efficient method for cutting thick steel plates, ideal for larger projects that require a quick turnaround. It utilises an oxy-fuel torch that combines oxygen with a fuel gas to burn and remove the steel. 

Key Advantages of Oxy Gas Cutting

  • Thickness Capability: Ideal for cutting thick steel plates.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Provides a budget-friendly solution for large-scale projects.
  • Reliability: Ensures consistent and precise cuts for industrial applications.
  • Traditional Method: This traditional method provides efficiency in cutting thick materials.
  • Flexibility: Adaptable to various shapes and steel plate thicknesses.

Why Use Oxy Gas Cutting? Oxy Gas Cutting is well suited to Boiler & Pressure Vessel Applications. The technology is also widely used for cutting components for bridge making applications.

Oxy Gas Cutting

Infinity Plasma Contour Bevelling & Mechanical Bevelling

Infinity Plasma Contour Bevelling is a specialised cutting method that uses plasma technology to create precise bevelled edges on steel plates. Mechanical Bevelling involves the use of specialised machinery to create bevelled edges on steel plates through mechanical cutting processes.

Key Advantages of Plasma Contour & Mechanical Bevelling

  • Custom Bevelling: Allows for tailored bevelling angles and shapes.
  • Precision: Achieves accurate and consistent bevelled edges.
  • Efficiency: Provides fast and efficient bevelling capabilities.
  • Quality Finish: Ensures smooth and clean bevel cuts.
  • Versatility: Suitable for a range of steel plate thicknesses and shapes.

Why Use Oxy Gas Cutting? This method is ideal for projects requiring custom bevelling angles, high precision and efficient production of steel plates with bevelled edges.

Plasma Contour & Mechanical Bevelling

Contact Brown McFarlane Today

To discover bespoke steel plate cutting solutions crafted to your project’s exact specifications, reach out to the expert team at Brown McFarlane.

Our commitment to precision, efficiency, and exceptional service ensures that your steel plate cutting project is completed to the highest standards.

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