Over in the USA, Sassy Engines Inc. purchased their Swift-Cut Pro Plasma 2500 table in early 2017, having reached the stage where their old systems were noticeably slowing them down. Prior to the arrival of the Swift-Cut machine, Sassy Engines were programming and cutting components by hand. They would draw parts on a piece of wood or cardboard and then transfer this to the aluminum to be cut. A 36” x 44” 3/8” thick aluminum engine plate for instance, would take 12-14 hours by hand to draw, cut and then mill. With the Swift-Cut table, that same part now only takes four hours maximum. The plasma cutting stage only taking twenty minutes before going off to the mill for finish cutting. A huge improvement in quality and turnaround time that has had a staggering effect on the entire process of engine building.
Read the full article from The Fabricator here.