Unformatted text preview: Date: May 13, 2011 To: Holly Downs (Animal Science Major) From: Shelsie Kloepper Subject: CNC Plasma Cutter Often during the holiday season, you may decide to celebrate by making cookies (See Figure 1 below). You pull out your favorite bowl, all the ingredients, and the cookie cutters. As you have the dough carefully rolled out, you thoughtfully choose where to place each cutter. At the end of the day, you have a lovely cookie arrangement of different shapes all thanks to the cookie cutters. Similarly, a Computer Numeric Control Plasma Cutter, or CNC Plasma Cutter, can cut out any shape, but instead of sliding through dough, it cuts through metal (See Figure 2 Below). The CNC Plasma Cutter connects to a computer where you design parts and shapes that you want to cut out. CNC Plasma Cutters make any intricate parts of a project with ease, because they cut any image put into the computer. The plasma cutter computer controls the activation of the torch, so the machine can turn on the torch just before beginning to cut in and turn it off when it needs...
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