Sheet Metal Fabrication & Machining
Jackson Jonson offers a number of metal fabrication services:
Plasma looks and behaves like a high-temperature gas, but with an important difference; it conducts electricity and cuts any electrically conductive metal. The plasma arc results from electrically heating a gas, typically air, to a very high temperature. This ionizes its atoms and enables them to conduct electricity. A plasma arc torch uses a “swirl ring” that spins the gas around an electrode. The gas is heated in the chamber between the electrode and torch tip, ionizing the gas and creating plasma. This causes the plasma gas to greatly expand in volume and pressure. The small, narrow opening of the torch tip constricts the plasma and accelerates it toward the work piece at very high speeds (20,000 ft./s) and temperatures (up to 30,000° F).
The high-intensity plasma jet melts a very localized area. The force of the jet (or arc) pushes through the work piece and removes the molten metal. This jet easily cuts through metals with poor heat conductivity (stainless steel) or excellent conductivity (aluminum). The flame created by an oxy-fuel torch lacks plasma’s concentration and cuts stainless steel or aluminum so poorly (excess warping or dross) that professionals don’t bother to use it; they consider plasma arc cutting the standard process for these metals.
Jackson Jonson Enterprise is equipped with a 4’ x 8’ plasma-table with a 46” x 52” work-envelope. The power supply is 80A capable of cutting and piercing 3/4” material in short runs, 1/2” in production runs.
As with many of our services, we are offering plasma-cutting at competitive market rates. Call us for a quote today!
JJ is equipped with a magnetic hand brake capable of bending 48” of 16ga. material, or slightly thicker materials on smaller parts.
What this tool lacks in power, it makes up for in versatility. Because our bender uses a magnetic clamp for tooling, we can bend shapes that very difficult to fabricate with a traditional brake. The magnetic clamp can use any ferrous stock as a top tool, allowing for custom curved bends around round stock or other shapes.
We are ready to quote Mig & Tig welding projects in a variety of shapes. Shop work only, no on-site welding offered.
We offer milling service in our 3-axis Fryer MC-10 Milling station w/ production tool changer. Call for a quote today!