Metal Cutting Springfield IL
Sparks are seen flying from a plasma cutter. SMF offers metal cutting.

Talk To Us About Metal Cutting

Are you searching for quality metal cutting in Springfield IL? Talk to the metal cutting experts at SMF. We offer options in metal cutting technologies so you can make a choice that is best for your material, budget and time frame. Laser cutting, plasma cutting and saw cutting each have their individual advantages and disadvantages. Not sure which option is best in your circumstances? We can advise you on that. Give us a call at 309-432-2586.

When Is Saw Cutting The Best Option?

Our 20” diameter saw cutting capacity enables us to cut large pieces of metal – even thick bundles of metal. Our saw cutting tables are up for cutting things like bundles of pipes and tubing or thick metal bars. Are all of these benefits of saw cutting right for your project?

  • This method offers faster turn-around than other cutting methods: Saw cutting is the quickest of all the cutting processes offered at SMF.
  • Bundle saw cutting allows us to complete a job of cutting multiple pieces, such as stacks of metal bars or bundles of tubing, even faster.
  • Automation allows us to complete jobs with precision and consistency.
  • Accuracy is quite accurate with saw cutting, but not as precise as laser cutting.

When Is Laser Cutting The Best Option?

We have invested in some of the largest laser cutting machines in the country. These larger-sized laser cutters allow us to tackle the biggest jobs. With a cutting capacity of 54’ long and 12’ wide, we have the ability to accommodate larger pieces of metal. That means reduced setup time and completion of more pieces in a shorter time – an efficiency that can save both time and money. Another big advantage of laser cutting is its precision – nothing else can match it. We use exact calculations and computerized measuring technology to produce the most accurate cuts in the entire metal fabrication industry. Are these benefits of laser cutting right for your project?

  • Accuracy: Thanks to our computer-assisted setup, your job will benefit from the most precise and accurate cuts available from any technology that exists today. No matter how many pieces of metal we cut, each will be cut to your exact specifications.
  • Complexity: Even the most complicated shapes are not a problem for our laser cutters.
  • Reduced waste of metal and energy: Our larger laser allows us to maximize material usage in a way that produces less waste.
  • Automation: Computer-assisted automation allows us to run jobs in a fraction of the time needed by other cutting methods.

When Is Plasma Cutting The Best Method?

Our 13’ by 12’ tables enable us to burn your parts to the highest standards. Plasma arc cutting utilizes extremely high temperatures to cut through metals. Are these benefits of plasma cutting right for your project?

  • Plasma cutting can cut your thickest parts – in fact, plasma can cut through metal even thicker than a laser cutter can. Our plasma cutters can divide sheets of metal, including carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper alloys and more – all the way up to 1.5 inches thick.
  • While plasma cutting is not quite as precise as laser cutting, it is far more affordable. It can represent a savings for jobs that do not require as much precision as laser cutting.
  • Plasma cutting is preferable for cutting reflective metals, such as copper, as it’s a safer process.
Sparks are seen flying from a plasma cutter. SMF offers metal cutting in Springfield IL.

Are You Ready To Work With Us?

With the full range of metal fabrication services we offer at SMF, we aim to be your one-stop metal shop. Contact us today at 309-432-2586. Headquartered in Illinois with another campus in South Carolina, we perform metal cutting in Springfield IL and throughout the United States.