Bevel cutting commonly refers to the cutting of a part with an edge in such a way that the edge is angled in relation to the surface of the part. It is done to allow a greater surface area on the edge for welding preparation and other final assembly methods, each with its own set of challenges.
Additionally, thermal cutting, abrasive cutting, and machining all have a completely different set of considerations when performing bevel cuts on plate, tube, wood, composites, and so on. Regardless of how simple or complex the part is the process requires experience and a thorough understanding of machine and material.
What makes the bevel so different from a traditional 90-degree cut is that at any given time at least three, and sometimes four, variables are always in play: feed rate, tilt angle, kerf offset, and sometimes arc voltage. Each must be held within tight parameters for a successful bevel cut. The process can be overwhelming for even the most advanced programmer.
Watch a recorded webinar hosted by SigmaTEK Project Manager, Bruce Renfro. In just 30 minutes you will learn all about:
- Common Bevel Cutting Problems
- Machine-Specific Issues
- Pre-cutting Steps for Success
- Best Practices
- Beveling Cutting Software