Metalworking has been around since 7000 BC as a resource to make tools, weapons, jewelry, and art. Currently this industry is comprised of creative and talented artists who use various resources to express their craft. Metalworking is one of the most unique and innovative forms of artwork. The artists who work in this field require precise and accurate cutting technology to fulfill their artistic vision.
CREATIVE METALWORKING PROCESS
Metalworking art starts with a vision from the artist. The artist's sketch is used to draw and design a piece of artwork into an advanced CAD program. This program transfers the design to a nesting plan. From there the machine operator (who is usually the artist) pulls up the nesting plan within Messer’s easy-to-use Global Control. The artist chooses plasma, oxyfuel, or fiber laser as the cutting process, as cutting goes from vision, to sketch, to plate. The artist chooses from Messer's precision cutting technology, with either plasma, laser, or oxyfuel cutting process to cut plate in the form of the design.
The pieces from metalworking art comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The metalworking process can take anywhere from a few days up to a year, depending on the artist’s vision. Most of the artists create pieces that can be sold, and some create for festivals, like Burning Man. Overall, the art industry sells over $66 billion worth of art each year.
ARTISTS RELY ON MESSER CUTTING SYSTEMS
Messer Cutting Systems provides machines to artists worldwide who are looking for the most reliable, easy-to-use, and advanced cutting technology across the globe. Artists are able to bring their visions to life with the help of Messer's certified software and precision cutting technology. The art industry is creative, competitive, and rely on Messer for quality projects to advance and drive its success.
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MESSER CUTTING SYSTEMS: THE APEX OF TECHNOLOGY FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS
Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.
The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.
An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.