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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.


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.


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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