Metal Edge Design, Austin, TX. Custom CNC plasma cutting and design.


Who, What, How??


Metal Edge Design takes 2D designs, shapes and patterns from the computer screen to flat metal reality, using current CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) plasma cutting technology. Metal Edge Design is a one person shop.


What is plasma cutting?

For you tech geeks out there (or the just plain curious), plasma cutting works by sending a pressurized gas, such as nitrogen, argon, or oxygen, through a small channel through a plasma torch. In the center of this channel, there is a negatively charged electrode. When power is applied to the negative electrode, touch the tip of the nozzle just off the metal, the connection creates a circuit. A powerful spark is generated between the electrode and the metal. As the inert gas passes through the channel, the spark heats the gas until it reaches the fourth state of matter (plasma). This reaction creates a stream of directed plasma, approximately 30,000 F (16,649 C) and moving at 20,000 feet per second, that reduces metal to molten slag.



Trevor PhotoAbout the Artist

Metal Edge Design was started by Trevor Lemoine, a native of Baton Rouge, LA. He came to Austin after getting his degree from Louisiana State University in Graphic Design in 1993. After working a few years for design studios, he got involved in the 3D world of video games at Acclaim Studios Austin, creating 3D environments and front-end graphics for games on the N64, Sony Playstation, Sega Saturn, PC, XBOX and PS2. He still works occassionally as a contract artist for other local game companies under his other company name, Pixeltrix. In addition to digital work, Trevor also works in traditional media on occassion, creating portraits in graphite or acrylics. Working creatively with his hands has always been a goal. And metal has been a medium Trevor has wanted to get his hands on. Count on seeing metal sculptures in the future. Trevor also donates his skills to Austin Playhouse and other organizations and charities.