There are about 30 OEM manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada building entry level and Light Industrial cnc plasma cutting machines. There are about a dozen that have been in business for more than 5 years, and a small handful that have been building machines for over 15 years. FastCut CNC is located in Canada (Kamloops BC), is a good company and has been in business for more than 5 years, a good sign!
The big guys in this business are: Plasmacam, Torchmate, ArcLight Dynamics, Dynatorch, EZCut CNC, Shop Sabre and Starlab. All use Hypertherm plasma except Torchmate (they use their own Lincoln plasma). Each have a variety of different models, sizes and prices.
I work closely with virtually all of these manufacturers as they use Hypertherm plasma cutters and Software on the majority of machines sold. I am more than happy to help anyone develop a short list of good OEM CNC machine providers that best fit their needs (ease of use, learning curve, size of table, price, etc.)....as everyone has different criteria. Since I don't want to play favorites on machine brand I prefer to help potential buyers off the public forum....keeps me out of trouble!
These small cnc plasma tables have come a long way in the last 5 years or so....great cut quality, easy to learn and operate, and very productive for small shops...some are even affordable for hobby use. I have had plasma cnc machines in my home shop for over 18 years....its a tool I can't do without. Jim Colt Hypertherm