Gas cutting of metal

Gas cutting is the process of cutting metal by burning it in a stream of oxygen directed at the cutting place.

The essence of gas cutting is that the metal is brought to the ignition temperature (combustion) by a mixture of gas and oxygen, and then it is induced by a flow of pure oxygen. The metal ignites and forms oxides, which are subsequently blown out by a stream of oxygen.

The advantages of gas cutting:

This method can be used in the manufacture of carbon products of low – and medium-alloy steels, thickness up to 250 mm. Among the main advantages it is worth noting:

  • low cost;
  • ability to work with a product of large thickness;
  • it is possible to open both straight and angled.