Flame Cutting

Flame cutting consists of a number of cutting processes used to cut metals by means of chemical reaction of oxygen with the base metal at elevated temperatures. The temperature is maintained by a flame from the combustion of specified fuel gas mixed with pure oxygen.

A jet of pure oxygen is directed into the preheated area instigating a chemical reaction between the oxygen and the metal to form iron oxide, which the oxygen jet blows away.

This process is the best choice for thicker inexpensive cutting of carbon steel, and some alloys, but flame cutting creates a heat effected zone around the cut than may need to be removed by additional machining.

Material thickness at which cutting or processing is economical 6mm to 200mm depending on the material.

  • Examples of Work
  • Materials Cut
Aluminium Cobalt Copper
Carbon steel Gold Iron
Lead Magnesium Mercury
Nickel Potassium Silver
Titanium Tin Zinc