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3rd October 2022
The Importance of Decent Water Flow for Running a Water Jet Cutter

If you are thinking of buying a water jet cutter, or you are struggling to get the best out of it, then you are probably wondering how the water itself can affect the performance of the jet. In truth, the quality, quantity, and pressure of the water can all massively affect the efficiency of your […]

12th September 2022
What Metals Can Be Cut with the Oxy-Fuel Gas Process?

Oxy-fuel cutting is a powerful thermal cutting process used to cut ferrous metals. This highly popular metal-cutting method uses oxygen and fuel gases (such as propane, acetylene, propylene, MAPP, and natural gas) to cut through materials.Also called ‘plasma cutting’, oxy fuelled cutting is one of the most widely used industrial thermal cutting processes. It can […]

12th September 2022
Top 5 Oxy Fuel Cutting Tips and Tricks

Oxy-fuel cutting is a common industrial process for cutting various materials – more specifically, ferrous metals, such as low-carbon steel, medium-carbon steel, mild steel, iron and titanium. However, the process cannot cut non-ferrous metals that don’t rust, such as stainless steel. Therefore, when cutting steel via the oxy-fuel method, only carbon steel or mild steel […]

24th August 2022
What are the Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting Safety Procedures?

Oxy-fuel can be immensely useful for cutting and welding, but it is important to keep in mind that they are serious pieces of equipment that can be dangerous if you misuse them. This is why it is vital that you learn more about the various safety procedures you need to abide by to stay out […]

24th August 2022
What are Some Oxy-Fuel Cutting Hazards?

Oxy-fuel cutting is cutting mild steel using oxygen and fuel gas. It is a precise and popular method used by many welders. Like any metal-cutting process, though, it comes with risks – ones that every welder should know. The Hazards Oxy-fuel cutting can be dangerous, especially if the equipment is faulty or improperly used. Here […]

24th August 2022
10 Facts About Oxy-fuel Cutting

There are several ways to cut through metal, and oxy-fuel cutting is one of them. Used by welders to cut through steel, it is a popular cutting method that is extremely popular - for plenty of reasons. If you’re interested to learn more about oxy-fuel cutting, here are ten interesting facts about it. 1: Oxy-fuel […]

24th August 2022
Oxy-fuel vs Plasma Cutting

If you are trying to find the best cutting metal option, then your choice will likely whittle down to two types of cutting tools - oxy-fuel and the plasma cutter.  Both are strong options, and the cutting process you eventually opt for will largely depend on the sort of alloy you are cutting, where you […]

9th June 2022
How hot do plasma cutters get?

Thinking about investing in a plasma cutting machine but wondering how hot can they actually get? As one of the most effective ways to cut metal using heat, a plasma torch needs to be reaching a very high temperature in order to do its job properly. Whether you are concerned about safety or you want […]

9th June 2022
Can a plasma cutter cut aluminium?

Plasma cutting is most commonly known for its ability to cut stainless steel, but you may be wondering if it can also be used to cut aluminium. Within the below blog, you will discover if plasma cutting systems have the ability to effectively cut aluminium as well as how you can achieve a high-quality, clean […]

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