Steel Profiling

Flame Cut Steel Profiles up to 500mm thick

STEEL PROFILING (FLAME CUTTING, STEEL CUTTING)

Thick Flame Cutting

Thick Flame Cutting

Flame cutting / Steel Profiling exploits the fact that ferrous metals combust in oxygen at a temperature of around 850 Centigrade.

A torch with a nozzle attached is used for this process. The torch combines a supply of oxygen and fuel gas (commonly propane) and passes this through the nozzle to provide a controllable flame which is applied to the surface of the plate to be cut.

When the combustion temperature is reached a controlled stream of oxygen at pressure is introduced through the nozzle into the centre of the flame.

The oxygen causes the steel to combust in a controlled and confined area; the pressure of the oxygen pushes the combustion process through the thickness of the steel and expels the resulting slag underneath.

The torch is mounted on a machine that moves smoothly on two axis’s under CNC control, capable of producing complex shapes accurately and with a good quality cut edge.