Steel Cutting Methods
In today's steel cutting industry there are many different types of methods used for cutting steel. Stainless steel, structural steel, mild steel, tool steel its thickness, hardness and heat resistance all dictate what method is best suited for obtaining the right shape and cut.
Water jet cutting uses highly pressurized liquid to cut through objects. The liquid usually consists of water and an abrasive medium such as garnet or aluminum oxide.
When it comes to the production of complex shapes requiring high precision and a good cutting edge quality, water jet
cutting technology is most likely the best choice.
There are many benefits to the water jet cutting process, some of the key points are:
Virtually eliminates material wastage due to small cutting gap
High productivity and fast cutting speeds
Cutting process can be enhanced with narrow-mesh nesting software
High precision eliminates need to rework pieces
Cuts can be started at any point along the contour of the piece being cut
Environmentally friendly as does not produce toxic gas during cutting, nor does it require cutting lubricants and oils.
Highly versatile in cutting many types of materials
Another well established method of steel cutting is through the use of plasma cutting machines
. Plasma cutting involves the use of a plasma torch to easily melt through various thick metals. Plasma cutting works through the use of pressurized gas which becomes electrically charged resulting in obtaining the 4th state of matter – plasma.
Plasma reaching approximately 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit easily deals with metal, turning it into molten slag in a matter of seconds.
Plasma cutters are usually during in large production and are favoured by industries such as:
Plasma cutters are a great choice to utilize with electrically conductive methods and are one of the best suited choices for cutting mild steel. Another great benefit of this method is also the ability to handle dirty, painted and rusted metals making it a fantastic tool for restoration of heavy equipment or automotive repair amongst the many maintenance tasks it can be used for.
If your business deals in steel and requires to find a steel cutting shop Advanced Profiles Limited
would like to be your one stop shop.
To get in touch with us you can visit our website at http://www.advancedprofiles.com/
or speak with us at (905) 695-1245.
We would be happy to also see you in person if you would like to visit our head office:
8110 Keele Street