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Thermal cutting processes have become more advanced, but the key ingredient remains the same…

Gases are imperative to the smooth cutting of metals and other materials for industrial use. Whether using a chemical, electrical or optical process, various gases must be introduced into the mix, in order to penetrate the surface and make a clean cut.

The cutting sector has seen substantial advances in equipment and guidance systems since the first thermal cutting machines were manufactured over 100 years ago, therefore making processes more efficient, but gases remain the vital ingredient.

Processes and gases
Oxyfuel cutting is the original process used for cutting metals. A chemical process, it uses a high temperature flame to heat up the metal and burn through it, making a clean cut.

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