Metal and sheet metal oxyfuel cutting is a particular type of metal working that consists of a cut that takes place thanks to the action of an acetylene flame and oxygen.
Metal and sheet oxyfuel cutting: the principles of chemistry for a precise and effortless cut
How it works
How metal and sheet metal oxyfuel cutting works
Oxyfuel cutting is the process of cutting metal sheets and profiles using the thermal energy produced by a flame formed by combustion between LPG (combustible gas) and Oxygen (combustion gas), thanks to a chemical reaction of oxidation at high temperature, between the Oxygen itself and the metal to be cut.
The chemical principle of cutting is a process of oxidation of the carbon contained in the ferrous material in the area of combustion gas passage.
This oxygen wire, which is created at the exit of the central area of the cutting tip, allows the removal of exactly 3mm to 7mm of material over the entire height of the sheet metal thickness. The movement at controlled speed on a predetermined path and managed to the tenth by a numerical control, allows us to obtain a work of the highest precision and quality.
The possibility in recent years to tilt the torch and rotate it at will around an axis also allows us to create chamfers and countersinks of large dimensions.
This is exactly what happens at Tecnos’ headquarters in Cuggiono, where every day we produce sheet metal for every industrial need, especially for sectors such as oil, energy and chemicals.
We also operate on large dimensions
Thanks to Tecnos metal and sheet metal oxyfuel cutting, it is possible to obtain metal elements of all sizes, destined to be used in every industrial sector, from the retail sector to large works.
In our location, in fact, we have six sheet metal cutting machines with four 3300mm x 28000mm operating planes with 5 automatic packing torches, equipped with a drilling machine to be used when needed, indispensable to solve the problems of breaking through thicker thicknesses with small holes.
In addition to sheet metal oxyfuel cutting, we also carry out other processes such as sheet metal crimping and other metal carpentry processes.