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Metal Fabrication Processes - Metal Cutting
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For most metal fabrication processes, some form of cutting is required. Various types of metal are cut including steel, aluminium, wear plate such as bissalloy, sheetmetal, stainless steel, structural steel, high tensile steel,plastics and composites. The materials can be in sheet form, plates, bar stock, structural sections like channels and I beams, tubular products like RHS and SHS or extrusions.
A variety of methods are used to cut the materials for fabrication including:
- CO2 laser cutting
- Oxy profile cutting
- Plasma cutting
- Water jet cutting
- Power hacksaws
- Hand cutting methods such as hacksaws and oxy cutting.
See the cutting section for detailed descriptions of some of the processes above.
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