How does autogenous (flame) cutting work?
The precision of the cut mostly depends on the thickness of the material. Autogenous cutting is employed to cut thicker materials using lower cutting speeds. Lately flame cutting has been largely substituted with plasma cutting, as the latter is more suitable for cutting materials that cannot be cut by flame (eg. aluminium). Flame cutting is used mostly to cut construction steel elements up to a thickness of 300 mm.
What are the advantages of autogenous cutting?
- It can be used for cutting complex as well as simple designs.
- Can be used to cut materials of great thickness (up to 300 mm).
- You can provide us with a template or model drawn on paper which we can use as a stencil to cut the product in the desired shape.
For which materials is autogenous cutting most appropriate?
Flame cutting is above all most suitable for thick materials, such as construction steel or stainless steel up to a thickness of 300 mm.