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    How Does Oxy-Fuel Cutting Work?

    Oxy-fuel cutting is a metal fabrication technology that is typically used to process thick materials measuring more than 1 inch. It is one of the oldest tools for fabricating metal and is still a popular option for small custom fabrication shops, large-scale production centers, and everything in bet...
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    What Is the Difference Between Metal Sheet & Plate?

    When discussing custom fabrication, metal sheet and metal plate are often used interchangeably, or so it may seem. In fact, they are two different types of raw materials that can be fabricated using plasma cutting, oxy-fuel cutting, laser cutting, or another technology. What exactly is the differenc...
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    How Waterjet Cutting Works

    Though its usage can be dated back to the 1950s when it was used to cut lumber, waterjet cutting is a much more advanced process today and is capable of fabricating hard materials such as metal. In fact, it is a common tool for professional fabricators and a staple in fabrication shops and steel ser...
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    Benefits of Waterjet Cutting

    Waterjet cutting is one of the many ways fabricators process metal plates. There are advantages of waterjet cutting over other types of fabrication technology, such as plasma and oxy-fuel cutting. Let’s take a closer look at this process and why it is a popular choice for fabrication shops. How Do...
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    What Is the Best Way to Cut Steel Plate?

    Professional fabricators use a variety of tools to cut steel plate. The four most common are oxy-fuel, plasma, laser, and waterjet cutters. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, so knowing which is best is entirely dependent on the specifications of the job at hand and the production schedu...
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    How to Choose Between Oxy-Fuel & Plasma Cutting

    Professional fabricators have choices when it comes to burn tables used for processing materials. Two of the most common types are oxy-fuel and plasma cutters. Both offer powerful cutting technology but function in different ways. Understanding how they work and the advantages and disadvantages of e...
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    How Accurate Is Plasma Cutting?

    Plasma cutters have a reputation in the industry for producing clean and accurate cuts. While this is certainly true, the accuracy of plasma cutting largely depends on the setup of the system. For instance, a handheld torch will never produce cuts as accurate as those made by an automated computer n...
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    What Materials Can a Plasma Cutter Cut?

    When plasma cutting was developed in the 1960s, it revolutionized how metal plates were cut. Before then, fabricators relied on metal-on-metal cutting and oxy-fuel cutting, two processes that create a lot of sparks and debris, which pose a safety hazard to personnel. Plasma cutting greatly reduces s...
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