Also known as flame cutting, oxy-fuel cutting is one of the most well-known forms of processing metal. O’Neal Steel offers oxy-fuel cutting services on carbon and hot-rolled steel. When custom parts need to be created from metal sheet and plate products, oxy-fuel cutting can be performed to match a project’s specifications. Whether you’re manufacturing parts for a truck trailer or fabricating heavy equipment, our team is here to help with our oxy fuel cutting service.
ADVANTAGES OF OXY-FUEL CUTTING
Oxy-fuel cutting is widely utilized in manufacturing applications, and offers a range of benefits. The oxy-fuel cutting process delivers smooth, straight-edge cuts on sheet and plate products.
For projects involving thicker materials, our state-of-the-art equipment can cut steel up to 7” in thickness. Due to the multiple torches cutting simultaneously, several parts can be cut at once.
Whether you need a few parts, or a few hundred cut, we’re here to help.
Oxy-fuel cutting first involves heating up the material to its “kindling temperature,” or to a point that the material will ignite. Then a mixture of oxygen with another gas, typically acetylene, is used to burn away metal, which has the net effect of cutting the material. Oxy-fuel cutting can handle plate thicknesses well beyond the reach of other technologies, including laser and plasma cutting.
A TEAM YOU CAN COUNT ON
Kevin Luker, Oxy-Fuel Operator
Kevin, one of our oxy-fuel operators, exhibits the O’Neal Steel mettle by continually “going above and beyond to get the job done.”
Kevin has been an invaluable team member at O’Neal Steel for over 20 years at our Nashville, Tennessee, service center. Over the course of his career, he has taken two of our top values, adaptability and service excellence, and consistently put them into action to achieve accurate and efficient results. When challenging processing projects arise, he works with the operations team sharing knowledge and experience to find a creative approach.
Kevin enjoys seeing customers’ drawings come to life and collaborating with our team to turn challenges into opportunities. Whether your project is small or large, simple or complex, we are up for the challenge.
O’Neal Steel offers oxy-fuel cutting processing services to provide you with the custom sizes or shapes required for your specific application. These are the metal types available for oxy-fuel cutting.