Steel Flame Cutting Services
Carbon steel products typically come in standard sizes and thicknesses from the mill. However, customers often have specific size needs that can differ from the standard sizes offered. This is when you’ll need a steel cutting service. For most of our products, we recommend and offer flame cutting services. Flame cutting or “burning” of carbon steel is an effective and efficient way to cut carbon steel to size and shape.
Flame Cutting FAQs
Flame cutting (also known as oxy-fuel cutting or oxy-acetylene cutting) is a thermal cutting process that uses oxygen and a fuel source to create a flame with enough energy to cut steel to the size or shape required. Flame cutting results in a smooth burn and a cut edge that is square within 1-1/2 degrees to the surface of the material.
Flame cutting has a number of advantages, including:
- Lower cost than other cutting methods
- Able to cut materials with a greater thickness
- Able cut through a large metal surface area
- Can be integrated with CNC technology for precision cutting
Any of our carbon steel products can be cut to shape and size. This service is often used on steel plate, but can also be used to cut products such as steel sheet and piling to size as well. Contact us to speak with one of our representatives who can help you determine what products and services you may need.