Cutting is the name given to various processes in which a piece of raw material is cut into a desired final shape and size. This can be done with various tools including a lathe, a drill, milling machine, cutting machine, saw or grinding machine. Machining operations usually divide into two categories, distinguished by purpose and cutting condition: roughing cuts and finishing cuts. The most modern techniques include NC machining, electrical discharge machining (EDM), electro-chemical erosion, laser cutting, or water jet cutting to shape metal workpieces. Cutting is used in almost every manufacturing industry including aerospace, automotive, construction, foundry, shipbuilding, rail, and many others.

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  1. Box Section Cutting
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    Box sections, also known as hollow structural section (HSS), can be cut to size by a laser cutting process. With lasers, box section cutting becomes less intensive, and much more accurate for industrial engineering, as well as schools, small businesses, and hobbyists.

  2. Laser Cutting
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    Laser cutting is the process of using a laser to cut and create an edge with a very high quality finish. Laser cutting is most commonly used in manufacturing applications but it is rapidly being adopted by schools, small businesses and even hobbyists.

  3. Plasma Cutting
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    Plasma cutting is a service which includes a melting process in which a jet of gas is used to melt a material. The method was developed initially to cut materials which could not be satisfactorily cut by the oxy-fuel process. The material stays stationary, and the plasma torch cuts it out by moving around it. Some examples of materials used to be cut through the plasma cutting process with a plasma torch include steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass and copper, as well as other conductive metals.

  4. Tube Cutting
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    Tube cutting often referred to a pipe cutting or plasma cutting, is the process of cutting pipes to make them fit for function. This can be done in one of two ways, both hot or cold. In the hot method, a thermal torch is used, while in the cold – cutting tools are employed that leave a cleaner cut than a hacksaw.

  5. Waterjet Cutting
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    Waterjet cutting in its purest form involves water at very high pressures, used to cut materials like rubber and wood. With the addition of abrasive materials, the force increases, and materials like concrete and steel can also be cut.

  6. Other
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    Other products that didn't quite fit into any of the above categories.

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