Here at Topwelds, we don’t just offer Welding & Fabrication and Mobile Welding needs. We are also qualified to operate and carry out Oxy Acetylene & Plasma cutting as well as offering a Mag Drilling service.
Oxy Acetylene Cutting
Oxy-fuel welding (commonly called oxyacetylene welding, oxy welding, or gas welding in the U.S.) and oxy-fuel cutting are processes that use fuel gases and oxygen to weld and cut metals, respectively. French engineers Edmond Fouché and Charles Picard became the first to develop oxygen-acetylene welding in 1903. Pure oxygen, instead of air, is used to increase the flame temperature to allow localized melting of the workpiece material (e.g. steel) in a room environment. A common propane/air flame burns at about 2,250 K (1,980 °C; 3,590 °F), a propane/oxygen flame burns at about 2,526 K (2,253 °C; 4,087 °F), an oxyhydrogen flame burns at 3,073 K (2,800 °C; 5,072 °F), and an acetylene/oxygen flame burns at about 3,773 K (3,500 °C; 6,332 °F).
Plasma cutting is an effective way of cutting thin and thick materials alike. Hand-held torches can usually cut up to 38 mm (1.5 in) thick steel plate, and stronger computer-controlled torches can cut steel up to 150 mm (6 in) thick.
A Magnetic Drilling Machine is a portable drilling machine with a magnetic base (either electromagnetic or permanent magnet). It uses standard twist drill bits, and some can also be used with annular cutters, milling cutters, and other rotary cutters. A Magnetic core drilling machine (also called as a Magnetic drill press, Mag drill, Magnetic drill, Portable drilling machine or Portable drill) is a machine tool fitted with a cutting tool attachment and an electromagnet, is used for drilling holes in various metal. A magnetic core drilling machine can also perform operations like Threading (tapping), Reaming and Countersinking. A portable magnetic core drilling machine or just magnetic drill makes holes in metal with the help of a special cutting tool called a core drill bit or annular cutter or broach cutter. A magnetic core drilling machines use the metal core drilling technology to make holes. A magnetic drill is used for making holes in heavy sections of steel where a normal handheld drill cannot be used.