arc cutting


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arc cutting

[′ärk ‚kəd·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
A type of thermal cutting of metal using the temperature generated by an electric arc.

arc cutting

A process of cutting or removing metal by melting it with the heat produced between an electrode and the metal being cut.
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220842 Adaptable To Powermax 65 Plasma Arc Cutting Machine.
In accordance with the Welding Handbook, "the plasma arc cutting process severs metal by using a constricted arc to melt a localized area of a workpiece, removing the molten material with a high-velocity jet of ionized gas issuing from the constricting nozzle".
Normally, a plasma arc cutting system has a power supply, an arc starting circuit, and a torch.
However, both laser and plasma arc cutting machines offers good results depending on the type of material being cut and of the results needed.