British Rail Engineering Ltd. in Swindon uses flame cutting extensively for profiling workpieces ranging downwards in size from main frames of shunting locomotives. An unusual use for the flame cutter is profiling blanks from which are made bearing end caps for special-purpose machines the company builds for its own needs. The end caps are needed in small quantities -- no more than a dozen at one time -- and flame cutting provides an economic alternative to forging, casting or machining from the solid. They are usually cut from a mild steel billet using just one of the machine's cutting nozzles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Machinery Publishing Company Limited

    New England House, New England Street
    Brighton 1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kellock, B
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00319675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM