A REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN CUTTING TECHNOLOGY AS APPLIED TO SHIPBUILDING
The Authors assess the cutting and metal removal techniques currently available and conclude that oxyfuel gas cutting will continue to be the predominant process. Methods of improving the efficiency of oxyfuel gas cutting and the dimensional accuracy of the part pieces are discussed. It is concluded that speeds comparable with plasma cutting can be achieved on shipbuilding thickness plate, thermal disturbances being minimized by increased cutting speed performance. Detailed attention is needed, however, to the method of supporting the plate during cutting and in programming the plate cutting to reduce errors caused by thermal expansion.
- Proceedings of International Conference on Exploiting Welding in Production Technology, London, April 22-24, 1975.
Welding InstituteAbingdon Hall
Cambridge CB1 6AL, England
- Wylie, F S
- Turner, M J
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Cutting; Deformation; Flame cutting; Metal cutting; Numerical control; Plates (Engineering); Thermal expansion
- Old TRIS Terms: Flame cutting machines; Gas cutting; Numerical control systems; Plate cutting; Plate deformation
- Subject Areas: Construction; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00152495
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM