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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of International Conference on Exploiting Welding in Production Technology, London, April 22-24, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Welding Institute

    Abingdon Hall
    Cambridge CB1 6AL,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Wylie, F S
    • Turner, M J
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM