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ASM Handbook

Metalworking: Sheet Forming

Edited by
S.L. Semiatin
S.L. Semiatin
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ASM International
Volume
14B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-186-3
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Cutting Operations

Published:
2006
Page range:
23 - 27
Publication history
August 07, 2006

Abstract

This article focuses on the mechanical and nonmechanical cutting methods used in metal fabrication industries. The most prevalent equipment used for mechanical cutting includes shears, iron workers, nibblers, and band saws. Nonmechanical methods of cutting include gas cutting, electric arc cutting, and laser cutting. The article concludes with information on the advantages of abrasive waterjet cutting, which is an alternative to laser cutting, gas cutting, and plasma cutting.

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2006. "Cutting Operations", Metalworking: Sheet Forming, S.L. Semiatin

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