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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001484
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
...Abstract Abstract Plasma arc cutting (PAC) is an erosion process that utilizes a constricted arc in the form of a high-velocity jet of ionized gas to melt and sever metal in a narrow, localized area. This article discusses the process description, equipment, gases, operating sequence, process...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 14B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v14b.a0005176
EISBN: 978-1-62708-186-3
... measures recommended for plasma arc cutting and air carbon arc cutting. Special applications of electric arc cutting, including shape cutting, gouging, and underwater cutting, are also discussed. The article provides information on other electric arc cutting methods, namely, the exo-process and oxygen arc...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003179
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... cutting, plasma arc cutting, oxygen arc cutting, laser beam cutting, and air carbon arc cutting and gouging, describing their process capabilities, equipment used, operating principles and parameters, and factors affecting their efficiency. air carbon arc cutting air carbon arc cutting and gouging...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 14B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v14b.a0005174
EISBN: 978-1-62708-186-3
..., 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. abrasive waterjet cutting band saws electric arc cutting gas cutting laser cutting mechanical...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02a.a0006494
EISBN: 978-1-62708-207-5
..., plasma arc, electrochemical, and chemical machining. aluminum alloys aluminum-matrix composites broaching cutting fluids cutting tool material drilling machining milling planing sawing shaping shearing turning chip-forming processes THE MACHINING (CUTTING) PROCESSES may be cost...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001487
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... 400–800 11 14 Oxyfuel gas welding (steel) (b) 3.2 < 1 8 … … 4, 5 3.2–12.7 1 8 – 1 2 … … 5, 6 12.7 > 1 2 … … 6, 8 Plasma arc cutting (c) … … <300 8 9 300–400 9 12 400–800 10 14 Air-carbon arc cutting...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 31 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06a.a0005635
EISBN: 978-1-62708-174-0
... 12  Medium … …  500–1000 11 14 Plasma arc welding … … Less than 20  6 6–8 … …  20–100  8 10 … … 100–400 10 12 … … 400–800 11 14 Plasma arc cutting  Light (b) … … Less than 300  8  9  Medium (b) … … 300–400  9 12  Heavy (b) … … 400–800...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 31 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06a.a0005597
EISBN: 978-1-62708-174-0
... is generally limited to special applications, such as the joining of stainless steels, and to plasma arc cutting and gouging. Nitrogen Nitrogen is generally considered to be inert except at high temperatures. At arc welding temperatures, it will react with some metals (e.g., aluminum, magnesium, steel...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 31 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06a.9781627081740
EISBN: 978-1-62708-174-0
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 November 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02a.a0006502
EISBN: 978-1-62708-207-5
... in.) and thinner, although CO 2 lasers are now competitive with plasma arc cutting for metal thicknesses of 13 mm (0.500 in.) and greater. The principal factor in the use of laser metal cutting is manufacturing methodology. Laser cutting is ideal for batch processes, just-in-time, or low- to medium-volume...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05a.a0005756
EISBN: 978-1-62708-171-9
... ultraviolet burns (severe sunburn) is needed in addition to eye and face protection when working around wire arc, plasma, and welding processes. Flame spray, high-velocity oxyfuel, and gas flame welding Optical radiation Welding goggles or welding face shield. Typical shades: gas welding, 4–8; cutting, 3...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001429
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... spot welding (RSW), laser-beam welding (LBW), electron-beam welding (EBW), and friction welding, can be used. The plasma arc cutting process is commonly used to cut alloy plate into desired shapes and to prepare weld angles. Oxyacetylene cutting is not recommended, nor is the use of oxyacetylene...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05.a0001291
EISBN: 978-1-62708-170-2
...). These macroparticles result from the extreme localized heating of the cathode, which is due to the high current densities that are found in cold cathode arcs (10 4 to 10 8 A/cm 2 ). Unless the macroparticles can be removed from the plasma stream, they become lodged in the coating and are usually considered...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05.a0001282
EISBN: 978-1-62708-170-2
...Abstract Abstract This article introduces thermal spray coatings and describes the various types of coating processes and coating devices, including the flame spray, electric-arc spray, plasma spray, transferred plasma arc, high-velocity oxyfuel, and detonation gun. It provides information...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001337
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... arc welding (GMAW-P) • … Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) … • Submerged arc welding (SAW) … • Electrogas welding (EGW) • • Electroslag welding (ESW) … • Plasma arc welding (PAW) • … Carbon arc cutting (CAC) • • Plasma arc cutting (PAC) • … Alternating Current...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 7
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v07.a0006079
EISBN: 978-1-62708-175-7
... and a hardness of 32 HRC. These alloys, depending on precise composition, contain M 7 C 3 - or M 6 C-type carbides. They are normally deposited by the plasma transferred arc process. Carbides Carbide hardfacing powders are used for severe abrasion and cutting applications. Tungsten carbide is the most...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001340
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... at high temperatures. At arc welding temperatures, it will react with some metals (e.g., aluminum, magnesium, steel, and titanium), so it is not used as a primary shielding gas. It can be used with other gases for some welding applications (e.g., copper) and is also widely used in plasma cutting...
Book: Machining
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 16
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1989
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v16.a0002168
EISBN: 978-1-62708-188-7
... by punch press or fabricated by hand after laborious layout of the pattern. Currently, most metal cutting falls within 9.5 mm (0.375 in.) and thinner, although CO 2 lasers are now competitive with plasma arc cutting for metal thicknesses of 13 mm (0.500 in.) and greater. The principal factor in the use...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 31 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06a.a0005643
EISBN: 978-1-62708-174-0
... mixtures As above Usually up to approx. 1.5 mm (0.6 in.) Normally low-current application where gas tungsten arc lacks stiffness; also used at higher currents in keyholing mode for root runs Plasma cutting Arc Direct current; electrode negative As for welding but higher current and gas flow rates...
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 14B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v14b.a0005106
EISBN: 978-1-62708-186-3
... a clean edge, secondary operations such as deburring can be reduced or eliminated. Laser cutting of metal typically falls within 9.5 mm (0.375 in.) and thinner, although CO 2 lasers are now competitive with plasma arc cutting for metal thicknesses of 13 mm (0.500 in.) and greater. The principal...