Gas flame cutting

A metal cutting process that uses rapid oxidation of the metal by a jet of pressurized oxygen. Most commonly used in the manufacturing of heavy equipment and used in construction of structural members for buildings, and also in repair work. Used to cut ferrous metals by rapid oxidation of a narrow, heated zone. In industrial applications, it is the predominant flame process for cutting of mild and low-alloy steels. See also Oxy-fuel cutting.