Cutting

Safe, high-efficiency powder cutting

Powder cutting is a term used in the metallurgical industry for various types of flame processing of high alloy and refractory material. A typical oxy-fuel flame cannot generate sufficient heat to cut materials such as stainless steel due to the formation of heatresistant slag.

Powder cutting, in which iron powder is added to the flame, has a twofold effect. Firstly, the burning (oxidation) of the iron powder provides a higher cutting temperature. Secondly, the heat-resistant slag is diluted by the oxidised iron powder, causing a decrease of the slag melting temperature. This results in a more fluid slag that can easily be removed by the oxygen stream.

Designed for

  • High affinity for oxygen at the cutting temperature
  • High burning temperature
  • Excellent flow characteristics
  • Reduced nozzle wear

Metal powders contribute to sustainable development

Metal powder technology provides endless opportunities; not only does it enable our customers to reduce their material and energy consumption, but it also helps them use new and better techniques that make final products more efficient and less expensive.

We believe that the inherent power of metal powders can be utilised to a much larger extent than it is today. We are also convinced that metal powders can contribute to sustainable development. With metal powder solutions, we can contribute to solving many of society’s pressing challenges, such as resource scarcity, shortage of clean water and the need for renewable energy.

"We inspire the industry to make more with less because we want to create a sustainable world for future generations."