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cutting aluminium
March 1, 2010
12:44 PM
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thx for the advices, but we didnt get this $10mill job:(

February 28, 2010
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just torch it,we cut/process everything with torches from cast to brass!

October 7, 2009
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How about using an oxy lance.

October 6, 2009
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Plasma is the fastest but you can melt it with a regular demo torch. You just have to turn the oxygen up a bit. I put myself through a year and a half of college melting sheet off of tire curing racks (got the scars to prove it too :); just watch for spatter.

September 22, 2009
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Plasma cutter is the ticket -

September 21, 2009
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it has to be lance torch cutting.

shear cant be used on alu.

sawing is one oppertunity, but then on larger machine with sawing generator.

how is wire cutting?

September 21, 2009
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I have used a plasma cutter to cut aluminium bus bar and stainless steel with good results. you have to have an air compressor and a big gen set or power source to run one.
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September 21, 2009
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How about a small shear on a bobcat or mini excavator??
A demo saw with an appropriate blade. They are available in electric or gas.
They also make a handheld hydraulic shear, I can't remember who made them, but they are out there.

What I do know, is that every time we try something, the guys go back to using sawzall's.

September 18, 2009
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anyone who have any (good) experiences with cutting of aluminium?
we are looking at a project with quite many meters of power rails (actually some km..), dimensions approximately 60cm*15cm.
Any ideas of how to cut it?
Sawing is to expensive...

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