Segments in this Video

Safe Cutting Environment and Protective Equipment (04:45)


Viewers learn the importance of shop and equipment inspection, welding area safety, proper ventilation, personal protective equipment (PPE), protective clothing, hearing and eye protection, viewing filters, and more.

Oxy-Fuel Cutting Systems (03:22)

A basic component system includes the oxygen cylinder (containing oxygen under extreme pressure) and the acetylene fuel cylinder. An overview of safety procedures is included.

Setting Up an Oxy-Acetylene System for Use (05:50)

Carefully inspect the welding work area and the entire oxy-acetylene system. Viewers learn how to set up an oxy-acetylene system through explanation and demonstrations.

Cutting Metals with an Oxy-Acetylene System (05:12)

Follow along with step-by-step procedures for cutting metals with an oxy-acetylene system. Watch welders correct coupling distance, travel speed, torch angle, machine finishing, and other aspects of handheld cutting.

Plasma Cutting Systems (02:19)

Plasma is a collection of charged particles called ions. Plasma can cut through all electrically conductive metals. It is a quick, efficient, and clean welding process. The system consists of a compressed air source, power, and torch head.

Plasma Cutting System Set-Up and Procedure (01:48)

Follow step-by-step procedures as a welder inspects the plasma cutting system for problems.

Cutting Metals with a Plasma Cutting System (03:39)

Viewers observe a welder demonstrating proper techniques for making clean cuts through metal. Learn how to troubleshoot for weld problems. A good plasma cut has a straight drag line and no slag or dross on the cut metal.

Credits: Oxy-fuel and Plasma Cutting (00:35)

Credits: Oxy-fuel and Plasma Cutting

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Oxy-fuel and Plasma Cutting

Part of the Series : Welding Processes and Fundamentals
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Preparing for a welding project usually involves cutting metal into specific shapes and pieces, a task that requires many of the same tools and skills used in welding. This video serves as a basic guide to two popular heat-based cutting methods: oxy-fuel and plasma. Beginning with an overview of safety procedures, the video shows how to set up an oxyacetylene system and demonstrates correct coupling distance, travel speed, torch angle, machine finishing, and other aspects of handheld cutting. Additional fuel choices are listed, too. The plasma segment includes a basic definition of what plasma is and how it is able to cut. Viewers learn the fine points of setting up and cutting with a plasma system and are given numerous tips and guidelines, from one- and two-hand torch manipulation to troubleshooting various problems. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Shopware Production. A part of the series Welding Processes and Fundamentals. (28 minutes)

Length: 28 minutes

Item#: BVL43941

ISBN: 978-1-62102-331-9

Copyright date: ©2012

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