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Flame Cutting Gases

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Acetylene is used for welding and cutting. The welding process that uses acetylene is known as oxy-fuel cutting or gas cutting. This method is used to cut or weld materials that require temperatures as high as 3,500 °C (6,330 °F). Among all other gases, acetylene is capable of producing the hottest flame

If you're welding a non-ferrous metal — aluminum, magnesium or titanium — you'll need to use 100 percent Argon. Oxygen, also a reactive gas, is typically used in rations of nine percent or less to improve weld pool fluidity, penetration and arc stability in mild carbon, low alloy and stainless steel.

Acetylene
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Oxygen

Hydrogen in various mixtures is, however, used today mainly in TIG welding of high-alloy steels, plasma welding and cutting and in gas mixtures for weld-root protection.

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Hydrogen