A History of the Oxyacetylene and Plasma Cutting Processes

October 2013
Welding Journal;Oct2013, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p44
Trade Publication
The article explores the major developments in the history of oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting. Acetylene gas was first discovered by chemistry professor Edmund Davy and the name of such gas was made by French chemist Marcellin Berthelot in 1860. French engineer Edmond Fouche has produced the first oxyacetylene torches in 1901. The first high-precision plasma cutting systems were developed in Japan and the plasma arc process was invented by scientists at Union Carbide's Linde Division.


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