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Metal in shape

GroƟ-Umstadt, Germany. Two technical events organised by Messer Cutting Systems (MCS) Oxyfuel Technology in cooperation with the German Welding Society (DVS) were quite successful.

“Efficient component optimisation by means of flame straightening” – that was the theme of two technical events organised by Messer Cutting Systems (MCS) Oxyfuel Technology in cooperation with the German Welding Society (DVS).

Over 70 practitioners from every area of metal processing came to Jena and Chemnitz and followed the presentations and practical demonstrations with interest. The focus was on the training of flame straightening specialists, which is also offered at the DVS training centre of the MCS Academy. In the practical part, the practitioners had the opportunity to learn about the different working techniques and the right gas supply, as well as material- specific, performance-optimised torch technology.

What flame straightening involves

A particular area of the workpiece is heated. Thermal expansion and restraint of this expansion leads to compression. Subsequent cooling produces shrinking forces in the compressed zone which lead to the desired change of shape. Flame straightening is a quick and material- conserving process for all weldable metal materials.

Photo: Flame straightening


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.