Wear plates can not be cut with oxy-acetylene or oxy-propane methods due to high carbide content. These plates must be cut with plasma or laser cutting method. CNC controlled machines are used for cutting as seen from the image below for multiple or complex pieces.
Wear plates are abrasion-resistant composite steel plates manufactured by hardfacing on different base materials. Depending on the required hardfacing alloy type, these plates can have chromium - niobium - tungsten - vanadium - complex carbide microstructures.
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