The United States Air Force has partnered with Energetic Materials and Products to develop a new tool for fast metal cutting. It was named TEC Torch and is able to cut any metal barriers and locks in just a few seconds. The torch, shaped like a portable flashlight, emits a mixture of gaseous metal and aerosol particles at temperatures in excess of 2760 degrees. This figure is twice the temperature required to melt the metal. The device is intended for all types of metals and for professional use by the military, police and firefighters only.