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Metal cutting band saw upgraded with 3-HP motor

February 2, 2017

MetalMizer has introduced the MV2300 metal cutting band saw. The drive system, featured on all of the manufacturer’s machines, allows for 30 percent less overall machine depth than competitive saws, says the company, allowing for flexible machine placement and saving floor space. Upgrades to the...

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App monitors sawing machines

January 24, 2017

Kasto has introduced an app for management of its sawing machines. Using smartphones and tablets, operators can query and monitor machine status at any time from anywhere on the company premises. If necessary, they can respond right away. The app shows all important information at a glance. It...

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Automatic sawing machine handles tube up to 4 in. dia.

January 9, 2017

BLM Group USA has introduced the CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine. It can handle tube and bar up to 4 in. dia. depending on the material, achieving blade speeds up to 5,000 RPM. The saw is suitable for cutting short and medium-length steel, copper, brass, and aluminum tubes, as well as solid bars...

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4 ways to save on aluminum extrusion processing costs

January 6, 2017 | By Spencer Dick

Fabricators that cut a lot of aluminum extrusions probably end up with plenty of scrap. Traditional thinking suggests that’s not so bad because recyclers pay them for the aluminum scrap. Over the long term, however, that thinking is costing them money. If fabricators can minimize scrap, they can maximize revenue because that raw material, once destined for the scrap bin, will be transformed into something of high value. Optimization software and cutting automation can help fabricators keep their material out of that scrap bin.

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Simonds Saw names president

January 5, 2017

Simonds Intl. has announced that David Miles has been named president of Simonds Saw LLC, a Fitchburg, Mass., manufacturer of metal cutting saw and file products. He succeeds Ray Martino, who continues to serve as CEO of Simonds Saw and president/CEO of Simonds Intl. Miles has served as vice...

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Automated saw station pushes up to 2,100 lbs.

December 16, 2016

TigerStop offers the TigerSaw™ 2000 automated saw station for cutting all types of nonferrous metals. It can be configured to push 490 to 2,100 lbs., or set up for speed, with a maximum pushing speed of 180 FPM. Improved pneumatic clamping options prevent damage to fragile or sensitive...

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Miter saw designed for dry cutting

November 17, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model KM14SC miter saw uses a 14-in. carbide-tipped blade to produce clean cuts without burrs or heat generation. This enables dry cutting of thin-wall mild steel and aluminum, as well as 1/4-in. angle, pipe, and structural steel. The saw features heavy cast-iron...

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Circular cold saw cuts aluminum, nonferrous materials

November 8, 2016

Behringer Saws Inc. has introduced the VA-L 500 fully automatic circular cold saw, designed for production cutting of solids and thin-walled pipe and profiles made of aluminum and nonferrous materials. Features include a frequency-controlled main drive system; adjustable cutting speeds; a 32-HP,...

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Band saw reduces cutting times by up to 50 percent

October 26, 2016

Kasto has introduced the Kastowin pro AC 5.6 band saw. The fully automatic machine is designed for bimetal and carbide blades for applications in steel production, machine manufacturing, and automotive. Depending on the type of blade, cutting times can be reduced by 50 percent and more, the...

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Semiautomatic saw contains particles, coolant generated by wet abrasive cutting

October 7, 2016

The Kalamazoo Industries model K20E semiautomatic saw is totally enclosed to help contain particles and coolant generated by wet abrasive cutting. The 50- by 34- by 80-in. steel cabinet with front and side access doors is fitted with a 15-HP SD three-phase, 220- or 440-V motor with magnetic...

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Automatic, high-speed circular saw makes straight cuts in nonferrous metals

October 7, 2016

The new Kalamazoo Machine Tool model CT350A-NC-NM is the nonmitering version of the company’s programmable, automatic, high-speed, nonferrous circular saw. The bar feeder feeds material quickly and close to the clamping vise, providing a remnant of 2 in. or less. The chip vacuum system has an...

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Cold saw requires minimal operator effort

October 6, 2016

The Kalamazoo Machine Tool model C370SA-V cold saw provides semiautomatic operation, with an air-over-hydraulic system to help deliver optimum sawing rates with minimum effort from the operator. The operator has control over the sawing pressure and blade speed—infinitely variable from 13 to 76...

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Precision sawing: Mind the miter

October 5, 2016 | By Richard Klipp

Miter cutting tube and other workpieces can be extremely critical, especially when dealing with frameworks and other large assemblies. One seemingly small error in a miter cut can throw a large assembly significantly out of tolerance. This is where automation and precision control in sawing come into play.

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BLM Group supplies end machining center, CNC saw to Tube Fabrication Industries

September 29, 2016

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube and flat sheet processing equipment, has sold a BC80 CNC end machining center and a CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine to Tube Fabrication Industries, a fabricator of aluminum and carbon steel tubular components in Logansport, Ind. The end...

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App helps fabricators choose saw blades

August 30, 2016

Kinkelder has developed a free saw blade app for smartphones and tablets, designed to provide information on specific cutting applications and the use of the company’s saw blades. The app allows users to find their local Kinkelder distributor, choose the most suitable saw blade for their specific...

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