The sawing technology area has enough depth to cover more than just band and circular sawing machines. It has information on blade selection and use, lubricant selection, and sawing safety.
May 4, 2004
Metal Cutting Service, City of Industry (Los Angeles), Calif., specializes in sawing metals. President David Viel explained the company's strategy: "We do not buy or sell anything, we just add value to others' products." Although it does very little advertising, the 26-employee company has customers throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, even though the cost to ship material can be substantial.
October 9, 2003
Bundled side by side or top to bottom, thin-walled structural metal shapes pose a productivity dilemma for sawing shops. Band saw efficiency typically is measured in cubic inches of stock removed per minute, and the most efficient cuts are those made in large, solid pieces.
June 26, 2003
Rovanco Piping Systems Inc. designs and fabricates piping systems for applications such as water (hot and cold), steam, and jet fuel. It sells fabricated pipe—typically with straight or miter end cuts—up to 36 inches in diameter. It provides preinsulated, high-temperature, low-temperature, and containment systems.
May 29, 2003
New methods for cutting tube and pipe have been introduced to welding shops in the last few years—methods designed not only to cut metal, but also to cut costs.
April 10, 2003
Band sawing is the starting point for many tube and pipe fabricating operations, and it can help determine the throughput and profitability of your whole shop. Maximizing the productivity of tube or pipe cutoff requires a coordinated approach to saw blades, sawing machines, and your cutoff process.
June 13, 2002
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation faced the problem of finding reciprocating saw blade production equipment that could withstand continuous on-demand operation, accommodate a variety of material thicknesses, and fit into its tight floor space parameters. This was solved, after a long search, by using an AIDA gap frame press, which limits frame deflection, has low overall bearing clearance, and a patented overload protection system.
June 13, 2002
This article discusses the components that make up a modern abrasive cutting machine. Many of the design considerations are based on the characteristics of the cutting wheel. The author also discusses feeding systems, vises, ejection systems, and the electronics and software that control the machine. Also included is some safety information.
April 24, 2001
What cutting equipment you buy depends very heavily on what area of industry you are supplying, throughput requirements, and, not least, finances. Don't let preconceived notions prevent you from making the very best possible decision.
February 19, 2001
Production quantities of cut tube and pipe can be produced economically with a band saw. However, the choice of which blade to use is very important in maintaining a low cost per cut.