Tom Boyer

Contributing Writer

Cutting structural steel to length; The sheer facts of shear tooling and processes

February 28, 2002


This article discusses the tooling and shearing processes used for cutting structural steel elements. It mentions the materials and heat-treating processes used to manufacture the knives (tooling) and two different shearing processes - - single-cut and double-cut. It also discusses the challenges presented by structural items that do not have uniform profiles, such as channels and I-beams.

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