Monthly Archives: August 2015

Die Cast Steel: Cut it Using a Band Saw

Die cast metals are made by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable metal dies or die cavities. This process requires a high degree of precision. It also means that die cast metals require specific cutting techniques. Band Saws and Die Cast Metals Cutting die cast metals can be performed with a band saw machine. Most of these materials are soft, but the heat and pressure from die casting produces thin wall of castings. These castings are much stronger and lighter than other casting methods. Therefore, we advise using blades with finer tooth pitch to cut dies. Die cast …

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Cutting Inconel with a Band Saw

Inconel is a family of nickel superalloys that contain chromium and iron. They are highly resistant to corrosion, carbonization, and oxidation. Their strength comes from the stiffening effects of molybdenum and niobium on its nickel-chromium matrix. These additional elements┬ámean Inconel has tremendous resistance to corrosive environments. While useful, these properties make shaping, machining, and cutting Inconel very difficult — even when using traditional techniques to get the job done. Choosing a Band Saw for Cutting Inconel Inconel is processed into smaller piecse using band saws and circular saws. Band saws are the best tool for the job if cutting Inconel …

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