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Cutting Aluminium

Aluminium is a relatively soft, durable metal that is lightweight, ductile, and malleable. Its appearance can range from dull, grey, to silver depending on the surface roughness. It is non-magnetic, won’t ignite with ease, and its low density and ability to resist corrosion are due to its being passive (a material becoming passive is being less affected by environmental factors such as air or water). With a continued focus on using lighter materials wherever possible, particularly in the transportation industry, metal fabricators are interested in learning about the best ways to process aluminium materials. Circular saws are used to cut aluminium, but due to …

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Foundry Carbide Blades

The bandsaw machine is considered to be one of the most versatile power tools as well as being essential in today’s factory production work. A properly equipped bandsaw that is expertly operated will easily cut through most material types. With metal cutting bandsaw blades, it is important to choose the right blade in order to achieve the desired end result. The increased demand of foundry and high production cutting applications prompted bandsaw blade manufacturers to design the foundry Carbide bandsaw blade. A Carbide blade is composed of a carbon compound for durability and requires less frequent replacement than a steel blade. Foundry …

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Machining Alloys

Machining alloys is what most metal cutting industry shops do. Fabrication, drilling, cutting, milling, bending, and punching operations will all end up encountering problems in the process of machining alloys. Rough finish, bending of materials, poor product texture, and machine aspects like wear, tear, and blade dulling or breakage. These issues cause slow production output and incur unwanted cost — to both materials and equipment. Aluminum alloys are a commonly used lightweight metallic materials that are easy to shape. Aluminium alloys are material that offers high machine ability as opposed to titanium or magnesium. Factors to consider when machining alloys include tool life, chip removal, removal rate, …

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