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Metal Forming and Bandsaws: Understanding Their Relationship

Metal forming and bandsaws are two critical aspects of the metalworking industry, each playing a unique role in the manipulation and cutting of metal materials. This article delves into how these two processes are interrelated and the significance of this relationship in the metalworking industry. Metal Forming: An Overview Metal forming is a metalworking process where the material is deformed to reshape it without adding or removing material, ensuring the mass remains unchanged. This process relies on the principle of plastic deformation, where the physical shape of a material is permanently altered. Materials commonly produced in metal forming include plates, …

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All You Need to Know About Precision Cutting

Precision is the art of exactness and consistency, an essential factor in the world of fabrication. It’s not just about having the right tools; it’s about understanding the technology and techniques behind them. This guide delves into the nuances of precision cutting, exploring various tools and applications, with a special focus on the band saw machine. The Versatility and Precision of Band Saw Machines A band saw machine is more than a staple in the workshop; it’s a symbol of versatility and precise cutting. Known for its effectiveness in making exact cuts, the band saw stands unrivaled in its domain. …

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Trajan 1319 Bandsaw

The Trajan 1319 bandsaw machine is one of the most popular models of horizontal bandsaw. Equipped with a 13 x 19″ sawing capacity providing for simple and effective operation. It weighs 600 kg (1323 lbs.) and is ideal for cutting most types of metals including structural and exotic steels. It uses a  12′ 6” l x 1” w blade and a two hp/three-phase motor. The heavy duty 13″ x 19″ two-way swivel bandsaw with swivel control box for convenient operation features a high efficiency gear drive system with a variable step pulley to provide for fast changing speeds. The enlarged hydraulic cylinder and buffer …

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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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Bandsaw Machine Choice

Choosing the right bandsaw machine depends on the types of materials to be or that are always being cut. Knowing the proper maintenance and handling procedures helps, too. Understanding the unique aspects of a horizontal versus a vertical bandsaw is vital as well. Vertical and horizontal bandsaws are different species of bandsaw machine yet both are used to work metals and wood in order to achieve a variety of end results. The horizontal bandsaw is typically used to cut large work pieces: possessing the ability and capacity for this type of work, and in a larger model, automatically, with the use of a computerized console. Horizontal models are …

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Materials Handling

Materials handling is the process of moving, controlling, protecting, and storing materials for manufacture, disposal, distribution, or consumption. Materials need to be handled properly in order to have them safely reach their final destination in maintained quality and in excellent condition. Adding and taking away materials from a bandsaw machine slows production rates regardless of the machine’s cutting speed. Proper materials handling will minimize the time it takes to distribute and then store materials — removing the need for repetitious set-cut-remove-store procedure. With efficient materials handling, accidents are avoided and worker stress decreases, making the employee’s job safe and effortless. Less handling of the materials means less chance for …

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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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Safe Bandsaw Operation

Research shows that bandsaw machines are considered to be among the safest of all woodworking equipment. They are often considered to be the ultimate woodworking tool for cutting different shapes and angles. The risk of accidents still exists though, and no type of mechanical equipment can truly be considered accident-free or 100% safe to operator. Guidelines and safety procedures need to be learned and implemented in order to achieve a higher safety standard inside any machine or woodworking shop — including a basement or garage set-up. Improper use is a major safety concern, and this post will attempt to cover …

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Tool Steels

Tool steels are composed of a wide selection of materials considered as high-quality steel. Tool steels are made specifically for the production of tools and tooling components. It can also be used in manual and mechanical work. Since it is made of various materials, tool steels are durable and perform better compared to other types of steel. Its alloy and carbon steel components make its hardness a distinction. In addition, tool steels have the ability to resist abrasion and deformation even at high temperatures. Heat-treating is required for the development of properties or characteristics common in tool steels. A process that allows for a change in mechanical properties without changing the shape. …

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Cutting Stainless Steel

When cutting stainless steel, choosing the right saw blade as well as the appropriate speed and feed rates are vital in order for the bandsaw operator to achieve positive output. Stainless steel is a medium range steel and is also known as Inox steel. This low carbon steel alloy contains a minimum of 10% chromium by weight. The increased chromium content and the addition of molybdenum, nickel, and nitrogen work together to enhance the corrosion resistance of stainless steel. When cutting Stainless steel, it is recommended that either a Carbon or bi-metal saw blade be installed. Carbon saw blades are an economical …

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