Sawing Systems

Sorting Out Aluminum Sawing

When choosing the best saw for cutting aluminum it’s important to consider your application. While both circular and band saw methods can effectively cut aluminum, it pays to weigh all of these factors before deciding which saw is best for your operation.
Sawing Systems: Articles

Sawing by the Numbers

An AMSAW S100SI carbide sawing machine with automated bar measuring systems is shown here cutting cylinder liners for automotive applications. The stumbling block for many buyers is the upfront cost for a carbide saw, which is two to three times more than for a band saw. But this study shows that just three carbide saws can handle the same volume of work that requires 18 band sawing machines.
On a cost per square foot of cutting basis, circular carbide saws come out on top.

Sawing Systems

The RingSaw™ from Graebener-Reika is capable of cutting tubes, bars, and profiles with diameters ranging from 10 mm to 610 mm, and wall thickness from 1 mm to 150 mm. The machine is operated electro-mechanically without hydraulics, and is therefore oil free.  The cutting process is either dry, with a mini-coolant, or with flood emulsion.
A review of some of the latest technologies in sawing systems that can reduce your operating costs, improve your part quality, and increase your shop profitability.

Seeing Saw Advantages

On the AMSAW S300, a PLC maintains the precise feed settings and monitors the loading system. This particular style of carbide billet-cutting saw outperforms a typical band saw by a factor of eight at less cost per square inch of material cut.
By utilizing an advanced design of billet-cutting saw from Advanced Machine & Engineering, Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company realized faster throughput on its billet blank preparation, with a high degree of accuracy and an anticipated 20-year service life – all without major rebuilding.

How to Increase Bandsaw Productivity

Don Armstrong of Marvel Manufacturing explains how new advances in programmable bandsaw controls are so easy to use that even a novice operator can be confident the saw is performing at maximum efficiency.

Bandsaw Blunders: How They Cut Blade Life

Cutting fluid is a critical part of the operation because it cools the blade, lubricates the teeth and washes away chips. Cutting fluid needs to be mixed with water, and it has its own special formula when used for sawing versus grinding and general machining. A richer cutting fluid mix should be used on bandsaws to better coat and lubricate the blade throughout the entire cut.(click on photo to enlarge)
Ron Saxon and David Rosing of Simonds International reveal the top five sawing mistakes . . . and how to prevent them.


Sawing Systems: Industry News

DGI Supply Opens New Regional Office

The offices, warehouse and training classroom in this new facility are now their hub for regional sales and operations from Charlotte, NC.

Tube Fabrication Industries Upgrades Their Capabilities

Present at the announcement of the equipment sale (l-r): Tom Worley, saws and end machining sales for BLM Group; James Brown, a sales executive for Tube Fabrication Industries; Julie Ellis, the president of Tube Fabrication Industries; and Andrew Dodd, a regional sales manager for BLM Group.
They invest in a BC80 CNC end-machining center and a CM602 automatic CNC sawing machine from BLM Group.

Dake Redesigns Website

Customers can now view the specifications, features and videos of each type of machine tool.


Sawing Systems: Products

FABTECH 2016: Forming & Fabricating

Booth C-22092: The Fiessler AKAS 3-P from Press Brake Safety is the first co-moving press brake safety system to provide high speed operation up to the clamp point. The operator's hands or fingers are protected by the presence of the 3D safety laser beam grid located beneath the ram.
Take a closer look at some of the metal forming and fabrication technologies that will be exhibited November 16-18 on the show floor in Las Vegas.

Versatile Ironworkers, Saws

Booth C-27097: The versatile new line of ironworkers from Marvel provide a quiet punching system and include newly upgraded features such as LED lighting, external stroke controls and a removable T-slot table.
New ironworkers, a new vertical tilt-frame and a horizontal mitering saw from Marvel Manufacturing improve operating productivity and part quality.

Heavy Duty Metal Fabrication Solutions

Booth C-24047: The GAA-500-90 DT large capacity upcut automatic saw from Scotchman cuts non-ferrous materials at 90 deg and uses a shuttle feed design with an adjustable vertical and horizontal clamp system to fit almost any profile.
Hydraulic ironworkers, circular cold saws, band saws, tube and pipe notcher/grinders, manual measuring systems and programmable feed and stop systems from Scotchman Industries meet the most challenging metal fabrication needs.