Our advanced abrasive cutting methods enable us to achieve both high material removal rates and exceptional precision for an almost endless variety of applications. The result is burr free cutting that is ideal for rods, tubes, extrusions or other components requiring high volume and the tightest tolerances.
Precision, Flexibility and Speed
To continually deliver burr free cutting at fast rates, we are always working to enhance our capabilities, master new skills and grow our equipment inventory. This ensures Metal Cutting can deliver the burr free cutting services and precise results our customers need across a wide range of variables, including different part types, materials and dimensions.
Capable of providing burr free cutting for virtually all metals, our methods consistently produce parts with the characteristics our customers are looking for, including small kerfs, no burrs, smooth cut end finishes and tight tolerances. Our accuracy, repeatability and reliability allow our costs to be competitive, our delivery to be timely and our quality to be on point.
Burr Free Cutting Capabilities
Our combination of abrasive cutting techniques, tools, equipment and know-how enable us to produce accurate and repeatable results, whatever a customer’s specifications and dimensional requirements may be. We routinely achieve lengths as short as 0.008” (0.20 mm) and length tolerances down to 0.001” (0.025 mm), and hold exceptionally tight tolerances of ± 0.005” (±0.125 mm) on length cuts over 6.0’ (2.0 m). Able to cut diameters ranging from 0.0005” to 3.00” (0.0125-75.0 mm), we can also work with tubing of any ID and can cut tube walls as thin as 0.001” (0.025 mm) without deformation.
Our proprietary cutting wheel technology prevents wheel loading and also produces a small kerf. Even when cutting extremely hard materials, our methods produce superior “as cut” surface finishes compared with other cutting methods.
For small diameters and a large number of parts, our burr free cutting methods allow us to bundle materials for maximum process efficiency and cost effectiveness. Our process can cut dielectric materials, enabling composites and coated metals to be cut without any compromise or limitations. For tubing, our cutting process allows the use of mandrels for supported tube cutting. We are also able to spin the tubes and only cut the walls of the spinning tubing, yielding exceptional squareness; in addition, our pressurized material handling eliminates contamination of the tubing ID.
Equipment and Inventory Advantages
Metal Cutting can accommodate production runs of any size, from small, specialized orders to large volume manufacturing needs. Knowing our industry and anticipating what to have on hand to achieve the results our customers need, we have a remarkably wide array of abrasive cutting wheels available in stock at all times. This not only gives us the capacity to cut every type of metal and virtually any dimensions needed, for everything from thin wall tubing and hard metals to coated metals and composites; it also makes for more rapid production startup, helping to speed time-to-market for your products.
In addition, our machines have enhanced advanced features that help to ensure high levels of accuracy, repeatability and reliability. For example, our programmable operation controls provide maximum flexibility for production setup and increased changeover speed. The burr free cutting process itself is aided by computerized cutting speeds and feeds. And, sophisticated linear in-feed encoding ensures accuracy, helping us achieve the tightest tolerances and shortest lengths.