Metal slitting is a type of metal shearing process where by large rolls, or coils, of metal stock can be cut using extremely sharp rotary blades. In metal slitting, straight lines are cut into the large coil to create coils that are smaller in width. As the coil runs through the slitter, two circular blades – one upper, the other lower – make the cut.
Metal slitting is used for a number of reasons, but the process has several, universal characteristics.
- Metal slitting is ideal of thinner materials – from 0.001 in. to 0.125 in. thick is ideal.
- Both ferrous and non-ferrous materials can be successfully cut using metal slitting machinery.
- Metal slitting machinery is designed for high production and helps optimize and standardize the width of metal coils.
Depending on whether or not you’re using coil or sheet rolls; the material you’re planning to cut; as well as the application for the coils, a specialist will set the rotary blades to achieve proper results. What types of materials can a metal slitter cut in order to create fabricated, custom metal components? All alloys of aluminum, brass, copper, galvanized steel, hot and cold rolled steel, titanium, zinc and more.
If your project required custom fabricated component, made from metal coils, metal slitting is a fast, accurate way to cut.
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