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When to Use a Slide Saw vs. a Pivot Saw?

Posted by Willy Goellner

Your floor space and layout, budget, and customer needs will determine if a carbide slide saw or carbide pivot saw is best for your machine shop operations.

Systems for Length Measurement in Metal Bar, Tube, Billet, Rail, and Plate Sawing

Posted by Chris Rindels

There is a lot to consider when selecting the right length measurement system for your application. It is a matter of discrimination on how accurate your measuring needs to be and the costs benefit of each method that is available.

Selecting the Right Material Handling System for Your Industrial Sawing Process

Posted by Willy Goellner

Investing in the right material handling system for your sawing application can improve safety and productivity of your overall sawing processes.

Carbide-Tipped Saw Blades Offer Flexibility & Just-In-Time Production

Posted by Willy Goellner

Carbide-tipped blades increase tool life, provide faster cutting rates, and decrease production costs

Vibration Analysis for Carbide Sawing Machines

Posted by Willy Goellner

Vibration analysis for carbide sawing machines is crucial for auditing blade health and quality cuts.

Infographic: Rail Fabrication Process with Rail Sawing and Drilling

Posted by Crystal Meyer

The manufacturing process for rail production involves several steps to ensure the rail's durability and resistance to cracking.

Why Some Material Load Tables are Overloaded with Cost

Posted by Christian Mayrhofer

Heavy material infeed systems in production sawing systems are often over-engineered in an attempt to avoid severe damage from dropped loads. The downfall? The potential for significant cost increases.

Why Flood Cooling of Carbide Teeth Won't Work on Carbide Cold Saws

Posted by Willy Goellner

The carbide tips of a circular saw blade crack under extreme temperature changes, demonstrating why a flush coolant system won’t work on carbide cold saws.

When to Use Circular Saw Machines vs. Band Saw Machines

Posted by Willy Goellner

Circular carbide saw machines and band saw machines both have their place on a shop floor. Your needs and overall goals will determine if a circular saw machine or a band saw machine is best for your operation.

Automating Manufacturing with Rail Sawing and Drilling Processes

Posted by Chris Rindels

Combination machines with material handling streamlines rail sawing and drilling processes -- providing more throughput, increased quality and efficiency, and improved viability.

Why Minimum Quantity Lubrication is Used in Cold Sawing

Posted by Willy Goellner

Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) is used in cold sawing to prevent heat build-up through friction reduction to keep both the material and the blade cool during the sawing process.

Why is a Circular Metal Saw Called a Cold Saw?

Posted by Willy Goellner

Circular cold saws allow both the material and blade to remain cool during the sawing process by transferring the generated heat to the chips.

How to Cut Cost Using Different Types of Carbide-Tipped Circular Saw Blades

Posted by Willy Goellner

Carbide-tipped circular saw blades are offered in three versions with different cost structures: Re-grindable (Resharpenable) Carbide-Tipped Saw Blades, One Way (Throwaway) Blades, and Replaceable Carbide Tip Circular Saw Blades.

Do You Really Know the Cost of Your Carbide Billet Saw?

Posted by Willy Goellner

When you have to cut a lot of alloy steel, cutting speed is an obvious issue - but are you getting the saw for a good price? We'll explain how shock load and operator error can affect the total cost of your carbide billet saw.

What Circular Saw Blade Tooth Geometry is Best for Sawing Steel Billets?

Posted by Willy Goellner

The heat from the cutting process, especially using negative cutting angles when cutting steel, transfers to the chip, causing it to expand and jam in the slot. This can be prevented by splitting the chip. There are two common tooth geometries developed to split the chip: “Triple Chip” and “Notch Grind.”

Key Calculations for Maximizing Tool Life in Carbide Saws

Posted by Christian Mayrhofer

Torsional vibrations are hard to measure because of the rotating elements (gears, shafts) that are inside a closed gear case and not easily accessible. However, knowing the exciting torque, passing through the gear train and the gear data, critical vibrations such as resonance can be calculated and analyzed. The calculations and theoretical analysis shown in this article show that much can be theoretically analyzed, where practical limitations exist.

Innovative Devices to Maximize a Carbide Saw's Blade Life

Posted by Willy Goellner

There are several proven methods to minimize backlash and reduce vibration during the carbide sawing cycle. The most damaging aspect of the sawing process is the entering and exiting of the circular blade in and out of the material. The "hammering" effect at the beginning and ending of the saw process can severely damage the carbide teeth of the saw blade. Saw machine designers have created several devices of varying complexity and costs to minimize these problems.

These 13 Issues Will Destroy High Production Carbide Tipped Circular Saw Blades

Posted by Willy Goellner

Achieve the highest productivity in metal sawing by taking care of your carbide tips. Production managers and manufacturing engineers choose circular carbide saw systems when they need the sawing method with the highest productivity. Without a doubt, circular sawblades equipped with carbide teeth are the most productive tool for high production metal sawing, but if you are replacing your blades too often, high productivity will be negated by the high cost of tooling and the lengthy changeover time.

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