What is CNC?
CNC is the automation of machine tools that are operated by precisely programmed commands encoded on a storage medium, as opposed to controlled manually via hand wheels or levers, or mechanically automated via cams alone.Computers play an integral part of the control.
What is a Cold Saw?
A cold saw is a sawing machine that uses a circular saw blade to cut metal. The name “cold saw” comes from the cutting process they employ. These sawing machines transfer
the heat generated by cutting to the chips created by the saw blade. Therefore, the blade and material being cut remain cold, unlike an abrasive saw, which abrades the
metal and creates a great deal of heat in the metal and cutting blade. Cold saws use either a solid high speed steel (HSS) or tungsten carbide-tipped, resharpenable
circular saw blades. They are equipped with an electric motor and a gear reduction unit to reduce the saw blade’s rotational speed while maintaining constant torque.
This allows the HSS saw blade to feed at a constant rate with a very high chip load per tooth. A cold saw cut produces minimal burr, no sparks, no discoloration and no dust.
The material being cut must be mechanically clamped to prevent movement during the cutting process. Extra care should be taken to choose the appropriate number of teeth,
saw blade type, cutting speed and feed rate. All of these variables are based on the type and size of material being cut. Cold saws are capable of machining most ferrous
and non-ferrous alloys. Cold saws are intended to be used with a flood coolant system to keep the saw blade teeth cooled and lubricated.
What is a Press Brake?
A metal forming process using a press brake to form metal sheets and or plates to a specific degree or angle. Bending of metal sheets and plates can be used to form custom
shapes such as formed channels, angles, and or Z-sections. Press brake bending allows you to form custom shapes that might not be available as a standard shape and or size.
What is a Band Saw?
A band saw is a power tool which uses a blade consisting of a continuous band of metal with teeth along one edge to cut various work pieces. It’s also a useful machine in a
woodworking shop. The band usually rides on two wheels rotating in the same plane, although some band saws may have three or four wheels. Band sawing produces uniform cutting
action as a result of an evenly distributed tooth load. Band saws are used for woodworking, metalworking, or for cutting a variety of other materials. They are particularly
useful for cutting irregular or curved shapes, but can make straight cuts. The minimum radius of a curve that can be cut on a particular saw is determined by the width of
the band and its kerf.