Equipment for servicing cut-piece derivatives includes:
- A combination of automated beam, sliding table and cross-cut saws for cut-plate (up to 125 mm)
- Multiple circular and band billeting saws for rod and tube billets (up to 800 mm ⍉)
- High tolerance sheet surface-finishing using wide rotary-planers and 4 sided planers
- Angular 4-side profiles using spindle moulders
- Machined rods using bespoke rod-rounding technology (up to 65 mm ⍉)
Most conventional woodworking / metalworking machine saws are suitable for cutting 6C materials. The product will cut under light pressure provided the blades are coarse-set and sharp. For band saws use skip or buttress tooth blades of 2-3 teeth per 25mm. For circular saws use buttress tooth blade of 2-3 teeth per 25mm.
Woodworking thickness planers can be used for 6C plates, where non-standard thicknesses and or tight tolerances are required. Blades must be sharp and cutter speeds and feed rates high.
Four Side Planing and Moulder
For section requiring pre-machining tolerances or profiles, cut strips are loaded and fed through a series of at least four rotating planing or moulding tools (one for each side of the workpiece) by an integrated feed.
Rod rounding provides a fast, effective solution for producing small diameter cast nylon rod. In turn, this capability allows for conversion of sheet off-cuts into viable standard sized round rod.