Understanding Material Yield in Metal Cutting

Yielding to More Efficient Metal Cutting In metal fabrication, the term “material yield” can mean a couple of different things. Regarding processes like metal bending, rolling, pressing, and forging, the concept of material yield strength is important to understand. Yield strength is the maximum amount of force that a material can endure before undergoing plastic […]

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The RMT Cold Saw Advantage

The Hottest Line in Cold Saws Cold saws get their name because the design of their blades allows heat to dissipate, unlike chop saws that generate a tremendous amount of heat as they wear away at a metal workpiece. Cold saw blades transfer the heat of the cutting process to the expelled chips, keeping the […]

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The Difference Between Manual, Semiautomatic, and Automatic Bandsaws

Picking the Right Bandsaw “I’m going to buy a horizontal bandsaw for my shop,” the new metalworker told his fabricator friend one evening at dinner. “What kind of a bandsaw?” the friend asked. “A metal-cutting saw, of course,” said the novice. “Yes, but there are many kinds. The first questions you need to ask are […]

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