metal shearing services

The picture says it all, this is a 12 foot Cincinatti metal shear with automatic front and back gauges and a conveyor on the back to automatically remove the sheared metal from the machine.

It also has a separate scrap hopper to catch the shavings from the trim cuts. This metal shear does it all — quarter inch thick steel up to 12 feet long. Parts come out square and accurate.

Tampa Sheet Metal: Metal Shearing 

Metal Shearing is a metal fabricating process used to cut straight lines on flat metal stock. During the shearing process, an upper blade and a lower blade are forced past each other with the space between them determined by a required offset. Normally, one of the blades remains stationary. 
The shearing process characteristics include:
  • Its ability to make straight-line cuts on flat sheet stock
  • Metal placement between an upper and lower shear blades
  • Its trademark production of burred and slightly deformed metal edges
  • Its ability to cut relatively small lengths of material at any time since the shearing blades can be mounted at an angle to reduce the necessary shearing force required.
Metal shearing can be performed on sheet, strip, bar, plate, and even angle stock. Bar and angle materials can only be cut to length. However, many shapes can be produced by shearing sheet and plate. 
Materials that are commonly sheared include:
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Bronze
  • Mild steel
  • Stainless steel
Shearing Advantages:
  • Incredibly fast, with shearing cutting through sheet metal in just seconds
  • Creates clean cuts with smooth edges
  • Can be performed on sheet metal in a variety of diameter sizes
  • Cost-effective for high-volume manufacturing applications
  • Doesn’t produce waste in the form of chips
  • Can be performed on room-temperature sheet metal, eliminating the need for heating sheet metal
People often ask what the difference between Metal shearing and die cutting. While the two are similar metal fabrication processes that involve cutting metal with one or more blades. The two metal fabrication processes, however, use different types of cutting blades. In shearing, straight blades are used. In die cutting, curved blades are used.
Tampa Sheet Metal Company has always been dedicated to quality and service since its inception in 1920. Though a lot has changed in the last 100 years of operation. We are proud to continue following the standards of quality established in the early days of the company, thus assuring a high-quality custom sheet metal product.
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