Precision Metal Sawing

Metal Sawing

Dix Metals provides precision metal sawing, offering a wide array of precise metal cutting equipment for cutting and squaring. We are able to saw a variety of materials:

  • Aluminum sheet and plate in 6061, 7075, 2024
  • Bronze
  • Steel
  • Raw metal
  • Tool steels
  • Cast iron
  • Mold plate
  • Copper
  • K100S cast tooling plate
  • Plastics
  • Virtually any material

Dix Metals offers several methods of precision sawing, each intended for specific types of materials and configurations. Our capabilities encompass precision sawing of aluminum plate up to 12” thick to cut-off services of aluminum extrusions, bar, and round stock up to 16” in diameter.

Dix Metals provides metal cutting services to a wide range of industries. requiring the highest quality machine-ready blanks.

While we offer metal cutting services primarily for aluminum plate and bar, Dix Metals can process nonstandard materials, including plastics, thermoplastics, stone, marble, granite and composites.

Saw Cutting Methods

Dix metals operates  6 plate saws on multiple shifts and includes automatic cut-off saws, horizontal band saws and vertical band saws.

Precision Plate Sawing

  • Sheet and plate up to 12” thick
  • Precision sawing to +/-0.005”
  • Squareness tolerances to 0.0005” per linear inch
  • Material capacity of 12" x 144" x 144"
  • Superior edge finish

Horizontal Band Sawing

  • Flat and round stock up to 16” diameter
  • Consistent tolerances of +/-0.015”
  • Consistent parallel  to 0.005”

Vertical Band Sawing

  • Aluminum circles and rings
  • 6” thick
  • 60” in diameter

Precision Cut-off Sawing

  • Precision cuts in extrusion, flat bar and round rod stock
  • Up to 8” diameter
  • Precision sawing tolerances to +/-0.005”
  • Squareness tolerances to 0.0005” per linear inch
  • Superior edge finish

Dix Metals also operates a state-of-the-art waterjet cutting, featuring two waterjet systems: Flow Corporation’s newest  60,000 PSI technology on a dual head system and a Dynamic head waterjet with Active Tolerance Control.

Our waterjet equipment provides an outstanding alternative to other cutting means such as laser, flame or plasma cutting. Additionally, waterjet cutting offers lower overall costs because of faster production rates and optimal part positioning, which substantially reduces material waste.

This form of cutting is indeed incredibly precise, providing machine-ready blanks with optimal quality and minimal burr. There is also no stress or distortion placed on the material during production.

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