Shearing is a type of metal cutting where a shearing force is applied to cut. It uses a punch or die tool with upper and lower blades that cut metal in place after applying a quick downward blow. The shearing process performs only fundamental straight-line cutting on a flat metal stock.
Once the metal sheet or plate has been positioned and clamped, the cut is achieved by one square edged (cutting) blade being passed by another square edged (stationary) blade. This action produces such a high degree of force that the material has no option but to shear and this produces very straight cuts with a slight burred edge.Shearing sheet metal and plates is possible with almost any material from; ranging from Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Titanium, Brass and all forms of Mild Steel, including Galvanized and Zintec Sheets.
The benefits of this process, sometimes called die cutting, include the ability to cut relatively small lengths of material at any time since the shearing blades can be mounted at an angle to reduce the required shearing force. Also, shear cutting is an advantage to customers with limited budget because it is extremely cost effective. And you can assure the preciseness of the cut.
Capital Sheet Metal performs a lot of metal fabricating and cutting services. Shearing service is not an exception. Our team offers shearing processing services to provide you with the custom sizes or shapes required for your specific application. We offer special shearing and miter cuts for your chosen type of metal. Our Metal Shearing services are not just limited to sheets and plates, we can also Round Bar, Flat Bar and Square Bar, it is also possible for us to shear Angles and Channels, although only along the length.With our high quality shears, we can take care of all your metal shearing needs.
The maximum thickness of any particular material being sheared varies greatly and is dependent on it’s tensile strength, but as a guide our Metal Shearing service ranges from 0.7mm up to 16mm in thickness and up to 3 meters long, giving our customers the flexibility they want and the value they need.