Process: Guillotine


Guillotine is a machine tool in which shearing is performed. Shearing is a quick and simple way to cut thin sheet metal.

A guillotine is a machine tool that cuts some types of sheet metal. The workpiece is fixed in the machine tool and subsequently cut by pressing a blade through the workpiece and into a die underneath. Unlike many other processes, shearing does not use a rotating tool-piece. Instead it works like a pair of scissors which means a blade presses against it using a good amount of force. Naturally, a sharp blade would not last long if pressed against metals so the edge of the blade is square. The are some techniques to reduce the force needed to cut, for example cutting at an angle. Some types of material are well-suited for shearing such as aluminium, brass, bronze and mild steel.

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    Suppliers with cutting capacity are asked to provide a simple quotation for cutting 304 stainless steel to length, which will be required for use within a medical application. The client seeks a second-source supplier for these items, as well as the possible production of similar parts moving forward. They spend a massive £500,000 a year on bespoke fabricated components, meaning that there is plenty of scope for the chosen supplier to develop the relationship. Please note that the overall quality is paramount. Due to the simplicity of this project, there are no drawings available, but the buyer has an immediate order to place with the chosen supplier.

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