The Different Types of
SLIT METAL EDGES
The slitting of metal often results in sharp edges with a sometimes unwelcome side-effect – burrs. These small pieces of material can be hazardous to handle and impede certain manufacturing processes and are often removed by edge conditioning.
Edge conditioning is an essential part of the manufacturing process, mechanically removing burr to form a clean, safe and smooth edge that’s ready for further use. This machining process offers a variety of standard edge shapes – including square, round, rolled, and slit – completely tailored to manufacturers’ specific requirements.
Edge conditioning offers a host of advantages, from enhanced safety to productivity gains. By ensuring secure handling, reducing risk and liability exposure, as well as increased formability, manufacturers can benefit greatly from perfect edge conditioning.
TYPES OF EDGES
Below are the different edge conditioning shapes we offer at Rolled Metal Products:
Full radius round edge produced by skiving (cutting into layers). Commonly referred as #1 Round Edge.
A rotary slit edge that is roughly square with the burr intact. Commonly referred as #3 Slit Edge.
Full-square edge produced by skiving.
V-shaped edge produced by skiving.
Modified round edge produced by edge rolls.
Same as a slit edge except the burr has been eliminated by rolling or filing. Commonly referred as #5 Deburred Edge.
Skived edge broken corner.
We can also produce custom edge shapes. Contact us for more information.
YOUR PREMIERE STAINLESS STEEL EDGE CONDITIONING PROVIDER
Rolled Metal Products offers premiere stainless steel edge conditioning, providing our customers with highly accurate widths and gauge tolerances. Through this efficient process, die life is improved and loading times can be cut by up to 100%, resulting in significant cost savings benefits. Customers have the option of receiving their order as cut-to-length (CTL), ribbon wound, or traverse wound oscillate coil for maximum convenience.
Rolled Metal Products is ready to help you find the perfect stainless steel edging solution for your needs. Our knowledgeable and friendly service professionals are on hand, ready to offer personalized advice – reach out today!