With new equipment and expanded blanking capabilities, Kloeckner leads the North American metals industry.

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Kloeckner offers extended blanking capabilities throughout our network of North American service centers and branches. Thanks to our unparalleled range of services, including custom processes that build products to precise customer specification, our customers typically have their entire supply chains invoiced through us, simplifying their operations and reducing overall costs. Never satisfied, we add in end-to-end warehousing services and inventory management, and expert consultation throughout.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is multi-blanking?


    Multi-blanking is a metal processing technique in which a large coil of metal is fed through a blanking line that uses multiple sets of dies to simultaneously cut the coil into multiple sheets of metal of the desired size and shape. Each set of dies in the line cuts a different section of the metal coil, resulting in several sheets of metal being produced at the same time.

    Multi-blanking is commonly used for high-volume production of metal sheets that require a high degree of precision and consistency. It is particularly useful in industries such as automotive and appliance manufacturing, where parts are produced in large quantities and require tight tolerances and consistent quality.

    The benefits of multi-blanking include increased efficiency, reduced material waste, and improved accuracy and consistency. By cutting multiple sheets of metal from a single coil, the process reduces material waste and can lead to significant cost savings. Additionally, multi-blanking allows for precise control of the sheet size and shape, resulting in high-quality finished products that meet strict specifications.

    The process of multi-blanking can be automated to further increase efficiency and reduce labor costs. Automated blanking lines can be programmed to cut the metal into different shapes and sizes with high precision and repeatability, making it a versatile and cost-effective metal processing technique.

  • What is the difference between blanking, cut-to-length, slitting, and shearing?


    Blanking, cut-to-length, slitting, and shearing are all metal processing techniques that involve cutting metal into specific sizes and shapes. However, there are some key differences between these techniques:

    1. Blanking: Blanking is a metal cutting process that involves cutting a flat metal sheet or coil into a desired shape or size. The process involves a single punch and die, which cuts the metal sheet into the desired shape.
    2. Cut-to-length: Cut-to-length is a process in which a metal coil is cut into sheets of a specific length. The process typically involves uncoiling the metal, straightening it, and then cutting it to the desired length.
    3. Slitting: Slitting is a process in which a metal coil is cut into narrow strips of a specific width. The process involves multiple sets of circular knives that cut the coil into strips.
    4. Shearing: Shearing is a metal cutting process in which a metal sheet is cut using a straight blade or a set of blades. The process involves placing the metal sheet on a cutting bed and then bringing down the blade to cut the metal.

    The main differences between blanking, cut-to-length, slitting, and shearing are the type of cuts made and the equipment used. Blanking involves cutting a metal sheet into a specific shape or size using a single punch and die, while cut-to-length involves cutting a metal coil into sheets of a specific length. Slitting involves cutting a metal coil into narrow strips, while shearing involves cutting a metal sheet using a straight blade or a set of blades.

  • What is aluminum blanking?


    Aluminum blanking refers to the process of cutting or punching aluminum sheets or coils into flat shapes, typically for use as raw material for further processing or manufacturing. The process involves the use of specialized machinery, such as hydraulic presses, stamping machines, or laser cutting equipment, to shear or cut the aluminum into specific shapes or dimensions.

    Blanking is commonly used in the production of various aluminum products, including automotive parts, electronic components, household appliances, and industrial equipment. The blanks can be further processed through techniques such as bending, forming, or welding to create finished products.

    The aluminum blanking process can be performed with various grades and alloys of aluminum, depending on the specific application and desired properties of the final product. The process is often used in high-volume production environments, where efficiency and precision are crucial for maintaining consistent quality and reducing costs.

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