Kloeckner offers customers the latest in shearing equipment and capabilities.

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Shearing Process


Kloeckner offers plentiful shearing capabilities throughout our North American footprint of over 40 service centers and branches. We’re proud to offer any product customized to customer specification, regardless of dimension or tolerance, in addition to a full inventory of standard products. That versatility allows our customers the value of invoicing their entire supply chain through one invoice. In addition, they get access to state-of-the-art warehousing services, Industry 2.0 inventory management, and expert consultation. It’s all part of our commitment to customer service at the highest level possible.

Products That Undergo Shearing

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is shearing?


    Shearing is a metal cutting process that involves cutting a piece of sheet metal or plate along a straight line, using a shear machine. It is a process that is used to cut flat sheet and plate material to a specific size and shape.

    During the process, the metal is placed on the shear machine and a sharp blade is used to apply the necessary force to the metal, cutting it along a straight line. The blade moves through the metal, creating a clean cut with minimal deformation to the surrounding metal.

    Shearing is a versatile process that can be used to cut a variety of metals, including steel, aluminum, copper, and brass. It is commonly used in the metal fabrication industry to produce a range of products, including machine parts, components for buildings and bridges, and various consumer goods.

    It is typically faster and less expensive than other cutting methods, such as laser cutting or water jet cutting, making it a popular choice for high-volume production runs. However, it may not be suitable for all applications, particularly those requiring complex shapes or cuts.

  • What metal types are sheared?


    Many different types of metal products can be sheared, depending on the specific application and requirements. The metal products that are commonly sheared include:

    1. Plates: Metal plates are commonly sheared for applications in construction, manufacturing, and transportation.
    2. Sheets: Metal sheets are another commonly sheared product, particularly for applications in the automotive and aerospace industries.
    3. Bars: Metal bars are typically long, thin products that can be sheared to a specific length for use in various applications, such as in the construction of buildings, bridges, and machinery.
    4. Pipes: Metal pipes are often sheared to a specific length for use in various applications, such as in plumbing, HVAC systems, and industrial piping.
    5. Tubes: Metal tubes are commonly sheared for applications in the automotive, aerospace, and medical industries, as well as in the production of consumer goods.
    6. Angles: Metal angles are commonly sheared for use in construction and manufacturing, particularly for applications in frames, supports, and other structural components.
    7. Beams: Metal beams are commonly sheared for use in construction, particularly for applications in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other infrastructure.
    8. Channels: Metal channels commonly undergo the process for use in construction and manufacturing, particularly for applications in frames, supports, and other structural components.

    The specific metal product will depend on the requirements of the application, including factors such as thickness, strength, durability, and cost.

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