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Aluminum Plate Cutting Tips

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Aluminum Plate Cutting Tips

April 10, 2012

Aluminum plate is a highly versatile product that has unlimited uses.  It is fabricated to fit the needs of applications from industrial facilities to commercial properties.   Aluminum plate starts in a thickness of ¼” and can go all the way up to 40” or thicker.

Effectively and safely cutting aluminum plate is important in creating a high quality product.  Here are a few tips when cutting plate with a blade:

  • Use carbide tipped high speed blades
  • For a fast cut typically use a 60 tooth blade, however this blade may not produce the best finish
  • For an optimum finish use a higher number tooth blade like an 80 tooth blade
  • Blades should be routinely sharpened by a qualified service provider
  • Gage your speed based on the thickness and alloy of aluminum plate you are cutting
  • For safety, use gloves  and safety glasses while cutting
  • Be cautious of aluminum plate dust as it is flammable

SlipNOT® coats aluminum plate with a file hard, high traction non-slip surface to create a long lasting safety product.  SlipNOT® plate can be treated in the same way as regular metal plate however when it comes to fabricating SlipNOT® recommends that all cutting and fabrication be completed before the slip resistant surface is applied.  If cutting needs to be completed after the surface is bonded to the plate the non-slip aluminum plate is best cut by water-jet cutting, plasma cutting, laser cutting or torch cutting.  If shearing the plate it is best to turn the plate over so the blade does not come into contact with the hardened non-slip surface.  SlipNOT® aluminum plate can also be coated with a steel, stainless steel or aluminum surface for optimum versatility.