Materials are not always available in ideal sizes. Accurate can reduce plate in most metals to strip, or squares/rectangles nearer net size ready for further processing, leaving usable/re-saleable solid offcuts.
This centrifugally cast compressor casing for a land-based turbine generator sawn into two equal pieces on one of our largest horizontal bandsaws in our sawing service. This casing measures 1350mm long and 1450mm in diameter with a wall thickness of 200mm, but we can accommodate up to 2000mm.
Specialist, heavy-duty vertical band saws, used by Accurate Cutting Services, produce substantial economies by profiling blanks to remove excess material in bulk, prior to machining. The removal of the excess material can substantially reduce machining time and tooling costs. Using a band-saw blade, less material is turned into swarf or chippings, 2mm or 3mm kerf loss being typical, and the offcuts are available for use or for sale as prime stock rather than scrap.