Jeff Bloomhuff is a technical representative for BAHCO Bandsaw Products, a division Snap-on Industrial Brands and a member of the Forging Industry Association (FIA). He can be contacted at Jeffrey.A.Bloomhuff@snapon.com or at 800-446-7404.
The sawing of bar stock into billets is one of the first steps in many forging processes, yet for some reason the bandsaw operation and equipment often do not get the attention they deserve. This article discusses how to improve your bandsaw’s operational and performance efficiency.
If there is one machine on your manufacturing floor that isn’t getting the attention it deserves, it’s most likely your bandsaw. For many forging houses, it is a bottleneck at worst and ignored at best.