There are many factors you might consider when looking for a metal service center, including customer service, quality of materials, and secondary services. One helpful secondary service is metal slitting.
How does metal slitting work?
Metal slitters take wide coils and cut them down to narrower widths. This process can be done for inventory purposes or when a customer requires a specific width. Sheet metal slitting requires specialized machinery and, when it's done properly, can make additional processing faster and more precise.
Take a glimpse behind the scenes to see how our metal slitters work in this short video:
Benefits of sheet metal slitting
Having your metal slitting done by a service provider has many benefits, including achieving tight tolerances, keeping product consistent, and reducing scrap. Plus, buying material pre-cut to the width of your finished product means you won’t be losing material to edge trimming like if you were shearing sheet metal.
At Mead Metals, our coil slitters can cut metal to any width, from 24-inch strips all the way down to quarter-inch strips, based on our customers’ needs. We offer our slitting process for any quantity and for all of our metals. We are even able to emboss these strips, like we did for one of our fish bait customers. Collaborating with a company out east, we were able to produce a hexagonal pattern for their slit coils, saving them the time and money of adding this embossing to their production process.
Mead thrives on these types of collaborative relationships with our clients. For more than fifty years, we’ve been supplying prime materials and first-rate secondary services like metal slitting to our clients. We look forward to continue providing the market with high-quality, low-volume specialty metals for decades to come.