6938 Barney Rd

Houston, TX 77092


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6061 Aluminum

Join our product specialist at Houston Metal Sawing, Houston’s premier sawing and processing facility, as we take on an unusual project – sawing a 6061 aluminum plate. Typically dealing with steel, we occasionally find ourselves working with aluminum, like this 6061 plate. This versatile material is soft, lightweight, and exhibits medium to high strength, good weldability, and exceptional machinability.

Aluminum is abundant in the earth’s crust, but doesn’t exist in nature as a pure element. It must be extracted from its ore, and that manufacturing process is a complex one.

In its pure form, aluminum is pale, whitish-silver in color. It’s lightweight and not difficult to form machine, or cast. These qualities make it a high-demand metal in them manufacturing industry – second only to steel.

  • Double Column cutting machine
  • Touch screen and rotary encoder
  • Hydraulic carbide guide

6061 Aluminum

Cutting Specifications

 280 feet / minute
 13 in2 / minute
 27 seconds / cut 

  • M-42 cobalt high speed steel edge
  • Ground tooth form 
  • 5-7 degree positive rake angle
  • Stainless Steel Wire
  • Extend the life of your band saw blade
  • Used on all band saw machines
  • Replace the factory band saw blade guide assemblies with a precision carbide guide
  • Less wasted material, longer blade life
  • Thousands of replacement parts for Amada, Marvel, Doall, Hydmech, and HEM
  • Highest quality aftermarket parts

Bandsaw Blade Feed and Speed Calculator

Use the handy Speed and Feed Calculator on Sawblade.com to determine the correct blade speed and blade tooth pitch based on the material you are cutting.

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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time

6938 Barney Rd
Houston, Texas 77093

Precision Cutting Specialist

Our sawing capabilities include a large range of metals, castings, plastics or molded parts. You can count on Houston Metal Sawing to deliver your parts on time and within budget.

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