Dynashape, the UK’s most experienced sawblade servicing and manufacturing specialist, has secured a new 12-month contract with Britain’s largest specialist cold roll-forming company, voestalpine Metsec plc.
Dynashape first won the business in 2015, after showing how it could deliver much longer sawblade life. The new contract is for the continued supply of TIALN-coated SHSS (Super High Speed Steel) and TCT (Tungsten Carbide Tipped) sawblades, as well as for sawblade remanufacturing.
900 more cuts per new blade
“This will be the second year that we have provided sawblade services for Metsec,” comments Dynashape’s Managing Director, Chris Parkes, “and I am absolutely delighted that the team at Metsec has chosen to appoint us again. When we first won the business, we demonstrated how our sawblades were capable of delivering in the region of 3,000 cuts per blade. That’s around 900 more cuts per blade than Metsec was achieving using a competitor’s products. More importantly, it underlines the true cost effectiveness of the improved sawblade technology that is employed by Dynashape.”
Remanufacturing blades to perform like new
Providing Metsec with sawblades that have a much longer life, however, really is only part of the story. Dynashape’s considerable investment in the latest CNC sawblade manufacturing technologies – the same machinery that is used by leading sawblade producers globally – means it is also able to remanufacture Metsec’s blunt blades to ‘as new’ standards.
“We presently remanufacture some 20 to 30 SHSS sawblades each week for Metsec,” adds Dynashape Sales Engineer, Richard Meacham. “Depending on usage, blades can typically be remanufactured up to twelve times – and all for a fraction of the cost of buying new.”
TCT and SHSS blades for Metsec’s roll-formed solutions
Metsec specialises in providing the highest quality cold roll-formed solutions. These include purlins and side rails, lightweight steel framing, dry lining and cable management solutions, for the construction industry, as well as custom roll forming and profile manipulation for a wide range of market sectors including construction machinery, transport, office furniture and energy.
Dynashape supplies sawblades to both the Custom Roll Forming (CRF) and Profile Manipulation (MPM) areas at Metsec’s Oldbury-based manufacturing site. The CRF division produces bespoke profiles from S460 steel and uses Dynashape’s 600mm diameter coated TCT and SHSS TIALN-coated blades. Metsec’s Profile Manipulation division uses Dynashape’s 300 - 315mm diameter SHSS TIALN-coated blades.
Considerable savings for Metsec
“The improvements in sawblade life and the resultant cost savings that Dynashape has brought us are considerable,” says Lee Clark, Production Manager of Metsec’s Profile Manipulation division. “The combined effect of longer-lasting blades and highly effective sawblade remanufacturing at lower cost equates to savings of around £2,000 per month over both divisions. Such impressive savings are extremely important to us as they play their part in helping us to give our customers the very best possible value. The service provided by Dynashape is also exceptional. They are never more than a phone call or email away and they always collect and deliver on time.”