Saws & Tooling
Advanced Materials Saw
which is engineered specifically for cutting Advanced
Materials including plastics, composites, foam and aluminum.
This automated fully equipped plastics saw
includes many key machine features to help you process
better quality parts faster and more safely. The
pusher/clamping system automatically positions heavy
stacks of material for every precision cut which improves
safety and reduces hand and back injuries. The blade projection
of 3.75?is ideal for cutting thicker materials. The
saw is precision engineered with a heavy-duty machine
base that ensures saw cutting repeatability of high precision
parts, faster machine cycle speeds, improved productivity
and vibration free cutting of pieces which do not
require subsequent edge finishing in many cases. The
robust 24HP main motor can process a wide variety of
plastic materials and the redesigned pressure beam with
four ports efficiently evacuates chips for cleaner parts. The
specially designed cutting table with narrow grooves and
clamps enable chip free cutting of thin materials. The 4
foot rear phenolic table supports narrow strips and rods
for cross cutting into small pieces. The on-board optimization
software increases material yield and reduces waste.
A new 21.5?touchscreen PC with Maestro Software allows
storing of specific plastic cutting parameters.
SCM Group is a leading manufacturer of CNC panel
saws, CNC routers, Sanders and other products for the
For more information, contact Phil Bryant, SCM North
America, 2475 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, GA 30096, 404-759-3534, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.scmgroup-usa.com.
Powerful Panel Saw
400 P (U.S.
Saw to the
plastics industry. This powerful and versatile machine
combines state-of-the-art technology with innovative
German engineering for the ultimate in power and precision.
With advanced standard features and a wide variety
of highly customizable options, HOMAG’s HPP 400 P is
designed to meet all of your unique production needs.
The machine’s main saw motor features variable RPM
speed control for high-quality performance, while its
reverse cutting capabilities enable processing of thin plastic
sheets without the risk of damaging delicate materials.
Featuring a central side pressure device integrated
into saw carriage that works from below the machine
bed, the HPP 400 P is able to achieve precise alignment
of thin sheets as well as full stacks of dense material.
This machine also comes standard with air tables at the
front of the saw and a complete air bed with dustEx at
the cut line for effortless material handling and superior
HOMAG’s HPP 400 P U.S. Edition features HOMAG’s
easy-to-use CADMatic operating software and powerTouch
control system for intuitive machine control and operation.
Moving graphics on the controller walk the operator through
even the most complex cutting operations with ease.
For more information, contact David Mays, Stiles
Machinery, 3965 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512,
616-698-7500, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Beam Saw Line
saw model Icon
FAST LM is
(12 ft.) and
4500mm (14 ft.) cutting lengths and pusher strokes. It
offers high capacity sheet cutting at a proportionately low
cost of ownership.
The base structure is built using heavy steel structural
support elements with the now well-known Giben “LINEAR
MOTOR DRIVE?saw carriage system. The 150mm (6
inch) blade projection, with automatic, high speed blade
projection control according to the stack height, allows for
clean, precise cuts in either single sheets or multiple sheet
books. The automatic, double roller side alignment system
dynamically squares parts no matter the size.
The standard 40hp main motor, with variable blade
rotation speed through electronic inverter allows adjustability
for various types of materials and cutting requirements.
The optional main blade lubrication system
ensures efficient blade cooling for optimum cut quality
and blade life. Plastics cutting specific grippers with narrower
bottom gripper fingers and narrow gripper openings
in the table surface ensure excellent cut quality, even
when processing very thin sheets.
The safety features on the Icon FAST LM include a safety
barrier at the cutline as well as a safety curtain for
added protection. The entire pusher area is guarded with
full height safety fencing and a convenient access gate for
easy access when cleaning or servicing. The high speed
movements of the saw carriage and pusher using the
Giben optimized positioning logic ensure excellent performance
and output even when processing single sheets.
For more information, contact Laura Broward, Giben
America, Inc., 2915 Courtyards Drive, Norcross, GA
30071, 770-448-9140, E-mail: email@example.com,
Vertical Panel Saw
Inc., U.S. distributor
announced a new
model to the
U.S. market. The
new Striebig Standard S model adds another level to
their universal vertical sawing technology with integrated
new elements and retained proven benefits. Chief
among them, the Standard S will incorporate scoring as
a standard feature and sport a sleek new operator control
“Striebig has offered the industry workhorse Standard
model for decades, delivering value and durability,?said
David Bull, Colonial Saw Striebig product manager. “Now
with true split-blade scoring included, the enhanced
Standard S will help operators achieve a clean cut on both
sides and extended main blade life.?
The saw unit and control box of the Standard S deliver
both functionality and ergonomics through a new comfort
premium package that incorporates four popular features
straight from the factory: automatic pneumatic locking
support rollers; Y-axis digital measuring system; pneumatic
saw head locking with motorized fine adjustment to
within 0.005?of inch; and laser light horizontal cut indicator.
There are more than 20 additional options and
accessories such as a wooden support wall and X-axis digital
“We’re very excited about this new opportunity,?Bull
added. “It builds on Striebig’s six decades of sawing technology
and delivers the perfect edges and precise dimensions
that users have come to expect of every Striebig saw.?
For more information, contact David Bull, Colonial Saw,
Inc., P.O. Box A, Kingston, MA 02364, 781-585-4364
x204, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.csaw.com.
Selco’s Sektor Series
saws are the
for safe, efficient
and flexible production. With
the addition of the 4 Series Twin Pusher 1.2, the latest
design from Selco, they deliver the most innovative, flexible
and feature rich machine available. This system can
improve the output of a standard Sektor Series machine
by up to 25%, and because of the cutting-edge engineering
of the Biesse Group, this is the most affordable twin
pusher design available in the industry.
The 4 Series Twin Pusher 1.2, is configured with 1 controlled
axis and 2 additional grippers. The main pusher
is servo controlled, and through a unique breaking system,
the independent grippers utilize the main pusher for
For more information, contact Gerri Yarbrough, Biesse
America, 4110 Meadow Oak Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208,
704-357-3131, Fax: 704-357-3130, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.biesseamerica.com.
firm is pleased
to announce the
launch of their new
was designed to
change the way
material-yielding software is used in the plastics industry,
and utilizes advanced BlueCell algorithm technology
that is delivered via an easy to use web-based software
Based on years of development and testing, Falcon has
never been beaten by competitive optimizers and is truly
on the “cutting edge?of yield optimization technology.
Falcon averages a10% yield improvement over existing
optimization software in the market, resulting in significant
material savings for the typical plastics distributor or
Designed specifically to be used at the quoting stage,
The optimizer is uniquely positioned to make an immediate
positive impact on improving profit margins, increasing
new business, and reducing material costs. After
extensive design, development, and testing over a period
of several years, Falcon Optimizer expects to deliver a
massive return on investment.
The software features include: unlimited users per location;
unlimited part sizes and quantities; unlimited sheet
sizes and quantities; individual part pricing; ability to
import pattern files directly to a wide variety of CNC
Currently in development are labor cost/pricing calculations,
labor pricing per part, and length of cutting times.
For more information, contact Aaron Rappaport, Falcon
Optimizer, 4440 PGA Blvd., Suite 505, Palm Beach
Gardens, FL 33410, 561-775-6110, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.falconoptimizer.com.
Amana Tool's “non-melt?saw blades (for example, Item
#LB10801C) are specifically designed for cutting plastic,
Plexiglas? polycarbonates such as Lexan?and other
materials. Available in their signature ElectroBlu?
Ecofriendly non-stick coating, these blades feature a
helps to prevent resin
buildup and is even
more resistant to corrosion.
super smooth cuts in
plastic materials without
edges. The non-melt Amana Tool saw blades provide optimum
performance yet makes cleanup a breeze.
Amana Tool also produces industrial-quality carbide
tipped, solid carbide and replacement carbide cutting
tools. They recently introduced their Spektra?extreme
tool life coated CNC router bit line. The bits feature a
nACo?nanocomposite coating with an extreme Nano
hardness and heat resistance and can say sharp up to 2.5
times longer than non-coated router bits.
For more information, contact Frank Misiti, Amana Tool,
120 Carolyn Blvd., Farmingdale, NY 11735, 800-445-0077/631-752-1300, Fax: 631-752-1674, E-mail:
email@example.com, Web: www.amanatool.com.
Modified triple-chip grind
tooth style and specially engineered
side clearances make
Forrest Manufacturing's carbide
tipped No-Melt blades
the perfect choice for cutting
single or multiple stacked
sheets of plastic without chipping
The No-Melt blade is just
one of the many award-winning general-, special- and custom-
purpose blades and dados offered by Forrest
Manufacturing, a family-owned business for more than 50
years. All Forrest blades are manufactured in the U.S. to
exacting standards, using proprietary grinding techniques
and hand straightening. The result is exceptional perimeter
concentricity, an astonishing +/- .001?side runout and
super fine tooth grind for smooth, quiet and precise cuts.
The No-Melt blade is no exception. Its numerous teeth
allow fast feeding of brittle acrylics. Super-hard C-4 micro
grain carbide tips ensure 50 to 300 percent longer life
between sharpenings. The No-Melt blade is available in 7?
to 20?diameters with 60 to 120 teeth. It is particularly
appropriate for cutting acrylics, Delrins? ABS, styrenes,
PVC, and high- and low-melt nylons. Forrest blades come
with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Factory sharpening
services for all makes of carbide tipped circular blades is
Forrest also offers their Duraline available in different
tooth styles to meet different needs. The TCG for plastic
cuts smoother than No-Melt due to narrower clearance
angles. Use #11 TCG to prevent chipping edge of acrylic
sheet. Also keep blade height low if on table saw. Made
with double-hard C-4 Submicron Carbide for longer life
For more information, contact Jay Forrest, Forrest
Manufacturing Company, 457 River Road, Clifton, NJ
07014, 800-733-7111, Web: www.forrestblades.com.
Saw Blades for Plastics
Atlas Saw & Tool, LLC, a
market leading producer of
saw blades and custom tooling
since 1948, offers an
extensive line of saw blades
engineered exclusively for
the plastics industry. With
decades of plastics saw
blade manufacturing experience
and a dedicated team
of application specialists,
Atlas continues to be a preferred supplier to the plastics
Headquartered in Illinois, with additional locations in
Florida and Arizona, Atlas provides its plastics customers
with a broad range of saw blades designed to cut all types
of acrylics and mechanical plastics.
Atlas?top-selling Acrylic RV saw blades are engineered
to reduce chipping on thin acrylic sheets and feature a
unique grind pattern to minimize heat and prevent melting.
The company’s mechanical plastic saw blades feature
a unique tooth geometry design, allowing for smooth,
easy cuts on ultra-low melt plastics
?including nylon, polypropylene,
UHMW and HDPE.
“What makes Atlas Saw & Tool a
market leader is the fact that we
have blades designed for every
Kent Kerns, Atlas?General
Manager. “No matter the machine,
blade size or type of plastic that
needs to be cut, Atlas has a compatible
saw blade. And, our full line
of saw blades is always ready-toship
and typically arrives to the customer
within 24 to 72 hours.?
For more information, contact
Kent Kerns, Atlas Saw & Tool, LLC,
a Fletcher Business Group Company, 7801 Industrial Drive, Spring
Grove, IL, 60081, 815-675-1333.
Plastic Cutting Tools
Fabrication Tools and
Materials, Inc. (FTM)
offers a large selection
of saw blades, router
bits and drill bits specifically
manufactured for cutting
all types of plastics.
These saw blades are
manufactured in the
USA with meticulous
attention to every aspect of saw blade engineering and
design. These precision saw blades exceed even the most
critical cutting needs.
FTM also offers Whiteside Machine’s complete line of
made in the USA router bits and stock the most popular
choices use in the plastics fabrication industry, flush trim,
round overs, chamfers, and ‟O?flutes.
Keeping with their theme, FTM also offers a complete
line of made in the USA drill bits with specialized rake
angles and cutting-edge clearance ideal for drilling
acrylics. This line covers fractional sizes from 1/16?up to
1? lettered A-Z, numbered 1-52, and even metric sizes
2mm-13mm. If your size is still not here, it can be special
ordered with a short lead time and at a reasonable price.
For more information, contact David Geer, Fabrication
Tools and Materials, Inc., 327 Industrial Drive, Unit 1,
Placerville CA 95667, 530-626-1986, Fax: 530-642-2602,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.123ftm.com.