In the metal processing world, every new contract comes as a new and customized challenge. Increased demand for steel coils with finer width and length parameters have ushered in an era of more robust precision slitting – with technological advancements in slitting equipment, software, and tooling practices fueling the wave.
Slitting is a metal manufacturing process wherein a coil of material, such as aluminum or steel, is slit into the lengths and widths specified by the end application. As the material runs through the machine, the steel rolls are moved through extremely sharp circular blades, making the cuts. In order to make the slice, substantial compressive forces must be applied – and when the forces exceed the tensile strength of the material, it slices. The end product is long strips of material cut to the buyer’s specifications.
A steel slitting machine is comprised of three major parts – the uncoiler, the slitter, and the recoiler. In order to ensure that the quality of the process is optimized, each element must be precisely aligned during setup.
National Material’s breadth of slitting capabilities is of tremendous value to our customers, who know that we have the right equipment to process their orders on time and to the right specifications. Our customers appreciate the high level of precision and quality we offer in our slitting process, as it eliminates the excess material waste that can be produced by their own manufacturing processes creating real value.
National Material processes hot rolled, cold rolled and galvanized steel for a wide variety of gauges and lengths.
Our slitting lines offer the following benefits:
Streamlined material flow
About National Material L.P. – With more than 3,000 employees from a multinational portfolio of companies, NMLP provides engineered metal products, including aluminum extrusion and stainless steel rolled products, to automotive, aerospace, construction, defense, electrical, and industrial markets.
Visit National Material: http://www.nationalmaterial.com or call (U.S.) 847-806-7200, Diana Pulido.
National Material’s steel and metal supply chain management services are designed to meet the needs of each and every customer, tailored to meet today’s requirements and tomorrow’s growth goals. Our specialized team of steel and metal experts are strategic partners positioned to work with customers directly. We offer solutions serving many industries including automotive, agriculture, heavy truck/equipment, electrical/industrial enclosures, HVAC, appliance, construction, general stampers, and roll formers.
Founded in 1964, National Material Company offers 50+ years of leadership in supplying, processing, and servicing the metal manufacturing needs of diverse industries. With processing facilities and service centers in the U.S. and Mexico, NMC is strategically located to deliver its substantial capabilities.
Directed buy pricing – OEM negotiates price with mill, NMC buys metal at “directed” price
Firm price for a short period (up to a quarter)
Resale option – OEM negotiates price with mill, processor “resales” back to OEM at a price that includes value-add services
Spot pricing – one-time purchase with quick turnaround
Hedging/futures eliminates price volatility
Value added/value engineering
Providing value over & above the price of the steel
Mass reduction—light weighting
Product & process training
Electronic data interchange (EDI)
Increases accuracy and efficiency of transactions
Automated transaction processing
Eliminates keystroke errors
Reduce administrative costs
China supply chain management
NMC has extensive operations in China
Expertise in sourcing metals and parts within China
Import parts from China to North America
Automotive tool & die manufacturer within China
Tool and die engineering services
Using a network of partners, NMC can provide
14 steel service centers across North America
Our 14 plants have a processing capability of over 2,000,000 tons per year, and a total of 3.2 million square feet under roof.
Our plants are strategically located to save our customers on freight and shipping costs, which often ends up being a significant chunk of an OEM’s orders to a manufacturer.
13 plants with processing capability of over 2,000,000 tons/year
2 million square feet under roof
Plants strategically located to save you freight costs (truck, rail, barge, etc.)
Access to expanded capabilities through our parent company, National Material Limited Partnership, as well as multiple joint ventures partnerships
About National Material L.P. – With more than 3,000 employees from a multinational portfolio of companies, NMLP provides engineered metal products, which include aluminum extrusion and stainless steel rolled product companies, to automotive, aerospace, construction, defense, electrical, and industrial markets.