If you’re cutting plate that is a few inches thick, then you’re serious about your work. And if you’re serious about your work, you don’t want to wait for materials to get to the shop. Slow-downs at the supplier = slow downs in your schedule!
That’s why we’ve added a high-capacity production saw to our equipment line-up. To get plate out the door and in your shop as quickly as possible! When it comes to cutting thick aluminum plate up-to 4.5″, managing orders can be a challenge for other suppliers with less advanced equipment. (Cutting your own plate? Scroll-down for a quick Pro Tip from the OnlineMetals shop!)
CUTTING THICK ALUMINUM AT HOME
If you have project involving cutting thick aluminum plate (or other sheet) that can be cut on your own equipment, here’s a tip for getting your cuts right the first time. When you’re not sure about the exact shape or size you want to cut out, draw your design on a disposable surface first! This can be a poster board, or left over cardboard material. Make a pattern of the desired end product and hold the pieces together with tape. This will even work for multi-dimensional projects. When you get the shape/size you want, take the pattern pieces apart and use as a template outline on your aluminum plate. Draw directly on the metal with a black marker, then make your cuts.
Need some aluminum plate for a project? We’ve got cut-to-size thick aluminum plate up-to 4.5″ in-stock and ready to ship today! Check-out the inventory now >>