Precision-Slit Stainless Steel Coil

The exceptional versatility of stainless steel allows the material to be produced in an extensive array of different formats, each of which can be used to facilitate an equally-extensive array of different applications. One of these many formats is stainless steel strip coil, which is used in many industries to create a diverse range of products from cutlery to surgical instruments.

Certain applications require stainless steel coil to be slit to ultra-precise tolerances. In this edition of the BS Stainless blog, we are going to look in more detail at the precision-slitting process.   

To start with, let's define exactly what a stainless steel coil is. Essentially, it is a rolled sheet of stainless steel that has been wound into a coil shape, the size and dimensions of which are informed by the specific industry it will be used in, whether that is construction, manufacturing, automotive or something else.

Slitting is a process that involves cutting such a coil into narrower strips. Ensuring that these finished strips are entirely free from any defects and are of a consistent width is essential and requires exceptional precision. The accuracy of the dimensions can be as small as 0.127mm.
Precision slitting allows exact customisation of stainless steel strips, ensuring that they can be used with confidence by the customer for their specific application. Every strip that makes up the coil is guaranteed to display uniformity in its thickness, width and overall quality, providing the consistency required when super-tight tolerances are crucial. The process is an efficient one, minimising waste by negating the need for additional trimming or processing.

As one of the leading independent producers of precision-slit stainless steel strip coil in the UK, BS Stainless is able to reliably meet your unique needs using our in-house machinery and dedicated lines. We offer the component in numerous grades and finishes along with additional processing options such as cutting to specified lengths and burr removal. All orders are packed to specification before being rapidly shipped.

To find out more about the comprehensive range of precision-slit stainless steel coil available from BS Stainless, please browse our website. If you need further information or would like to get a competitive quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our technical team.

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