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Metal Machining Insight: Avoiding built up edge

What is built up edge?

Built up edge (BUE),  is a problem you can face when machining ‘sticky’ metals such as low carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium. BUE is material from the work piece that builds up against the rake face of the cutting

Portable band saw blade speeds for cutting metal pipelines

 

Portable band saws are designed to be robust and simple to use. If you use them correctly you’ll experience hours of trouble-free cutting with plenty of use from each band saw blade.

With Mirage Portable Band Saws, you get an M42 carbide tipped

The A to Z of nuclear power for on-site machinists

Getting involved in portable machining projects within the nuclear power sector isn’t normally a quick and simple process. The unique nature of some projects (especially in nuclear decommissioning), the safety risks involved, getting security

World-Class: What does it mean for portable machine tools?

 

The words ‘world-class’ are so over-used in the business world that they’re now treated with a high degree of scepticism. Many use this phrase without any real thought, hoping it will leave the reader with a warm and fuzzy feeling of reassurance.For

How has the energy sector changed in the last 25 years?

 

As part of our ongoing 25th anniversary celebrations, this week we’re breaking away from the usual portable machine tool insight and take a look at what has changed since Mirage Machines was founded back in 1993.

Despite a few bumps along the road, the

Types of construction vehicle and opportunities for in-situ machining

 

If you’re an on-site machinist looking to get work in the construction and mining industries, you’ll need to understand the basic types of plant used in this lucrative sector. From bulldozers backhoe loaders, getting familiar with each vehicle type

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