Triple the value with three new blades from Julia – ‘cutting edge’ at its best!

The Italian company, Julia Utensili SPA, has, since its inception, been involved in manufacturing high-speed steel blading, explains First Cut Director Gary Willis. However, in terms of tungsten carbide tipped (TCT) blades, the company has now increased its range. While Julia has been producing TCT blades for cutting timber for many years, it has recently begun to develop and manufacture TCT blades for cutting steel. Recently, the company has invested substantially in machinery and developing products for this TCT blade market. Julia is Italy’s leading manufacturer of high-speed saw blading…

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BLM Group: turning your tube-bending and end-forming into a production pipeline.

Conventional production-line steel processing dictates that one part is made at a time. Parts are processed sequentially and eventually become part of a larger whole. However, it has been shown that this system, being sequential, is inherently inefficient as, among other things, the production line has to cater for intermediate storage and retrieval of semi-finished goods. The BLM Group presents a productivity enhancing solution in its 3-Runner, Smart, E-Shape and E-Form suite of machines. In South Africa, BLM equipment is distributed by First Cut, the country’s leading distributor of cutting…

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First Cut ‘cuts’ a vibrant new profile in Mpumalanga

First Cut is developing an exciting new profile in the Lowveld at Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit). Their presence builds on the foundation of an existing company, Bremsaw, which is a well-known local saw doctor business, explains Director of First Cut, Gary Willis. Dave and Anna Bremner owned the company for some 20 years. While the company had been a customer of First Cut for many years buying various sawing-related products, a change came about when Dave and Anna decided to sell their business. Willis has had a long and successful relationship…

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Everising’s fully automatic bandsaws are at the cutting edge of world steel processing technology

In any manufacturing environment, the bandsaw is the production manager’s best friend. Fully automated bandsaws can have a very significant effect on the productivity of fabrication businesses or steel merchants, for example. To assist, the Everising Machine Company produces a range of fully automated bandsaws, of both pivot- and column-types. Everising has four pivot-type bandsaws in its S-250HB – S 460HB range. The bandsaws feature full PLC control of all electrical and hydraulic functions. The raising and lowering of the cutting head is controlled by a single lifting cylinder which…

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First Cut’s new Garboli and Comac agencies add greater polish and more bending versatility for profitable steel processing

First Cut, GARBOLI LPC300

For more than six decades, First Cut has been a leading distributor and manufacturer of cutting consumables as well as representing world-class OEMs in the field of steel processing equipment. Throughout this growth trajectory, the foundation of the company’s growth has been its dedication to enhancing the productivity of its customers – which has been achieved by unfailingly providing them with the world’s most advanced technology solutions. First Cut’s capital equipment division is responsible for and represents a range of international OEMs which offer customers a combined and complementary range…

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First Cut and Messer – a ‘heavy-duty’ quality combination for state-of-the-art steel fabrication

For more than 60 years, First Cut has been South Africa’s foremost distributor of capital equipment and related cutting consumables; and has an enviable portfolio of international principals which are world leaders in their particular fields. However, there was one area which First Cut sought to augment, and that was the cutting of thicker steel plate. To provide this solution, First Cut recently concluded a mutually beneficial agreement with the company Messer Cutting Systems in Europe, to take over the latter’s South African operation. Messer has had a presence in…

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Bystronic Xpert Pro press brake – award winner shows fabricators and manufacturers how to ‘rule the bends’

With Industry 4.0 being a major trend in modern fabrication and manufacturing, it is more essential than ever that all equipment items in the production line have balanced capacities, and are able to operate in a coordinated network. Bending is an essential function in many engineering and industrial processes, and the necessary equipment has to match customer requirements precisely. The new Bystronic Xpert Pro range provides manufacturers with precise bending solutions which offer consistently high bending quality. A new press brake is a substantial investment, and for this reason versatility…

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Laser power first: First Cut delivers first fibre laser ever imported to Zimbabwe for customer Sawpower

The delivery of a Bystronic Bysprint 3015 by First Cut to its customer Sawpower in Zimbabwe, was a milestone moment for both the customer and the country. In a major technological advance, this was the first laser sheet-metal processor of any description to be delivered to Zimbabwe. What is more, the Bysprint was also delivered along with a NitraCut nitrogen generator – also a first for Zimbabwe – which Sawpower will be using to supply assist-gas to the new laser sheet steel processor. Apart from the benefit to Sawpower, the…

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First Cut’s stellar business growth drives major space optimisation for star-studded customer service

  In spite of the prevailing economic challenges industry has experienced in the past few years, First Cut has embarked upon a major expansion of its offices in Benrose, Johannesburg. First Cut was ready for growth in the business and required additional floor space to cope with the growth and increased activity the company has been experiencing. “We needed to expand our stores and to expand our footprint across all divisions. For example, we decided to renovate our showroom area for capital equipment from our international principals such as Starrett,…

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No ‘brakes’ on innovation: First Cut brings Bystronic’s award-winning Xpert 40 press brake/Mobile Bending Cell combination to South Africa

Great innovation deserves to be rewarded. In the case of the foremost Swiss OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Bystronic – a leading global provider of high-quality solutions for the sheet-metal processing industry – their Mobile Bending Cell was recognised with an award for innovative solutions in the field of sheet-metal processing at the Blechexpo 2017 exhibition. This remarkable bending technology is available in South Africa from First Cut, Bystronic’s South African distributor and leader in the provision of capital equipment and consumables. Global fabrication is demanding an ever-greater variety of sizes…

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