Perhaps not trains, but Gould Alloys count themselves as a leading supplier of high integrity ferrous and non-ferrous metals to both the aerospace and motorsport industries and of course, they also serve other industries such as defence, power generation and oil and gas exploration and production.
Established in 1984 in north east Derbyshire, close to the heart of Sheffield's steel manufacturing industry, Gould Alloys is a privately owned and independent company, whilst remaining part of a large international group of companies.
The company's stock range includes aluminium, alloy steels, stainless steel, nickel alloys, titanium, and phosphor bronze in both aerospace and commercial specifications/alloys, spanning all semi-finished forms.
Highly experienced in the use of bandsaws, including Danobat sawing machines supplied by Prosaw, the company has now invested in a circular saw for the very first time, having recently taken delivery of a MEGA circular saw from Prosaw.
Designed to be used with stainless steel and alloy billets of up to 100mm diameter, the carbide tipped blade slices it's way effortlessly through the billets in less than 10 seconds. The same cut would take approximately 7 or 8 minutes using a bandsaw.
Delighted Production Manager Gary Smith revealed "The MEGA saw not only helps us to drastically improve our delivery times, but also allows us to take on work with shorter lead times than we normally would. Also, since the circular saw is inherently more accurate than a bandsaw for this type of application, we save about 1mm of material per cut. This is an additional factor that adds to the significant cost savings that we already enjoy by using this machine."
He added "We have also been very impressed with Prosaw's performance, both from the perspective of engineering ability as well as from their continued and excellent after sales support."