OPIE Manufacturing Group Doubles Cutting Efficiency with the FOM Blitz Alva 500 cutting in aluminium.

In the world of metal fabrication and engineering, time is as precious as the materials we cut, shape, and finish. Every second shaved off a process can mean significant savings in time and cost, not to mention an increase in production capacity. That’s why at OPIE Manufacturing Group, we’ve constantly move our production lines capability

The Challenge in cutting aluminium:

Cutting aluminium presents a unique set of challenges, distinct from those encountered when cutting steel, despite aluminum being a softer metal. Understanding these differences is crucial for any engineer or metal fabricator aiming for precision and efficiency in their projects. Here’s why aluminium can more difficult to handle:

  • Heat Transfer: Aluminum’s excellent heat conductivity means that the heat generated during the cutting process can quickly spread throughout the material. This rapid heat distribution can lead to warping or even melting of the aluminum if the heat isn’t properly managed. Steel, in contrast, conducts heat less efficiently, which results in more localised heating during cutting and less risk of material distortion.
  • Gumming: Due to its low melting point, aluminium has a tendency to adhere to cutting tools. This “gumming” effect can lead to uneven cuts and significantly reduce the lifespan of the blades. Steel’s higher melting point means it’s less likely to stick to the cutting tools, making it easier to achieve clean cuts and prolonging blade life.
  • Reflectivity: The reflective nature of aluminum poses a specific challenge for laser cutting methods. Traditional lasers can struggle to produce precise cuts on aluminum because the light is reflected away from the material. Steel, absorbing laser light more effectively, is simpler to cut cleanly with laser technology.

The OPIE Solution is the: FOM Blitz Alva 500

Introducing the FOM Indsutrie Blitz Alva 500, a double-headed aluminium saw known for its precision and speed. This Italian made machine has been a game-changer for us, and here’s why:


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  • Double the Cutting Power: With two cutting heads operating simultaneously, we’ve effectively doubled our cutting capacity. This means we can deliver projects in half the time it used to take, significantly increasing our throughput.
  • Precision and Versatility: The FOM Blitz Alva 500 allows for cutting angles from 22.5° outwards to 90°, thanks to its pneumatic cylinders with mechanical stops for intermediate angles. This level of control and flexibility ensures that we can meet any project specification with precision.
  • Large Cutting Length: With options for cutting lengths of 4,000 mm, 5,000 mm, and 6,000 mm, we can handle large-scale projects with ease, reducing the need for multiple cuts and ensuring consistency across all pieces.
  • Renowned Reputation: The FOM Blitz Alva 500 comes from a lineage of high-quality, durable, and reliable machinery. Its reputation in the industry gave us the confidence that we were investing in a solution that would not only meet but exceed our expectations.

By choosing the FOM Blitz Alva 500 for our customers aluminium fabrication needs, we at OPIE Manufacturing Group have effectively doubled our cutting efficiency, overcoming the inherent challenges of working with aluminium and setting a new standard for precision and speed in the industry with the the FOM Blitz Alva 500 Oleopneumatic advanced  tungsten carbide blades Opie Group always has the cutting edge! .

 A Future Built on Efficiency and Precision

For engineers and metal fabricators looking to stay ahead in a competitive industry, the FOM Blitz Alva 500 represents a leap forward in technology and efficiency. 

In the end, it’s not just about the machines we use; it’s about how we use them to push the boundaries of what’s possible in metal fabrication. The FOM Blitz Alva 500 has allowed us to do just that, and we look forward to the future innovations that will continue to shape our industry. Book a call that fits your schedule

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Opie Group offer a complete service!

Our experienced professionals are ready to assist you with all your manufacturing needs. Explore the full spectrum of our services at opiegroup.com.au and discover how Opie Manufacturing Group can elevate your Product development from scan to manufacture!

1️⃣ Innovative Product Design: Bring your concepts to reality with our team of skilled engineers and cutting-edge product design services. We excel at transforming your ideas into top-notch, tangible solutions including Laser Scaning and 3D moddeling.

2️⃣ Precision Laser Cutting: Harness the power of our advanced laser cutting machines to process a wide range of shapes, sizes, and materials, meeting your exact requirements with unmatched accuracy.

3️⃣ Robotic Laser Welding: As the premier manufacturing company in the southern hemisphere offering large-scale robotic welding services, our TruLaser Weld 5000 and expert team ensure superior welds at remarkable speeds. Experience unparalleled efficiency and precision.

4️⃣ CNC Milling & Machining: Our state-of-the-art CNC milling and lathe machines enable us to create precise parts and custom components for seamless integration. Count on us for precision and dependability.

5️⃣ Expert Bending & Rolling: Benefit from our comprehensive bending and rolling services, covering plate, sheet, tube, and section materials. These are just a few facets of our extensive service offerings tailored to elevate your engineering projects. 🛠️🔧

6️⃣ Skilled Welding Craftsmanship: Our team of skilled craftsmen delivers exceptional welding services, ensuring precision and quality in every project. Trust us for expert welding solutions tailored to your specific needs. ⚙️

7️⃣ Professional Powder Coating: Enhance the durability and aesthetics of your products with our professional powder coating services. Our advanced techniques provide a flawless finish that protects against corrosion and wear. 

8️⃣ Comprehensive Packaging Solutions: Our meticulous packaging solutions ensure that your products are delivered safely and securely. From custom packaging designs to protective measures, we prioritize the safe transit of your goods. 📦

Feel free to contact us at 02 4728 6111 and request a quote, or make any inquiries.

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