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Everything you need to know about bevelling: ShapeCUT


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At ShapeCUT, were all about providing quality steel profile cutting services – right down to the fine details of metalwork. As one of our services, customers often request bevel cutting or bevelling as part of an order. It can be an overlooked element of steelworks, so here we take a closer look at exactly what bevelling is. It could be the perfect solution for your next steel project.

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Everything you need to know about bevelling: ShapeCUT

  2. 2. Bevelling is the process of creating an angled sloped edge on a piece of metal. This is formed in preparation for a welding seam and its uses are endless, ranging from minor steel projects such as cabinet creation to major civil infrastructure projects. W H A T I S B E V E L L I N G ?
  3. 3. The welding shapes bevelling is purposed for are defined by a series of letters: Y, K, V, and VV. Bevelling can vary in how challenging it is, based on the metal used. A bevel may also be required on complex pieces of metal, such as a curved piece of metal that needs a bevel on an inside diameter. W H A T I S B E V E L L I N G ?
  4. 4. This is an important consideration when addressing the project as a whole. When bevelling multiple pieces together, it’s critical to ensure that each shape configuration is accurate, so that the welding seams smoothly align. W H A T I S B E V E L L I N G ?
  5. 5. 1 B E V E L L E N G T H Bevel length is important to ensure two main things: strength and easier downstream operation once welded. When it comes to efficient, high-quality welding, consistency is key.
  6. 6. 2 A N G L E D E G R E E It’s important to consider the tolerance level when addressing the bevel angle. Whatever the application, as long as the angle falls within the tolerance parameters, you’re set for a solid bevel.
  7. 7. 3 H E A T Heat can critically change alloy composition, which creates problems as it alters the structure and strength of the metal. It’s necessary to consider heating processes when planning a bevelling project.
  8. 8. WWW.SHAPECUT.COM.AU 1800 ShapeCUT (1800 742 732)