First Cut - Total Cutting Solutions
 
 
First Cut - Total Cutting Solutions
 
  First Cut has been at the forefront of blade technology since the first metal-cutting band saw was produced in 1960. After 60 years of successful service, First Cut is now the undisputed market leader in the supply of cutting consumables, and at the vanguard of the capital equipment industry…Read about First Cut’s strides and successes in the provision of the ‘total cutting solution’ to industry as follows:


First Cut's stellar business growth drives major space optimisation for star-studded customer service
19 April 2018

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.

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Bystronic's ByStar fiber laser and ByTrans loader from First Cut offers warp-speed productivity combination
07 March 2018

The developments of sheet metal cutting technology over the past 30 years have been remarkable. The latest developments in fiber laser technology are taking sheet steel component production to even higher output and quality levels.

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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
07 February 2018

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.

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‘Extended’ suite of Bystronic automation solutions on for ultra-fast sheet steel processing
27 November 2017

Lowering the total cost-per-cut and therefore customers' overall production costs - and increasing their return-on-investment (ROI) - is the driving imperative of the Swiss sheet metal processing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bystronic.

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First Cut and Julia's new Iron Lady circular saw blade - a ‘steely’ cutting-edge solution for the lowest cost-per-cut
30 October 2017

At First Cut, customer service excellence is the underpinning operational ethos. As part of this, the company's consumables division recently hosted a technical visit by Luca Dreossi, Sales and Technical Support: Julia Utensili S.p.A., one of First Cut's European principals.

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Taking the stress out of cutting: First Cut endorses the use of high-quality stretcher-levelled steel from Allied Steelrode for production cost-savings of up to 15 percent
24 August 2017

Change in one type of technology often dictates change in another. The changes to steel cutting technology in the past three decades have been very significant and, with the development of high-speed fibre lasers, are now influencing the quality of steel that the industry uses.

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First Cut's solutions-driven business ethic creates cutting-edge solutions to enable productive use of recycled materials.
24 July 2017

First Cut, a leading South African distributor of cutting consumables and capital equipment, has been proud to be able to assist in promoting recycling in South Africa. Through a positive ‘can do’ attitude to service and excellent product quality - and in three notable examples - the company has significantly contributed to the drive for responsible recycling.

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First Cut and NitraLife form a ‘clean cut’ partnership to provide on-site, on-demand nitrogen to the laser-cutting industry
13 July 2017

Nitrogen is all around us and makes up the majority of the air we breathe. But for the laser cutting and fabrication sectors, high-purity nitrogen is essential as it is used to clear molten metal from the point of cutting. An important factor in this process is that - as an alternative to oxygen - nitrogen prevents oxidisation of the cut, allowing for a so-called ‘cold’ cut which gives a clean finish to the cut edges. This obviates the need for time-consuming, expensive rework.

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Explore the power of Industry 4.0 with First Cut's automated capital equipment options at Machine Tools Africa
04 May 2017

In the world of manufacturing, the term "Industry 4.0" describes a manufacturing process whereby "intelligent" machines are linked by an IT network to fully coordinate and optimise all production. Central to Industry 4.0 is a high level of automation: a concept which promises to drive manufacturing into a new age of efficiency.

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The fastest first cut: First Cut and Spear and Jackson launch new Eclipse Predator reciprocating saw blades in South Africa
11 April 2017

In the highly competitive cutting and tooling sectors, customers rely on stringent quality, robustness and technically sound products which will not only last them a life-time; but will provide excellent accuracy, performance and return-on-investment. In a nutshell, the fastest first cut.

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At the Cutting Edge of Industry 4.0: First Cut showcases automated cutting capability at Machine Tools Africa 2017
03 April 2017

The world of machine tools is changing rapidly, as fabrication and manufacturing businesses strive towards an automated vision of Industry 4.0. From 9 - 12 May, First Cut, a leading South African distributor of cutting consumables and capital equipment, will be proud to welcome customers and visitors to its stand at Machine Tools Africa 2017 (MTA).

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Sharpening productivity and profits: First Cut and Bystronic introduce the Xpert 40 compact press brake, the Swiss Army knife of press brakes
16 February 2017

The production of small steel components is a key part of overall sheet steel production. Now Bystronic, a world-leading provider of cutting and bending solutions has released the Xpert 40, a compact, mobile press brake designed specifically for the high-speed production of smaller components.

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First Cut's pallet blade: nailing the cut with speed and productivity for agricultural and many other sectors
05 December 2016

Pallets are widely used in agricultural environments, and it is inevitable that a fair number of these end up being damaged inadvertently. As pallets are typically not high-value items, repairs need to be done as quickly as possible by sawing off any damaged wood strips and replacing them.

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Adding value, cutting costs: Qinisa Steel Solutions makes a quantum leap with the latest in fibre tube laser cutting technology
31 October 2016

In 2013, it became apparent that there was a need for a steel company which would be able to add value to project steel, in the interval between sourcing raw steel from the mills, and delivery of the ready-to-assemble product to the customer.

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First Cut: A cut above the rest for 60 years - and a laser-sharp vision for the future
04 October 2016

60 seconds make up a minute and 60 minutes an hour. One might ask what 60 years would comprise. To First Cut, a leading South African manufacturer and distributor of capital equipment, cutting consumables and precision measuring tools to a broad range of industry sectors - from metal and fabrication to meat and maritime - 60 years represents far more than merely existing or the elapse of time.

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First Cut – celebrating 60 years at the ‘cutting-edge’ of South African industry
15 September 2016

From a cool-drink can to an oil tanker, before something is manufactured or fabricated, each component needs to be cut from raw material. However, the speed, accuracy, precision and reliability with which that cutting is done all has a profound impact on a manufacturer’s ultimate profitability.

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From one hour by hand to minutes by tube laser: revolutionary return-on-investment - First Cut supplies tube laser and high-speed fibre laser cutting machines to TWTLP
02 September 2016

While flat plate laser cutting has been in existence for a long time, new tube laser cutting technology is revolutionising the tube and pipe industry. This is according to Andrew Poole, Managing Director at First Cut, sole distributor and representative for BLM in South Africa. Poole notes that exciting possibilities are opening up for tube processing - resulting in a mind shift within the fabrication sector both locally and globally.

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Thought leadership Press Release: Changing the ‘profile’ of industry: Laser fibre technology a game-changer in the tube and pipe sector
16 August 2016

From sports stadiums to airports, offices to factories – the way that steel structures are being manufactured is changing drastically as new design possibilities are opening up almost on a daily basis. The reason behind this step-change in steel fabrication lies in laser fibre cutting technology, which has developed exponentially in Europe over the last three to five years.
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Bringing the new Timesavers Multi Directional Brush that uniformly deburrs and finishes edges of laser cut material
06 August 2016

First Cut, one of South Africa’s leading distributors of international capital equipment, together with the Dutch company Timesavers International B.V add even more value to the metal sector. Timesavers is a well-established manufacturer of grinding and polishing machines for the metal industry. They offer solutions in de-burring and edge-rounding and polishing of metals in general, mostly carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

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Productivity and Profits ‘in the pipeline’: BLM’s versatile fibre laser technology makes tube fabrication faster and more cost-efficient
08 July 2016

First Cut, distributors of cutting consumables and capital equipment to the South African market, is very focused this year on introducing the benefits of innovative fibre laser technology and 3D laser cutting machines to the local tube industry. The BLM Group, an Italy-based leader in tube cutting and bending technologies, has for decades focused on optimising the tube fabrication process, and the company’s LT8.10 ‘laser tube’ machine brings versatility of metal cutting to a new level. This is according to Andrew Poole, Managing Director at First Cut.
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Starrett Bandsaw Solutions
07 July 2016

First Cut (Pty) Ltd, for more than sixty years a leading supplier of capital equipment in Southern Africa, prides itself on its range of world class cutting machinery and consumables. One of First Cut’s suppliers, Starrett who have top class bandsaw blades, and have now introduced new blade technology to their armoury.

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Reduce cost per cut – increase the efficiency of the cutting process
07 July 2016

Since 1960, Johannesburg-based First Cut has had a long and successful history in the supply of cutting consumables and blades, and thanks to its supply partnerships with some of the best-known international names in saw blades the company is now the leading supplier of cutting consumables in South Africa.

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‘Cut out’ for Success – First Cut and Spear & Jackson’s long-standing partnership provides quality cutting consumables to industry
13 June 2016

In a fast-changing and technology-driven world, many people take comfort in returning to a well-recognised, established brand that promises consistent quality and reliability. In the cutting industry, both First Cut and Spear & Jackson represent those qualities, thanks to their mutual longevity in the business.
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Smart laser cutting
14 March 2016

The BySmart Fiber enables a fast entry into laser cutting. With the new fiber laser, Bystronic is offering a high-quality performance package in the medium price segment. Get the fast entry into cutting technology with a compact fiber laser at attractive conditions. This is the idea behind the BySmart Fiber. Bystronic's new fiber laser is aimed primarily at ambitious first-time users who are on the lookout for a high-quality performance package in the medium price segment. With the BySmart Fiber, users can launch directly into fiber laser technology without detours or lengthy preparations.

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Xpert with new design
15 February 2016

The new Xpert generation astonishes with dynamic lines and improved ergonomics. Bystronic has fundamentally revamped the pressbrake's design. The Xpert pressbrakes, bending machines from First Cut are classic examples of Swiss precision manufacturing. Bystronic’s high-quality solutions for the economical processing of sheet metal are renowned for their quality finishes and ability to enhance productivity.

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BLM Elect CNC Tube Bender is Two Machines in One
02 February 2016

Introducing the innovative Elect tube bending machine from BLM which functions as two machines in one. This capability can save secondary bending operations or even the need for a second bending machine. The Elect's multi-stack tool mounting facility allows multi radius and variable radius bending of the same tube to take place in a single setup. Bends with very little straight between them, even compound bends, can also be accommodated, along with tight bends that can have a radius less than the tube diameter.

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LT5 the ultimate laser for processing smaller tube
11 March 2016

BLM GROUP is your partner for tube processing, from laser cutting to cold saw, bending and end-forming. Established over 50 years ago, the Group has vast experience in tube processing technology, with thousands of applications all over the world. The group consists of BLM SpA, which specialises CNC-bending machines, end-forming machines, measurement systems and related automation and handling systems. ADIGE SpA: Manufactures laser cutting systems and machines for disc-cutting tubes and solid pieces. ADIGE-SYS SpA, a manufacturer of laser-cutting systems for pipes and machines for cutting and end cutting of tubes and bars.

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ByTrans Extended 4020
13 November 2015

Bystronic has been offering 4020-format laser cutting systems for quite some time. With the ByTrans Extended 4020, a compatible and astonishingly versatile automation solution is now also available.

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LC5: one choice, twice the opportunities
12 November 2015

The LC5 is a combined sheet and tube laser cutting system. Compactness, ergonomics, modularity and versatility: these are the keywords for understanding the potentials of a system which ensures non-stop efficient production for cutting sheets and tubes.

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NUOVA C.M.M. Group Welding Automation- T-Master
12 November 2015

Providing customers with a competitive edge and accelerating their return-on-investment is key focus area for First Cut. This reputable and experienced distributor of international capital equipment and consumables has surrounded itself with suppliers who consider quality to be a top priority; amongst them is NUOVA C.M.M Group.

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FIRST CUT – Bringing More Metal Processing Solutions to its Customers through
06 August 2015

First Cut, one of South Africa’s leading distributors of international capital equipment, together with the Dutch company Timesavers International B.V add even more value to the metal sector. Timesavers is a well-established manufacturer of grinding and polishing machines for the metal industry. They offer solutions in de-burring and edge-rounding and polishing of metals in general, mostly carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

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Metalworking News - BLM
23 July 2015

“Technology is your business partner - Make it happen: it opens doors to new opportunities and widens your horizons.”

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Metalworking News - Bystronic
22 July 2015

Bystronic AG Laser welcomed customers from across the globe to its Competence Days programme that took place from the 1st June to the 13th June 2015.

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First Cut offers high speed metal cutting E Series bandsaw machines
20 July 2015

Everising has launched a new bandsaw machine aimed at high speed cutting of metal. Distributed in South Africa by First Cut, a specialist cutting consumables and capital equipment company, these machines follow the Everising formula of cost-effective cutting efficiency.

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First Cut offers high speed metal cutting bandsaw machine E530
12 June 2015

Everising has launched a new bandsaw machine aimed at high speed cutting of metal. Distributed in South Africa by First Cut, a specialist cutting consumables and capital equipment company, these machines follow the Everising formula of cost-effective cutting efficiency.

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Businessman proved his mettle in the steel industry
15 February 2015

Turning his back against a ‘safe’ career in accountancy, 31-year-old James Neill leapt into the risky world of business in 1889.

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