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Laser In-Line Welding for Stainless Steel Strip & Slit Coil

Laser In-Line Welding for Stainless Steel Strip & Slit Coil

 

As we continue to increase manufacturing automation, the demand for larger and longer running stainless steel slit coils and spools is a common requirement.  To produce these larger traverse or ribbon wound coils during the slitting process, the strip is welded end to end.  This lengthening, allows the coil to run without continual supervision for longer periods of time.

Not all welds are equal and a poor weld can create havoc in the manufacturing process.  A quality weld is uniform, consistent, smooth, and includes no burn-out on the edges of the strip.

Image of a good Weld:

 

Whether our customers require functional welds that become part of their shipped product, or a flagged weld, that is removed during processing, the Gibbs proprietary laser welding process provides trouble-free, longer running, stainless steel strip coils.

Our highly acclaimed ability to provide a repeatable functional weld on extremely light-gauge material is an additional capability our customers find indispensable in their manufacturing processes.

Our processes and skilled operators, establish a standard of service that build long lasting partnerships. Each detail of our processes add value to our product and differentiates us from our competition.

Gibbs’ dedication to the quality and effectiveness of our in-line welding is part of our world-class mission.

Contact us for more information on how Gibbs can provide you higher quality, longer running, stainless steel strip coil.

Gibbs Mission Statement

Our goal at Gibbs is to be the highest quality supplier of specialty steel products in the marketplace. We will realize this goal through use of a Continuous Improvement Plan, Employee Education, Training & a company-wide Commitment to Excellence.

The management of Gibbs recognizes that its people are the key to establishing error-free production. By promoting teamwork and providing the tools to achieve top performance, Gibbs strives to meet and surpass our customers’ requirements the first time, every time.

Gibbs Edging and Skiving

The Gibbs Edge… Better springs and longer lasting parts start with high quality edging!

Edge defects can contribute to lower spring cycle life, fatigue issues, and early part failure.  Not all skived edges are equal.  Gibbs understands why the edge matters to the performance of your products and has developed a proprietary process to ensure a superior edge.  Gibbs works diligently to provide a consistent and clean edge in order to prevent stress risers which contribute to lowering the cycle life of the spring.

Highly acclaimed for our ability to provide a superior skived, square, or round edge on material as light as 0.0025”, Gibbs continually strives to further improve our process.  Edging is a combination of art, science, and the right equipment. Our technicians have decades of experience and metal working mastery that, when combined with our meticulously maintained dies and equipment, produce a repeatable and superior high quality edge, on time, every time.

Gibbs can provide a #1 rolled edge, # 5 square or deburred edge, in addition to, the standard #3 slit edge.

We are happy to work with customers on special edging requirement

Our Team is Growing: Bill Thoma Joins Gibbs as Midwest Strip Sales Manager

stainless steel strip coil and slit coilGibbs is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Thoma as Strip Sales Manager for the Midwest Region of the U.S.  Bill is based out of the Gibbs South Bend, Indiana, facility.  He comes to us a seasoned professional in the Metals Industry.  Bill began his metals career with Ulbrich Steel, working in Manufacturing, Sales, and Production Layout.  In 2005, he launched his own firm, TNT Steel Sales, acting as a broker, independent representative, and sourcing consultant specializing in narrow width, slit and edged strip products.

In his new role at Gibbs, Bill will be responsible for expanding strip and slit coil sales in the Midwest region and beyond.

Bill’s philosophy on business is simple. He looks to listen for the needs of the customer in an effort to solve the problems they identify as constraints or challenges.  Bill is patient and persistent. He takes a genuine interest in his customers’ manufacturing processes in an effort to identify solutions that lower their costs and add value to their products.

If you would like Bill to contact you to discuss your strip and slit coils needs, please email him below or call him directly at:

Toll Free: 1.800.788.8113
Phone: 574.234.6071

304 Stainless Steel Strip and Slit Coil

304 Stainless Steel Strip
304 Stainless Steel Strip

Type 304 stainless steel strip, to ASTM A-666, UNS S30400, and AMS 5513, is an austenitic grade of stainless and is similar to Type 302 but, has a lower carbon content of .08%. This material has excellent corrosion resistance and can be easily fabricated. Gibbs stocks Type 304 stainless in gauges from .005” to .062” and precision slits up to 24″ wide.  Gibbs can provide 304 stainless steel strip in all quantities from 25# to large production runs of truckload quantities.  Special edges are also available:

  • #1 round edge
  • #5 deburred
  • Square Edge
  • Pinch Rolled
  • Chamfered
  • Angled
  • Beveled
  • Custom Edge to Print via CAD or customer print
  • Standard #3 slit edge

Gibbs provides ribbon wound coils or precision oscillate wound bobbins, spools, or reels to your specifications. (view all oscillate options here)

304 strip is often used for drawing, forming, punching, stamping and is used heavily in the food, chemical, petroleum, automotive, and architectural application.  304L is an extra low version with .03% max carbon and is commonly used for welding applications.

304 stainless steel is a readily available alloy in most forms and it’s commonly selected for it’s relatively low market price.

Typical Applications for 304 stainless steel strip:

  • hypodermic needles
  • flexible hoses
  • clamps
  • evaporators
  • bellows
  • airbag sensors
  • tubing
  • cooling coils
  • hinges
  • oil and gas filter screens

Chemical Composition:

ElementQuantity per ASTM-A240
Carbon0.08 max
Manganese:2.00 max
Phosphorus:0.040 maxSulfur:
Sulfur: 0.030 max
Silicon: 1.00 max
Chromium: 18.00- 20.00
Nickel: 8.00- 10.50
Copper: 0.75 max
Molybdenum: 0.75 max
Iron: Balance

Call us today at 1-800-800-4422 or submit an RFQ for Quotation  or fill out the form below.  If you don’t see the size you’re looking for in our catalog, please be sure to submit an RFQ for Quotation.  We only publish a portion of the inventory we stock.








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Gibbs-Online.com: Your 24/7 Customer Service Portal!

Gibbs is excited to present the new Gibbs-Online.com customer service portal.  The new website allows customers access to all of their Gibbs documents:

  • Open & Closed Orders with Excel Download Options
  • Open & Closed with Excel Download Options
  • Invoices Payment Dates with Check Numbers and Open Invoice Totals
  • Invoice Reprints
  • Certification Reprint Request

 

It’s fast and easy!  Request your Gibbs-Online account in the form below!

Our Sales staff will always be there to assist but, if you’d like to have this extra layer of access to your account, it’s available to you now.