FIRST OPERATION BLANKING

A sophisticated solution for your bottom line.
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As freight, material, and labor costs continue to rise, you’re looking for better solutions. Get just the steel you need when you collaborate with us on first operation blanking. And save time, money, and space.

WHAT WE DO

Another option for starting parts.

Blanking is the process of cutting out a flat, geometric shape, or blank, by feeding a coil into a press and die, to save you steps and materials on your manufacturing floor. We coil-feed our blanking lines so they run at optimal speeds and produce multiple blanks per press cycle.

END USES

Made with less waste. Made better.

Auto, truck, and consumer goods manufacturers have discovered the benefits of outsourcing the first step in parts production to us for speed and efficiency. Some products made from Worthington blanks include:

  • Automotive & truck frame components
  • Automotive & truck wheels
  • Lawn mower decks
  • Propane tanks & fire extinguishers
Explore our wide range of blanking services and partners.

NESTED BLANKING

Our solution for maximum material savings.

Nesting in multiple-out dies is a terrific way to save on material. By placing blanks closer together or “inside the scrap,” you minimize wasted materials. Nesting reduces the gross weight per piece, and it drastically improves efficiencies through blanking at master coil widths.

LASER BLANKING

Freestyle, coil-fed laser blanking saves steps.

Our laser technology gives you a flexible option to use with first operation blank applications. Combining the latest fiber optic laser technology with continuous strip feeding and robotic part handling improves your yields by making blanks of varying dimensions from one coil. Precise laser cutting eliminates the expense of dies and creates greater consistency and fewer defects. It's also an optimal choice for making faster alterations and blanking prototypes.

ELECTRICAL STEEL

Precision motor and transformer laminations for the future of transportation.

With Worthington Industries' 2021 acquisition of Tempel Steel, we’ve expanded our sustainable mobility offerings beyond lightweighting and hydrogen to more widely serve the global market for hybrids, electric vehicles and the electricity infrastructure needed to support them.

TAILOR WELDED BLANKING

Optimizing products to control cost and increase performance.

Formed in 1992, TWB Company is a joint venture between Worthington Steel and BAOSteel, who merged with Wuhan Iron and Steel Company in 2017. TWB is North America’s market leader for tailor welded products with nine locations in Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Ontario and Mexico.
 

Your first step in producing a high-quality finished part.

What to do with your “leftover steel” is always a challenge. Deliver more value-added material with blanking from Worthington Industries. Ask us how we can bring you even greater efficiency.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

How much do you need? What are the specs?
Customers who use our blanking services can decrease scrap rates and shipping costs/blank.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

We have ears to listen. And experts who answer.