A Cut-To-Length line is a popular method of creating flat, rectangular blanks from larger metal coils. Also known as a CTL or a Blanking Line, our machine will uncoil the larger material or master coil, straighten or flatten it, and then cut the metal to the required length as it moves through the line, and ultimately stack the material into a bundle.


Flat or even surfaces are ensured through our in-house leveling capabilities. Our skilled operators are experts at surface inspection, maintaining flatness and performing shape correction. Our inventory can be carefully checked with flatness tables, calipers and calibrated micrometers.


Slitting is an important process when tight tolerances need to be maintained and smaller coils are a better fit for your application. Working with a smaller coil can also mean less scrap and better economics when developing a finished part. With five slitters including 12”, 18” turret, 18” light gauge, 24” and 50”, our slitting operation can meet your most pressing needs. At UPM, we also offer specific edges or edge conditioning for these smaller cut coils.


Our laser cutting solutions bring your cut metal to you more efficiently than ever before. Whether you choose our fiber laser or traditional CO2 laser, UPM has a variety of laser cutting services to save you time and money. To compliment this service, we offer reverse engineering, leveling and deburring options to reduce the need for managing multiple sources for laser cut parts.


Cold saw cutting virtually eliminates the heat affected zones often incurred as part of the plasma cutting process and minimizes labor time and expense. Our cutting process produces square and parallel edges at standard length and width tolerances flattened and deburred.


United Performance Metals goes beyond standard cut-to-length and slitting by taking the cut metal and creating smaller, more precise pieces that are customized for the end-user. Near net shapes can be square or round or a custom shape, and can be formed through laser, waterjet, or cold saw processes, or even by more traditional steps in the leveling and cut-to-length process.


Heat treating is the process of heating, holding and then cooling certain metals to improve their structral and physical properties. This changes the internal structure of the metal and may cause the material to become harder and stronger, or softer, and weaker, depending on the method used. Heat treating can also impact straightness and tolerance. It is one of the most significant processes for making alloys and metals usable in further processes like forming, bending and machining.