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Materials

What Materials Can We Cut?

As we have 4 different flatbed cutting methods together under one roof, we have the ability to profile an exhaustive range of metal and non-metallic materials. Our combined processes mean we can cut material from 0.1mm thin to 270mm thick.

We keep a large material range in stock and anything we don’t, we can usually source within 24 – 48 hours. Equally, we’re happy to profile cut your free issue material if preferable.

Even if it doesn’t appear on the list below, typically, if we can source it, we can cut it.

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Laser Cutting

Laser cutting has the ability to effortlessly cut through a range of materials with a precision that is lacking in more traditional areas of profiling technology. Due to it's fast, effective cutting, incredible accuracy and repeatability, Laser profiling is quickly becoming one of our more popular cutting services.

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Laser Cut Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

We're able to cut all stainless steel grades from 0.25mm-25mm in thickness on sheets up to 4m x 2m.

Laser Cut Mild Steel

Carbon and Mild Steel

We can cut carbon steels, in a range of grades, in sizes up to 4m x 2m and between 0.25mm-20mm in thickness.

Laser Cut Aluminium

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys

Up to 5mm thick aluminium can be cut on our fibre laser and up to 10mm on CO2 lasers.

Laser Cut Copper

Copper, Brass and Bronze

Traditionally difficult to laser cut, our fibre laser can easily cut up to 5mm thick yellow metal in sizes to 4m x 2m.

Laser Cut Titanium

Titanium

Titanium and titanium alloys of all grades can be profiled using our lasers. We can process titanium sheets up to 4m x 2m.

Laser Cut Floor Plate Durbar

Floor Plate (E.g. Durbar)

We can laser cut floor plate up to 12mm thick overplain (excl. “tear drop” pattern”) in sizes up to 4m x 2m.

Laser Cut Mild Steel Wear Plate

Wear Plate

Our 6kW laser is able to cut up to 20mm thick, however edge quality can become an issue towards the upper end of our cutting range, where we suggest waterjet cutting.

Laser Cut High Yield Steel

High Yield Steel Plate

As with wear plate, we can cut up to 20mm. However for better edge quality, waterjetting would be more suitable.

Laser Cut Boilerplate

Boiler Plate

Our new 6kW laser is able to process steel boiler plate up to 15mm thick and sheet sizes up to 4m x 2m.

Waterjet Cutting

Abrasive waterjet cutting is one of the fastest growing profiling methods. Due in part to its capability to cut almost any material, soft or hard, while maintaining the ability to process highly complex profiles. With a 8.25m x 4m cutting bed, Charles Day possesses one of the largest waterjet cutting beds in the UK.

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Waterjet Cut Mild Steel

Mild/Carbon Steels

We can easily waterjet cut mild and carbon steel grades up to 230mm thick with a max cutting size of 8.25m x 4m.

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Aluminium

In thicknesses over 5mm, our abrasive waterjet is more cost effective on aluminium up to 230mm.

Waterjet Cutting Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Regardless of grade, we can easily waterjet Stainless Steel up to 230mm without heat or distortion.

Waterjet Cut Copper

Copper, Brass and Bronze

Over 5mm and up to 230mm thick, yellow metals are best suited to our Waterjet cutting machine.

Waterjet Cut Carbon Fibre

Carbon Fibre

We're able to cut extremely tough carbon-fibre reinforced plastics, quickly and cleanly in sheets up to 8.25m x 4m.

Waterjet Cut Titanium

Titanium

All forms of titanium and titanium alloys up to 230mm can be processed with our 8.25m x 2m abrasive waterjet.

Waterjet Cutting Glass

Glass

From thin sheets to thick panels, our abrasive waterjet has the ability to cut plain glass types, except toughened and laminated glass.

Waterjet Cut Floor Plate Durbar

Floor Plate (E.g. Durbar)

Our waterjet profling machine can handle floor plate, such as Durbar, in sheets up to 8.25m x 4m.

Waterjet Cutting Marble

Marble and Granite

Used for flooring, counter-tops and decorative pieces, we can cut marble and granite products of all types, however a weight limit applies.

Waterjet Cutting Stone

Stone

We're able to cut a range of stone, paving slabs and concrete in applications up to 230mm. As with marble, a weight limit is applicable.

Waterjet Cut Plastics Acrylic

Plastics and Acrylic

We can easily waterjet most kinds of plastics, most popularly acrylic, in sheet sizes up to 8.25m x 4m and 230mm thick.

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Foam and Rubber

Despite it's ability to process hard materials, our waterjet can handle soft materials such as foam and rubber with ease.

Waterjet Cut Mild Steel Wear Plate

Wear Plate

Our waterjet profling machine can handle wear plate (400, 500 grades etc) up 230mm thickness and in sheets up to 8.25m x 4m.

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Boiler Plate

We can easily waterjet cut steel boiler plate (or pressure vessel plates) up to 230mm thick.

Waterjet Cut High Yield Steel

High Yield Steel Plate

We can waterjet profile 690 high yield structural steel sheet up to 8.25m x 2m and 230mm thick.

Flame Cutting

Our multi-head flame profiling machines are the ideal choice for performing high-production runs. While applications are limited to carbon and low alloy steels, this profiling method remains the most economical and simple method of cutting materials.

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Flame Cut Mild Carbon Steel

Carbon Steels

We can flame cut a range of mild/carbon steel grades, including S275, S355 and 080A40 up to 270mm.

Flame Cut Floor Plate Durbar

Floor Plate (E.g. Durbar)

Our 22m x 5mm cutting area is able to handle large sections of this “tear drop” studded, non-slip patterned steel.

Flame Cut Mild Steel Wear Plate

Wear Plate (E.g. 400, 500 grades)

We're able to flame cut sheet up to a thickness of 80mm.

Flame Cut High Yield Steel Plate

High Yield Steel Plate

We can profile 690 high yield structural steel sheet up to 180mm thickness on sheets as large as 22m x 5m.

Flame Cut Boilerplate

Boiler Plate

Our large cutting bed allows us to flame cut boiler plate up to 22m x 5m in thicknesses up 270mm.

High Definition Plasma Cutting

The benefit of high definition plasma cutting over flame is it's ability to cut stainless steel. With a cutting bed area of 12m x 5m plasma cutting is an idea choice for large sheets requiring a higher accuracy edge squareness than flame.

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HD Plasma Cut Mild Steel

Carbon Steels

Our HD plasma machine can cut a full range of carbon and mild steels up to 30mm thick.

HD Plasma Cut Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

With a 12m x 5m cutting bed, our High-def plasma cutter can handle large sheets of stainless steel.

HD Plasma Cut Aluminium

Aluminium

Our large plasma cutting bed enables us to easily profile large 12m x 5m sheets of aluminium.

Plasma Cut Floor Plate Durbar

Floor Plate (E.g. Durbar)

We're able to profile “tear drop” style floor plate up to 12.5mm thick on our 12m x 5m thick cutting bed.

Plasma Cut Mild Steel Wear Plate

Wear Plate

We can cut steel wear plate in thicknesses up to 40mm, however above 35mm we can only preform edge start cuts (i.e. no piercing cuts).

Plasma Cut High Yield Steel Plate

High Yield Steel Plate

We're able to plasma cut high-yield steel up to 40mm thick, however for cuts above 35mm thickness only edge start cuts can be performed.

Plasma Boilerplate

Boiler Plate

Steel boiler plate up to 40mm can be plasma cut. Above 35mm thickness, only edge start cuts can be preformed.

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With such a diverse range of profiling methods we'll be sure to have a profiling service to suit your requirement.

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