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Diverse Cutting

Flat and Tube Laser Flame Cutting | Waterjet Cutting | Plasma Cutting

Quality and Expertise

BS EN 1090-1:2009 +A1 ISO 9001:2015 | CE and UKCA Ready

Leading Capacity

High Volume and High Complexity

Value-Added Services

Design for Manufacture, Quality Materials and Finishing Process

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Charles Day Steels

Diverse profile cutting services, combining state-of-the-art technology with industry leading capacity.

Established in 1976, Charles Day maintains a program of continuous investment, providing access to the latest technologies for companies choosing to outsource profile cutting. From drawing to delivery Charles Day deliver value through capability, speed, and accuracy.

Boasting the UK’s first 20kW laser cutting machine to the most powerful and largest waterjet cutting beds, Charles Day have become a true, one-stop profiling shop.

A range of finishing services remove the need for downstream weld preparation, delivering orders expertly finished and ready for assembly. Metal finishing services include the application of chamfers and bevels, deburring and shot blasting, and laser engraving.

Laser Cutting

Unrivalled laser cutting service delivers rapid turnround times and competitive costs per part.
Large parts, high volume jobs and high complexity projects receive short lead times without compromising on quality. Charles Day offer stable and reliable lead times during peak demand, with consistent profile cutting quality. Outsourced steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass and bronze profiling up to 50mm thick.
Laser Cutting

Tube Laser Cutting

Fast and accurate 6-axis 3D tube laser cutting service for round and square tube and structural section profiling.
Boost downstream efficiency with in-process application of 45° outer and inner contour bevels, countersinks of any size, FlowDrill and tapping. Receive high volume and high complexity orders fully weld prepped, ready for assembly.
Tube Metal Cutting

Waterjet Cutting

Large waterjet cutting beds measuring 9m x 4 m and powerful pumps accurately profile almost any material up to 230mm thick.
Multiheaded machines deliver a highly accurate waterjet cutting service working to a +/-0.25mm cutting tolerance on almost any material including steels, stone, carbon fibre, and plastics. Waterjet leaves no heat affected zone (HAZ), ideal for aerospace and nuclear applications.
Waterjet Cutting

Flame Cutting

A highly efficient profiling technology, Charles Day flame cutting service delivers a tolerance of +/-2.0mm to +/-6.0mm up to 270mm thick.
8 cutting heads per machine means Charles Day offers a highly competitive cost per part. Large cutting beds can profile large sheet metal sections measuring up to 22m x 5m. Flame cutting service is the ideal profiling technology for high volume production runs with short lead times.
Flame Cutting

HD Plasma Cutting

High definition plasma cutting service ideal for profiling stainless steel, aluminum, and carbon steels measuring up to 12m x 4m.
HD plasma cutting delivers maximum edge squareness on parts measuring up to 12m x 5m. Maximum cutting thickness is available up to 30mm, depending on the material. Many carbon steels measuring up to 40mm thick can be profiled, where edge start cuts are applicable.
HD Plasma Cutting

Profile Bending

Outsourced profile cutting is complemented with quality profile bending capabilities, combining an extensive tooling library with highly skilled operatives.
A suite of 3 brake press machines press parts up to 3100mm (extending to 4000mm+ via our Sheffield sister site) capable of handling the most challenging projects. Heavy-duty materials and complex geometries are rapidly processed with accuracy.
Profile Bending

Chamfers & Bevels

Receive orders fully weld prepared with bevels and chamfer angles from 15° to 60° on sheet metal thicknesses of 6mm to 60mm.
Reduce downstream manufacturing processes with the delivery of a fully profiled and prepared order. Charles Day can apply bevels and chamfers to all sheet metal orders.
Chamfers & Bevels

Shot Blasting & Deburring

High quality finishing services remove oxides, debris, rough edges and ridges from parts following profile cutting processes.
Application of fine and rough finishes, removal of burrs, rough edges, and oxidization through post-profiling shot blasting, deburring and vibra-deburring. Improve part longevity though the reduction of downstream friction and residual stresses in welding, forging and casting.
Finishing Services

Quality Assurance 

Charles Day Steels


Quality. Accuracy. Compliance.

From drawing to delivery, Charles Day take pride in delivering quality profile cutting services to boost downstream efficiency and profitability.

Factory production controls comply with construction product regulation BS EN 1090 EXC4 for intricate cutting of construction and nuclear regulation profiles.

Certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 for all profiling requirements.

Metal Profiling FAQs

Metal profiling is the process of cutting and shaping metal materials into specific profiles or parts. At Charles Day Steels, this involves state-of-the-art technology to precisely cut various metals for different industrial applications

We provide a range of profiling services including laser cutting for flat and tube materials, waterjet cutting, plasma cutting, and flame cutting.

Charles Day Steels is capable of profiling a wide range of materials such as steel, aluminium, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, titanium, and more.

Waterjet cutting at Charles Day Steels is ideal for materials that are sensitive to high temperatures. It leaves no heat-affected zone (HAZ), making it suitable for aerospace and nuclear applications.

Charles Day Steels maintains certifications like BS EN 1090-1:2009 +A1 and ISO 9001:2015 to ensure adherence to high-quality standards and regulatory compliance. We also invest in the latest technologies for precise and efficient profiling.

Yes, we are equipped to handle both high complexity and high volume projects, with facilities like the UK’s first 20kW laser cutting machine and Waterjet Sweden BevelJet 60.

Charles Day Steels offers a range of finishing services, including bevel cutting, deburring, shot blasting, laser engraving, and shot blasting.

Our laser cutting service is known for rapid turnaround times and competitive costs, capable of handling large parts, high volume jobs, and complex projects without compromising on quality.

Yes, we provide customised solutions, working from drawings to delivery and offering design for manufacture services to meet specific client requirements.

We offer rapid turnaround times due to our 24-hour operation, although specific lead times may vary based on the project’s volume and complexity.

For more information, contact the team at Charles Day Steels today.