Charles Day’s Etching Helps Drive a Successful Product Launch!

Paulin Watches were launching a new wall clock product range and needed a reliable and accurate laser cutting service, also capable of providing fine and accurate etching of an intricate deign, to ensure a successful product launch on a tight schedule.

Charles Day’s Sales and Technical Drawing teams were able to help from the early design stages through to delivery, on time and to the customer’s bespoke design specifications and hand drawn logo.

We’ve been using laser cutters for various projects over the last few years. Turn around times and part accuracy has always been a little unpredictable.

Over the duration of our most recent project Charles Day have exceeded our expectations in both areas and as a result have earned their place as our go-to metal laser cutter.” – Euan Macer Law, Product Design Engineer

The aluminium back plate was both laser cut and white etched here in Sheffield onsite before being shipped to the customer for assembly in Glasgow ready for the product launch.

Charles Day’s are able to etch any design onto almost any material from acrylic, right through to copper, steel and even titanium. With an in house Design and Drawing team we work closely with customer to achieve the perfect design, whilst managing the entire process from raw material through to delivery of completed part.

Special thanks to Paulin Watches for asking us to be a part of this new venture (all products available on ) and we look forward to the next one!

Keeping it in the Family

Established by Charles Day in 1977 providing a flame cutting service, Charles Day Steels Ltd has since grown into one of the largest and most diverse family run profile cutting companies in the UK with the next generation now joining the ranks.

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Charles Day takes to the race track

We recently laser cut several integral parts for Sheffield University’s formula racing team, used in the construction of the team’s fastest and most advanced racing car to date. The parts, made from mild steel, stainless and aluminium were used in construction of the chassis (mild steel), chain guard (stainless), fuel tank and wheels (aluminium).

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Aluminium dart wall

We were delighted to see the end result of a project to produce this aluminium curtain or dart wall, which is being used in an office environment. We cut the aluminium with water jet for our customer A W Jeffreys, who fabricated the dart wall from a number of separate panels. The material is 3mm anodized grade aluminium.

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Approval to certify to EN1090-1 up to EXC 4

We are delighted to have gained approval this week to certify to EN1090-1 Execution class 4, which means we can now cut and profile steel and aluminium components conforming to nuclear standard.

Since 1st July 2014, the CE Marking of fabricated structural steel and related metal work destined for use within the construction industry became mandatory and a new EU harmonised standard was bought into effect (BS EN 1090-1/A1:2001).

With many of our customers working within the construction industry, we understood the requirement for us to be able to provide CE ready profiles that conform to the BS EN 1090-1 standard. To this end, we underwent extensive auditing and implemented a new Factory Production Control system in order to comply with the new rules set out by the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).

Our conformity to the CPR now allows us to provide thermal cutting / profiling of steel and aluminium components for steel structures in execution class EXC 1 up to EXC 4.

Weld Preps, Chamfers & Bevels Up to 60 Degrees

Weld Preps, Chamfers & Bevels Up to 60 Degrees

Our bevelling service is suitable for use across all of our profiling methods. We can provide weld preps, bevels and chamfers in angles up to 60 degrees on plates between 6mm to 60mm (greater thicknesses available on request). Weld preparation of metal parts carried out during the profiling process has helped numerous customers save time and money. Combining the cutting and bevelling processes from a single source, reduces the number of steps within the supply chain, improving efficiency.

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March 1st Laser Cut Playground Equipment

Laser Cut Playground Equipment

Fibre laser is obvious choice for play equipment manufacturer. We regularly complete work for playground equipment installers and manufacturers, including climbing equipment, gates, cages, decorative pieces as well as sheet material for slides.

Cutting mainly thinner sheets of mild steel (S275, CR4 & Floorplate etc.) our fibre lasers are able to make light work of even the more complex profiles.

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Retail Products For All Markets

Retail Products For All Markets

Charles Day Steels operate as partners to a wide variety of businesses and sectors across the UK and beyond. Many of our customers are engineering, manufacturing and construction in nature, though we do also have a large number of projects and contracts that utilise our expertise for the manufacture of products that are sold directly to retail markets.

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