Month: July 2013

Sheffield Stainless Steel Cascase

100 Year Stainless: Stainless Steel Cascade

Local Sheffield artist Lucy Coyne contacted us back in March to be a sponsor of the steel city cascade, a stainless steel sculpture to be hung from the roof of the Sheffield Winter Gardens.

The project was collaboration between Lucy and various schools within Sheffield to design and fabricate a suspended sculpture. It is centre piece to the Sheffield Children’s Festival but also incorporates the 100 year stainless steel celebrations.

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Centenary knives - Portland Works

100 Year Stainless: Centenary Knives

Stuart Mitchell is a quality custom knife maker based in Portland Works, Sheffield. Stuart can create custom knives to any size, shape or specification.

He was commissioned to design and craft a limited run of stainless steel centennial knives. Sticking to the history of Portland Works he wanted to create a kitchen knife. Stuart came to Charles Day (Steels) to get his knife blanks laser cut, after which he crafted them into works of art.

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new laser machines with automation

New Laser Machines with Automation

We are pleased to announce the successful installation and operation of two new laser machines with full sheet and plate automation:

  • Our fully automated sheet storage towers for 24/7 cutting are reducing delivery times.
  • BySpeed Pro: up to 25mm in carbon and stainless.
  • BySprint Fiber – High speed cutting up to 5mm including Non-ferrous (Bronze, Copper and Brass).

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New Bystronic Laser for Charles Day

Charles Day reaping rewards from fibre laser

Back in November 2012 Charles Day invested £1.5 million in a 6kw BySpeed Pro, a 3kw BySprint Fiber and a ByCell Cross auto handling system including sheet storage towers to feed both machines. As with any large scale investment there were initial teething problems, but the installation of the fibre laser has been an outstanding success. Through extensive testing and customer experience Charles Day (Steels) has found the fibre laser excels when cutting material 5mm and thinner. The results are it is cheaper, faster and the quality is indistinguishable from CO2 lasers when cutting thin material.

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Charles Day reaping rewards of new fibre laser

Leading profiling and laser cutting firm makes £1.5m investment

Profiling and cutting specialists Charles Day (Steels) Ltd have invested £1.5 million in three high powered machines from Bystronic UK.

The Sheffield based firm have added a Bycell Cross, 3kw BySprint Fiber 3015 and 6kw BySpeed Pro with full sheet and plate automation to their existing capacity of four flat bed laser machines, making Charles Day (Steels) Ltd one of the largest and diverse specialist profile cutting companies in the UK.

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