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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce the availability of 2016 month by month calendars and mouse mats for all of our customers new and old. Just like doing business with Charles Day Steels, there are benefits to be had using our mouse mats as they offer a reminder of our full contact details and the five key services provided Laser Cutting, Waterjet Cutting, Flame Cutting, Plasma Cutting and Laser Tube Cutting.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a thank you to all of our staff, stakeholders, suppliers, partners and customers for your support during 2015. We are looking forward to 2016 and working with all of you next year. Season’s greetings from all of us and we wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
2015 has been an exciting year at Charles Day Steels with major investments across all areas to help you, our customer get the job done right, first time, every time. This would not be possible without our team including management, office staff and our highly skilled machine operators. We are pleased to announce two new staff members across two very different roles. We welcome Ahmed Mohammed as a Design Draughtsman and Domonic Sorrell as a Machine Operator Apprentice and look forward to them adding value to Charles Day Steels and our customers as we move into 2016.