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.

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).

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.

Charles Day hits the catwalk!

Put aside the industrial images that are conjured up when thinking of the steel profiling industry because we’ve donned our gladrags and have taken to the catwalk!

Okay, so we haven’t literally gone to the catwalk but some of our laser cut profiles have. Earlier in the year we were approached by fashion design student Eleanor O’Connor to become a sponsor of her final collection as part of her final year of studies. Of course we were extremely excited to get involved with an industry that we don’t usually deal with.

Laser Cut Stainless Steel Sculpture

Earlier this year, we were approached by Jewellery and Object student Rebecca Waterfall who required a number of laser cut stainless steel parts to form part of her final project.

Cut from 2mm 304 grade stainless steel, the 190 metal squares each measured 100 x 100mm and featured slots allowing the squares to be interconnected together.

We took time to speak with Rebecca to uncover the inspiration behind her sculpture, as well as understanding how these seemingly regular parts can come together to form a visually striking sculpture.

Understanding CE Marking for Fabricated Structural Steelwork

CE Marking and the CE logo will probably be familiar to most as it has been a requirement for many years on certain products sold within the European Union, such as toys and electrical goods.

However, as of 1st July 2013, requirements for all structural steelwork to bear the CE mark and be covered by a harmonised European standard or conforming to a European Technical Assessment (ETA) became mandatory.

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