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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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.

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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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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ISO9001 Laser Cutting

ISO9001 Laser Cutting

Here at Charles Day we have always been focused on quality. We understand the importance of providing our customers with laser cut parts and laser cutting services of the highest possible quality.

Many of our customers work to incredibly tight time schedules and cannot afford to recieve poor quality parts or recieve a service that is below what they are expecting.

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