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.

Water Features

Laser cut stainless profiles become elegant focal point of stylish gardens…

We were recently commissioned by a fabrication/welding client of ours to provide some laser cut profiles that went on to become beautiful garden water features.

With a requirement for the parts to be both visually striking as well as possess adequate corrosion protection, polished 304 stainless steel was chosen.

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.

Making Noise With VK Drums – Laser Cut Drum Parts

Charles Day, a leading Sheffield based laser cutting and profiling firm, was recently commissioned by bespoke hand-built drum manufacturer VK Drums to laser cut a range of drum parts including Stainless Steel drum hoops, mounts and lugs plus many more.

Priding themselves on their attention to detail and the quality of the materials going into each drum kit, VK Drums required a laser cutting service which provided the highest level of finish and cut quality, befitting of their reputation, a service for which Charles Day was more than happy to provide.

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