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.
Charles Day Steels has embarked on a major customer improvement process covering all aspects of our business in relation to servicing your requirements. From point of enquiry to despatch, we will guarantee an improvement across the board as we have revolutionised our methodology across, enquiries, quotations, order processing, manufacturing, despatching and delivery right through to sales aftercare. Our commitment to you is 100% and this investment is underpinned by one of the world´s most advanced CAD/CAM nesting software systems, designed for automating the CNC programming of sheet metal cutting technologies.
A significant investment project has been implemented at Charles Day Steels over the last month with new Server technology and in excess of 15 PC’s installed across the company. A new partnership is also in place with an IT support provider which will ensure our technological platform moves ahead with our company. Our latest investments include the installation of 2 powerful Dell Poweredge servers and a roll out of new 15 PC’s.
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.
As our bevelling/chamfering process is run as a separate operation to our 4 main profiling services, it is suitable to be used on all materials regardless of the profiling method – Meaning we can create weld preps on laser, waterjet, flame and plasma cut parts.
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.
There are many factors that can affect laser cutting quality; the machine, the operator and material can all have a bearing on quality of the cut edge. However, the most critical parameters to laser cut quality are material thickness and material type.
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.
Laser cut parts take centre stage at one of the UK’s leading theatres!…
Over the years, we’ve cut various profiles that have been used within theatre productions at the Royal Exchange in Manchester.
We understand that our fabrication customers have a unique set of demands and we strive to provide the best possible profile cutting services in order to meet these needs.
Working to tight schedules, tight budgets and tight tolerances it is vital that cut parts are supplied accurately, promptly and to specification. Here at Charles Day we’ve implemented procedures and have undergone extensive auditing and investment in order to ensure we meet the standards expected of us from our fabrication customers.