advantages of waterjet cutting

Advantages of Water Jet Profiling

Since we installed our first flatbed water jet cutting machine almost a decade ago, we’ve seen the popularity of this cutting method grow considerably. With plans to grow our water jet cutting services during 2015, we thought we could take this opportunity to look at just why water jet cutting is so popular and what benefits it possesses over other profiling methods such as laser, flame and plasma.

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5 factors to consider choosing profling company

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Profiling Company

We’ve been in the sub-contract profiling industry for over 35 years and there was once a time when business was won and lost on the basis of cost and lead time alone.

Although these factors still play a major part in who should get your business, with the advancements in cutting technologies, diversification of profiling companies and introduction of legislation, there are now many more considerations that need to be considered.

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CE Marking Fabricated Structural Steel

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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Laser cut playground equipment

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.

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Making noise with VK Drums

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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Laser cutting tube and plate for sheffield bishop

Laser cutting tube and plate for Sheffield Bishop

Back in October 2013 one of our customers Stefan Tooke was commissioned to make a new crosier for the Bishop of Sheffield Steven Croft. A crosier is a ceremonial staff used by the Bishop, the Bishops current crosier is over 100 years old and is not allowed to leave Sheffield cathedral.

Not only will the new crosier be able to be used in ceremonies in other parishes, but the piece jointly celebrates the centenary of Harry Brearley’s discovery of stainless steel in 2013 and the centenary of the Sheffield Cathedral which was elevated from parish church status when the new diocese was created in 1914.

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