Metalwork

Assembly

Assembly of metal components manufactured by us is one of our core competencies.

Our specialist team of trained technicians can undertake a variety of assembly processes, to provide finished component assemblies including Rail interior products such as Luggage Stacks, Luggage Racks, Draught Screens and Ceiling Panels.

Laser Cutting

Our commitment to a continuous programme of investment in advanced manufacturing technology has proved to be the bedrock of our success over the years. This is why we chose Amada’s ENSIS 3kW Fibre Laser for our laser cutting technology.

Using variable beam control, the ENSIS can manufacture mild and stainless steel products which could only be produced using a higher powered laser source in the past. The cutting edge innovation is made possible through the modulation of the laser beam as a function of sheet thickness, changing the beam shape to suit material thicknesses and requirements.

Our laser cutting services include:-

  • Aluminium > 10mm
  • Stainless Steel > 15mm
  • Mild Steel > 20mm,
  • Components as large as 3000mm x 1500mm
Folding

We operate Amada HFE Press Brakes which are manually programmed and operated by CNC fold operatives. Our Press Brake machines offer:-

  • Flexible multi-axis and down stroking press brake
  • Lower beam design offers greater flexibility with the product
  • Instant reactive beam provides consistent accuracy
  • Capability to carry out folding and bending at any position
  • Improved efficiency and productivity
CNC Tube Bending

We can now offer tube bending services for many types of mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium sections. The combination of a CNC controlled bending head and CNC feeding mechanism allows for variable radii along the length of the tube.

Our CNC Tube Bending machines offer:-

  • Six-axis multistack fixed & variable bending
  • Min OD 5mm to max 76.2mm
  • Single, twin & multi-head press bending
CNC Tube Laser Cutting

Tube laser cutting removes the need for marking out, drilling and or shaping operations traditionally carried out by skilled fabricators. They are CNC programmed using CAD models eliminating the need for costly jigs and fixtures, and enabling parts to be produced cost effectively with fewer operations, but at speed.

Our CNC Tube Laser Cutting machines offer:-

  • Min OD 12.7mm to max 120mm
  • Hole cutting and slotting
  • Scalloped ends and mitred joints to limit welding time

 

Welding & Fabrication

We offer both MIG and TIG welding from our dedicated metalwork facility. In July 2018, we became one of only a handful of UK companies to be certified to EN 15085, demonstrating our competence for control of welding quality in the production of railway vehicles and components.

Certification for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC) is being increasingly referenced by rolling stock manufacturers as a pre-requisite for those companies supplying components, assemblies and fabrications.

Powder Coating

We understand that powder coating is vital to the overall quality of our products. The coatings we use are compliant to EN 45545 HL3, BS6853 Cat 1a and London Underground Approval for rail applications, and are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and allow the materials to last longer. Items can be supplied with both Anti-Graffiti and Anti-Microbial to EN45545.

Wet Painting

We are fully certified to wet paint Axalta and Mankiewicz paint systems. These paint systems are widely used on rolling stock interior products, with both being compliant to EN45545 HL3 and BS6853 Cat 1a.

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