Computer-aided design (CAD) has revolutionised the bespoke metal fabrication industry. Designers and engineers need no longer rely on technical drawings – precisely, but painstakingly, created by hand – to turn their customer’s bespoke metalwork designs into reality. They can turn, instead, to fast, versatile and sophisticated CAD software.[...]
The quick answer is yes – for the foreseeable future at least, and beyond this for companies trading with the EU. The main regulatory regime affecting the fabrication and assembly of steel structures is the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), a piece of European Union (EU) legislation that was incorporated into UK law in July 2014. The CPR[...]
Since 2010, any staircase built or maintained in the United Kingdom has been governed by an extensive, stringent set of legally-binding safety and quality control regulations. These regulations control the height, length, safety features, materials, and joinery used in every new and renovated staircase in Britain as well as their surroundings.[...]
Notwithstanding the different properties of stainless steel when compared with, say, carbon steel, the techniques for welding the two alloys are not dissimilar. However, stainless steel has a lower coefficient of thermal conductivity, so the temperature of both the base metal and the weld metal must be carefully controlled. Similarly, any[...]
The March Steam and Vintage Show has become a must-attend event for fans of steam and vintage vehicles in Cambridgeshire and we're really looking forward to this year's edition. Read on to discover more about this fantastic show and find out how you can ensure you see us while you're there.
When you hire a steel fabrication company to provide structural or architectural metalwork, the aim is to receive a quality service and to complete your project in a cost-effective and timely manner. However, if you want to get the most out of your partnership, it's important to take a constructive and collaborative approach to project[...]
Coating steel surfaces can be a cost-effective way of protecting them from damage, but if not done properly, several issues can occur. Your coating may develop defects, such as thin patches, drips, and bumps, reducing its effectiveness and negatively affecting its appearance. So, how can you minimise the number of coating defects that you get?
When you need to remove paint, rust, or other substances from industrial equipment, abrasive blast cleaning can be exceptionally effective. However, if you work for a company that's keen to minimise its impact on the environment, you may be worried that the process lacks green credentials. So, can abrasive blast cleaning be environmentally[...]
Many abrasive blast cleaning methods can be used to clean metal surfaces, each with their own pros and cons. In this post, we take a closer look at one of these processes – bead blasting – in more depth, so you can assess whether or not it meets your needs.
Soda blasting is a method of light, non-abrasive cleaning that uses compressed air to blast aerosolised particles of sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) mixed with plain water onto a dirty or tarnished surface using a compressed air pump. The pressurised soda mix is sprayed through a hose and left to dry (as with power washing). It's[...]