<![CDATA[Cutting Technology Rss Feed]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:08:59 GMT Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:08:59 GMT LemonStand <![CDATA[£35K INVESTMENT]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/35k-investment https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/35k-investment Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT We have just invested £35K in the latest Production Management Software. This will help bolster our customer service with more accurate lead times, material utilization and enhance our ISO9001 Quality System. It also enables us to use extensive types of customers drawing files.

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<![CDATA[Fine Detail Fretwork]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/fine-detail-fretwork https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/fine-detail-fretwork Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT The latest Fiber Laser Technology allows us to produce fine detailed Frework in most materials. In this example we Laser Cut very fine detail in 3mm Aluminium. These were used as balustrade infill panels on a large building project in Cambridge. A total of 250 panels have been cut so far.

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<![CDATA[The Laser Cutter’s Laser Cutter]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/the-laser-cutters-laser-cutter https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/the-laser-cutters-laser-cutter Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT We have a group of Laser Cutter’s that come to us time and time again when they have capacity issues.

They get the same high level of service that our “normal” customers with the current market sub contract rates on volume.

This tends to work really well as they are “Laser People” who know exactly what they want.

Over the 5 Lasers we have 3,600 hours of Laser Capacity per month.

With 15 Years’ experience we know the industry. It’s never a constant flow. We understand you can’t just put another machine in for 2 months while you sort your capacity issue out.

Speak to the experts to see how we can help you. We can work week to week with available hours per week or one big job like the one we did here…


This full job was approx. 100 hours and 38 Tonnes of 20mm Mild Steel.

We worked with the Laser Cutter’s purchasing, quality and transport departments whom each have their own important criteria to make it possible.

Through using our ISO 9001:2015 and BSEN 1090 procedures these criteria were successfully met.

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<![CDATA[Etch a Sketch]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/etch-a-sketch https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/etch-a-sketch Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT Working alongside one of our large structural steel customers, we came up with a solution to provide accurate assembly markers and instructions that allowed the Mild Steel components to go directly to site without having to stop-off at the workshop.

Using their 3D CAD system of the final assembly, 2D parts were then produced with correct profiles, construction lines, welding symbols and individual part section numbers. Each type of line had a colour code. Our CAM system then interpreted the colour code to choose the correct Laser Technology to either cut through, Symbol Engrave, Deep line engrave, or Spot Mark.

Over 5000 components were successfully manufactured/ prefabricated using this method and our Client after realising the cost benefits is pushing to develop this method on future projects.

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<![CDATA[2 Accreditation's in 6 Months]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/iso9001 https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/iso9001 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 GMT We are very proud to have been accredited with ISO9001-2015 Management System and compliance with BS EN 1090-1:2009 Execution Class of Structural Steel Products.

Our decision to work towards ISO 9001 accreditation and BS EN 1090 demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve on providing a high-quality and consistent service to our clients and provide an ongoing commitment to investment in our employees and technology. 

The Cutting Technologies Team was delighted to be formally presented with their certificate by Alcumus ISOQAR after a lot of hard work and commitment. Managing Director Barry Proctor said “The successful certification is testament to the positive engagement of colleagues at all levels, and demonstrates a clear desire to embrace the standard as a fundamental element of our growth and customer focus strategies".

We have full traceability on over 300 Tonnes of Laser Cut Steel per month. All of our accreditation's are easy to download from our website here Accreditation's



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<![CDATA[Some Things Just Naturally Get Better With Age]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/fifteen-years https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/fifteen-years Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT 2018 Cutting Technologies Ltd is Celebrating 15 Years in Business.

In 2003 Martin Cook & Barry Proctor decided to grow a pair and throw everything they had into a new Laser Cutting Business.

The Strategy? “To be the best in the Industry”. Setting new benchmarks on Customer Service through reduced Lead Times, Improved Quality and Technical Competence.

15 years later that Strategy has been realised, with a large valued diverse customer base and a strong, focused and competent work force.

Well here’s to another 15 years of innovation and success “Hip Hip, Hurrah!!

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<![CDATA[CNC Engineer / Programmer]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/cnc https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/cnc Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT We are looking to recruit another Engineer/ CNC Laser Programmer to our professional and expierienced engineering team.

Cutting Technologies Limited has a strong presence within both the classic engineering and technical marketplaces. As such the work we undertake is varied, and is very often highly visible and prestigious.

The engineering team is responsible for the translation of our customer ideas and drawings, into components. The successful applicant will require good CAD skills, engineering knowledge, communication skills, and have an excellent customer focus.

Key Skills:

AutoCAD experience (or similar CAD package)

Ability to read and understand engineering drawings

Ability to work to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy

A recognised engineering qualification e.g. ONC, HNC or above


If you feel you can join us, and help us to achieve our future plans then please email your C.V., or request an application form from: hr@cut-tec.co.uk

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<![CDATA[AS THE SAYING GOES “TIME IS MONEY”]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/time-is-money https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/time-is-money Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT Over the past decade modern Laser Cutting machine tools have become “Plug and Play”. The downside to this is that as the CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software becomes more automated, the engineers/ programmers can become complacent and end up being “button pushers”.

Here at Cutting Technologies Ltd we pride ourselves on continuing to be the experts and like Gary Kasporov put our minds to the test by beating the computer.

When it comes to large volume jobs or a technical problem, we don’t just leave it to the BUTTON, we use our technical and engineering skills to provide the solution.


If you look at the drawing above, this is a typical balustrade or decorative building panel. It has over 2000 holes to be produced which require extensive head movement and piercing time. Running it through the automated programming system the total processing time was calculated at 83.22 minutes. Taking up the challenge our Laser Experts using years of Laser Processing experience and the old canny “Special Gas Nozzle” taken from the Tool box, reduced this time. As this was a repeat contract, we passed the savings onto our Customer. This resulted into a £120 discount off his next order. Speak to our experts to see how we can save you money on your repeat orders. As the saying goes “Time is Money”

“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”
― Peter F. Drucker

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<![CDATA[Identifying Structural Fittings Made Easy]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/identifying-parts https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/identifying-parts Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT When a large number of Mild Steel Structural Fittings are Multi nested together on a standard sheet to attain the best material yield, it can be very time consuming and difficult to identify similar looking components. The solution is to Laser Mark each Structral Fitting with its part number in the same process of being Laser Cut. As this is being done in the same cycle time with the cutting, no cost is added to the batch of Fittings

Here (see photo) we have produced another high volume cutting of 5 Tonnes of Structural Fittings in 24hr. Laser Cut, part number Laser Marked in process, Stacked and ready to go.



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<![CDATA[When is big better?]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/when-is-big-better https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/when-is-big-better Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT HIGH RESOLUTION LASER ENGRAVING AND MARKING OF GRANITE, MARBLE or STONE

CO2 laser systems are ideally suitable for engraving and marking of stone tiles (such as granite or marble). They are characterised by very high precision and thus, enable laser engraving of razor-sharp images and fine markings. There is no tool wear due to contactless laser processing so that the engraving quality will remain constant. The Engraving is permanent, frost-proof, weatherproof and does not fade over time. We can Laser Engrave on an area 3000mm x 2000mm.

The above image was Laser Engraved onto 1420mm x 1000mm x 40mm thick Granite Slab

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<![CDATA[Changing Times (New Managing Director)]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/changing-times-new-managing-director https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/changing-times-new-managing-director Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT Barry Proctor is the new Managing Director at CUT TEC.


Barry was the original founder of CUT TEC and has been one of a team of 3 directors’ at CUT TEC for the 15 years of its establishment. He has a long standing commitment to CUT TEC with 36 years in the Manufacturing/ Technical Sales sector.

 “Our 2 biggest assets are our Customers and our Employees; we value both in equal measure.” (Barry Proctor)

Since Barry took the helm back in July, CUT TEC is now in its strongest position it has ever been in.

“This is down to purely engaging our staff and discovering some really amazing talent” (Barry Proctor)

Barry and the team of Lasercutting Experts are really looking forward to the year ahead with some really interesting projects moving the business forward in the coming years.

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<![CDATA[70 Tonnes Processed in 48Hrs]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/70-tonnes-processed-in-48hrs https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/70-tonnes-processed-in-48hrs Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT  


Here at Cut-Tec we pride ourselves in having the expertise and High Volume Laser Capacity to provide a fast response to our customers’ requirements.


After the Christmas shutdown we had a client who had mistakenly missed an urgent production batch. We got the inevitable phone call “How quick can you turn 312 sheets of 10mm Mild Steel S355 around 3000mm x 1500mm sheets around? We need it by Wednesday”


The mission was accepted, their DXF files converted, and the material delivered to our site.


We allocated capacity on 2 of our 5 lasers and over 2 days (24hrs per day, 3 shift system) we had the batch ready Wednesday morning ready for collection.

 Well done lads Job Done.


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<![CDATA[Have yourself a Very Merry Christmas from all of us at Cut-Tec.]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/merry-christmas https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/merry-christmas Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Have yourself a very Merry Christmas from all of us at Cut-Tec. 


Thanks for the business in 2017. We look forward to working with you all again in 2018.


We finish for Christmas on Friday 22nd Dec 2017 and Re-open on the 2nd Jan 2017.

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<![CDATA[Laser Operator]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/laser-operator https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/laser-operator Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT There is now an opportunity for an experienced Laser Profiling Operative to join the team.
You will ideally be experienced on a Bystronic Laser and will be from the Barnsley area or within a commutable distance
You will ideally be confident on the setting and operating of the machine, further training and development is on offer but you will ideally have a foundation of experience on which to build.
We work to a three shift system of days afternoons and nights.
Rates are negotiable depending upon level of experience and qualifications.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a company offering a secure and progressive work environment.
Contact us on hr@cut-tec.co.uk if you think you have what it takes to work with one of the most innovative companies in Yorkshire.

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<![CDATA[Festive cuttings – Christmas decorations and lasers]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/festive-cuttings-christmas-decorations-and-lasers https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/festive-cuttings-christmas-decorations-and-lasers Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Laser cutting is perfect for intricate pieces. Not only is it capable of cutting a large quantity of identical items quickly, its precision allows for a perfect cut.

A couple of years ago we were commissioned to laser cut tens of thousands of festive ‘pet’ decorations.

These were for an online gifts business that sold high volume laser cut wooden Christmas Decorations. 

As well as prancing reindeers and polar bears, we also cut wooden Labrador, Poodle and Retriever decorations.

It’s great to have the opportunity to work on fun Christmas-themed projects like these. 

Feeling festive? Speak to our team on how laser cutting and engraving can help your product or design.

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<![CDATA[Creative Laser Cut Outdoor Sculpture]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/creative-laser-cut-outdoor-sculpture https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/creative-laser-cut-outdoor-sculpture Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT Creative, sculptural work always gets us fired up and we’re glad we were able to play a part in commemorating Wrexham’s history with this particular project.

Teaming up with our friends Heat and Beat, we laser cut dozens of pieces of 10mm mild steel which interlock to form a sculpture of a dog.

The project is a nod to one of Wrexham’s most famous landmarks, Acton Park, where two wooden greyhounds were carved and placed on top of a gateway to Acton Hall in the 1800s.

The original dogs were taken down in 1966 and the surviving dog, which is on display at Wrexham Museum, was 3D scanned –  Heat and Beat used the CAD model to produce a plywood prototype for approval, prior to getting the 10mm  steel cut by us!

After being assembled and welded, the sculpture was galvanised for corrosion resistance and layers of copper based paint were applied. The paint was treated with a mild acid to give the sculpture an incredibly realistic copper Verdigris finish.

The sculpture is truly eye-catching and is a fantastic piece of history for the local community.

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<![CDATA[Making Our Mark in Literature]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/making-our-mark-in-literature https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/making-our-mark-in-literature Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT We’re big fans of promoting laser cut decorative panels here at Cut Tec, but we’re particularly happy when we can showcase our engineering talents and expertise into creative markets.

One of our latest projects combined our manufacturing knowledge and a local sculptor’s artistic capabilities with literacy lessons at a Rotherham school.

Herringthorpe Junior School commissioned Michael Johnson to create a decorative screen which covered the Junior School’s entrance.

The screen formed part of a literacy trail and focussed around a quote from Wind in the Willows; “Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!”

The screen, which was approximately 10m in length, also included stream bank images such as weeds, mosses and nettles.

Michael contacted us to intricately laser cut the designs using stainless steel.

The safety of the children was of upmost important during the process and so to avoid little fingers being caught, a ½ inch of Laser Cut acrylic was placed between the screen as protection.


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<![CDATA[Sad News]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/sad-news https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/sad-news Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Martin Cook, a director and co founder at Cutting Technologies. 

Martin died suddenly at his home on July 1. Martin’s death has come as a huge shock to everyone at Cutting Technologies and he will be sadly missed.

Whilst this is a very difficult time for all of us at Cutting Technologies we are continuing to work and all orders placed are being fulfilled, as Martin would have wished.

Martin’s funeral will take place at Grenoside Crematorium on Friday 14th July at 2:45pm. If anyone would like to attend the funeral please email hr@cut-tec.co.uk for details.

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<![CDATA[Pairing panels and materials]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/pairing-balustrades-and-materials https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/pairing-balustrades-and-materials Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT When it comes to panels for balustrades and balconies, there’s no limit to the types of material you can use. Whether you’re after something stylish or practical – or maybe a bit of both – if it can be laser cut, you can use it in your designs.

These are projects we love to work on, the intricate designs really showcase the capabilities of our lasers. There are, of course, certain materials which are a natural fit.

Mild steel

The most common materials we cut for panels in stairwells, handrails and balconies where detailed design can be achieved. A truly versatile and cost effective material, it can be folded, rolled and welded. Mild steel will rust no matter what the situation so powder coating is the most popular choice to give a beautiful colour finish.

Stainless steel

The cut quality is excellent. Its decorative finishes combined with its corrosion resistance make it such a popular option, particularly for exterior balconies. Stainless steel comes in several grades and it’s important to select a grade suitable for outdoors with superior corrosion resistance, 316L often proves a popular choice.


Laser cutting aluminium has traditionally been difficult due to the reflections and the thermal transfer characteristics. We’ve invested in the latest tech to ensure even 10mm thick is cut cleanly and economically. It’s a lightweight material and can be powder coated just like mild steel or anodised.


Corten looks like mild steel but when it’s exposed to the weather, it develops a natural rust-like appearance so there’s no need for paint. For use indoors, Corten can be artificially rusted to give interiors modern looks. This self-protecting ‘rust’ resists corrosion and ensures the structure keeps its strength, so is ideal if you’re after a long-lasting, unique product.


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<![CDATA[Laser Cut Panels for the Outdoors]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/laser-cut-panels-for-the-outdoors https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/laser-cut-panels-for-the-outdoors Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Laser cut panels for balustrading is perfect for livening up any space – it can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. However, it needn’t be limited to the indoors.

Our latest project saw us laser cut a series of decorative panels which Flintshire County Council is using to cover the space between handrails and the floor, with the aim of protecting the bird sanctuary they surround.

The panels combine the local history and images include themes of recreation, maritime, birds, and industry.

We were commissioned by Heat and Beat to intricately laser cut the images in 316 stainless steel, which was chosen due to the materials corrosion resistant capabilities – meaning the balustrades will last for years to come!

We’ve worked with Heat and Beat a lot over the years and so they knew we were able to cut with the precision they required for this project.


Image courtesy of John Wynne-Eyton, CAD designer and sledge hammer operative at Heat and Beat. 

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