<![CDATA[Cutting Technology Rss Feed]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:27:02 GMT Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:27:02 GMT LemonStand <![CDATA[High Volume Laser Cutting]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/high-volume-laser-cutting https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/high-volume-laser-cutting Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT Capable of Laser cutting various metals incredibly quickly, we have 3 of the latest 3000mm x 1500mm bed Bystronic laser cutting machines, running 24 hours a day to service your high volume, urgent Laser cutting requirements. Contact our Experts who will help you with all your individual needs.

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<![CDATA[Decorative Screens and Panels]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/decorative-screens-and-panels https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/decorative-screens-and-panels Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT As well as our normal Metal Laser-cutting Service we get a lot of enquiries for Laser Cut Decorative Screens and Panels.

Laser cut Walnut Veneered MDF looks terrific in this type of pattern. This one is 12mm thick but we can offer upto 18mm thick in Laser Cut MDF / Plywood. Our large area High Volume Laser Cutting 3000mm x 2000mm beds easily manage full 8' x 4' sheets.

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<![CDATA[Half Tone Laser Cutting]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/half-tone-laser-cutting https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/half-tone-laser-cutting Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT The Laser Cutting Process is a very versitile process enabling us to cut most shapes and profiles. Here we have used a standard photograph, converted it through specialist software to Half Tone (News Paper Print) then Postprocessed the file for Laser Cutting. The final panels were then Laser Cut from 3mm Brass. Speak to our experts today for your special project.

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<![CDATA[Laser Cutting Engineering Plastics]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/laser-cutting-engineering-plastics https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/laser-cutting-engineering-plastics Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMT We don't just cut Metals. We have invested through the years in specialised Laser Equipment that can also cut Engineering Plastics. These complement our Services in Metal Cutting.

Here we have processed 550off Insulation Pads from 1mm Acetyl which are used for insulating disimilar metals on Drag Chains in the Oil Industry. Using our large capacity cutting beds to produce these from 3000mm x 1500mm Acetyl sheets. Ring our Experts to find out more.

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<![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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