<![CDATA[Cutting Technology Rss Feed]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:37:26 GMT Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:37:26 GMT LemonStand <![CDATA[Material Traceability System]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/material-traceability-system https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/material-traceability-system Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT Cutting Technologies has a Material Traceability System (MTS) for all the materials arriving to be processed as part of our BS EN 1090 Factory Production Control (CE Mark). This gives us the ability to identify, track and trace elements of a product or substance as it moves along the supply chain from raw goods to finished products. Thus giving our customers assurance both in High Volume and small batch production.

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<![CDATA[High Volume Laser Cutting for our NHS]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/high-volume-laser-cutting-for-our-nhs https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/high-volume-laser-cutting-for-our-nhs Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:00:00 GMT First batch of 10,000 sets of Face Shields.

This is our proudest project we have ever been involved in.

It's time like this when you really care and go that extra mile to make a project happen on time.

Our customer is a major supplier to the NHS and needed Laser Capacity NOW!

We reacted and changed our resource plan after putting 2/3 rd's of our staff on furlough. This project needed to happen and we are proud and humbled to help. 

With 1/3 rd of our staff and some clever resourcing, working to Government safe guideline's we are Laser Cutting:-

282 Sheets  - 2500 x 1250 x 1mm Clear PETG

928 Sheets -  1100 x 650 x 0.8mm Red Polypropylene

That's 300 Hours of Laser Cutting to to make

40,000 parts for our NHS.

VERY PROUD TO BE HELPING OUR NHS IN THIS CRISIS.

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<![CDATA[BS EN 1090 Factory Production Control (CE Mark)]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/bs-en-1090-factory-production-control https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/bs-en-1090-factory-production-control Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT Cutting Technologies are both ISO 9001 and BS EN 1090 accredited, underlining our commitment to quality assurance. We can trace all our materials through the manufacturing process all the way back to the mill it was produced at, giving our customers assurance both in High Volume and small batch production.

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<![CDATA[Deep Laser Engraving]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/deep-laser-engraving https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/deep-laser-engraving Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT Using our latest 3000mm x 2000mm CO2 Laser, we can take on large scale Laser Cutting & Engraving projects. This is one of our latest projects, deep Laser Engraving Hardwood for Wembly Stadium. Contact our experts to help with your project.

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<![CDATA[JIT Batch Production]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/jit-batch-production https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/jit-batch-production Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT After over 18 years of Sub Contract Laser Cutting, our experience and Production Control Systems allow us to offer not only High Volume production but also JIT batch production throughout the UK.

With our ISO9001 Quality system, BS1090 Class 2 material traceability procedures and our 24 hour production facilities we can neet your demands.

 We work with our customers and have flexibility to work with YOUR systems.

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<![CDATA[CORTEN Fractal Tree]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/corten-fractal-tree https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/corten-fractal-tree Tue, 26 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT Using a combination of 15mm, 12mm, 8mm and 5mm CORTEN Weathing Steel we Laser Cut all the individual components for a well known Artist/ Sculpturer in London.

CORTEN steel, is a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting, and form a stable rust-like appearance after several years' exposure to weather.

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<![CDATA[Lasers for Metal, Plastics & Wood]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/lasers-for-metal-plastics-and-wood https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/lasers-for-metal-plastics-and-wood Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT Cutting Technologies Ltd has six Laser systems under one roof. Each Laser has its specialities allowing us to provide a full spectrum of Laser Cutting Services.

In this particular case we produced a studio sign for the BBC LOOK NORTH, which was made up in layers from 18mm Birch Plywood sound dampening board, 8mm Aluminium structural board, 3mm white Acrylic backing panel and 3mm red Acrylic sinage front panel. Using the different facilities enabled us to cut these dispret materials.

 

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<![CDATA[Architectural & Balustrade]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/architectural-and-balustrade https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/architectural-and-balustrade Tue, 03 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT Laser cutting gives architects and designers’ creative ideas a whole new dimension – allowing them to create stunning decorative panels for balconies and balustrading. It’s our philosophy that, if you can draw it, the lasers can cut it.

Creating panels for balconies and balustrading is an area where a whole host of materials can be used, from stainless steel to Corten and bronze to aluminium.

As well as being aesthetically pleasing, the panels have to be practical and adhere to building regulations.

By processing CAD drawings through our latest CAM package, stairs and tread specs can be very accurately produced.

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<![CDATA[High Volume Plastic Cutting]]> https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/high-volume-plastic-cutting https://www.cut-tec.co.uk/blog/post/high-volume-plastic-cutting Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT High Volume Plastic components for all Industries can processed on our specialised Laser Machine. With there high capacity 3000mm x 2000mm cutting beds, large sheets of material can be accomodated resulting in less handling and non process time. Please check our link for the types of Plastic Materials we can process.

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<![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[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.

CASE IN POINT

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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