Stevenage Sheet Metal, Letchworth, Hertfordshire.
Tel: +44 (0)1462 674794
Because we each have our own areas of expertise and excellence, we’ve created a supply chain filled with quality audited Partners who provide engineering and finishing processes to match our own rigorous standards. This helps us to play to our strengths and still broaden the services we are able to offer our customers.
We appreciate that turnaround times and quality are important, and that our customers, quite rightly, demand the same levels of service and the same high standards of finish and performance, regardless of whether the work was completed in-house or by one of our Specialists.
Working with our Partners, we offer the full package, to see how we can benefit your business, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.
CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Manufacture) is used to both design and manufacture products. It’s effectively a link between the drawing or model and the machining process needed to turn it into a real-life component.
The software generates the tool paths needed to produce the finished part based on the CAD design and passes these instructions to the machine which then carries out the process, be it punching, milling, turning, grinding, forming or cutting.
We work with many of our customers to move their design from the back of an envelope into a 3D CAD environment where it can be modelled, reviewed and tweaked, if needed, before our experienced and quality driven production team make it a reality.
This investment in meeting our customers needs is just one of the things which sets Stevenage Sheet Metal apart from the crowd, and keeps our customers coming back to us.
We are always keen to assist customers, both old and new, so call us for a free design consultation or for advice and let us help you to get that design off the drawing board.
As you might expect, not all of our customers are experienced Engineers, able to conceive and detail complex sheet metal designs and assemblies – taking into account wastage, bend loss, distortion and tooling constraints. That’s why we have a team dedicated to providing advice and solutions which are individually tailored to meet the diverse needs of our customers.
Each design is reviewed for viability, cost effectiveness and durability before being committed to production. We find that embedding this kind of quality in the process from the very start yields enormous benefits for both ourselves and our customers in terms of cost savings, turnaround times and the quality of the finished goods.
Quality is paramount in all that we do, so embracing new technologies that enhance it is a logical step. Investing in these technologies allows us to keep pace with our customers requirements, and with the capability to bend sheet materials up to 4000mm wide, we’re far ahead of many of our peers.
We leverage the latest programming technologies (see CAD/CAM Programming) to provide extensive and flexible material processing and invest extensively in state of the art machinery. This passion for excellence includes our approach to CNC Punching.
Not only do we have a ‘more traditional’ Shape DELTA punch, but we’ve recently purchased a TRUMPF TruMatic 7000 laser punch combo – a machine so new and advanced it’s one of less than a handful in the UK.
With this new addition to our armoury, we are able to offer even higher quality, better turnaround times and better material handling to avoid scratches.
1275 x 2525mm punching area in 3mm mild steel or aluminium and up to 8mm thick in other materials.
For other materials, please contact us on
+44(0)1462 674794 or via our Contact us page, and we’ll be delighted to help you with your design.
Don’t forget, we also provide Laser Cutting services, so we’re sure to have a solution.
Quality is the cornerstone of our business, and providing the best possible finished goods with minimal or no distortion, and high fidelity to the design intent, keeps our customers coming back – confident that we can deliver, on time and at a quality that meets or exceeds their expectations.
Laser cutting is one of the ways we keep ahead of the curve. As demand for stricter tolerances and a better finish rises, a laser is the tool of choice, providing a number of benefits to our customers.
We like to provide a full service to our customers, and to maintain control of lead-times and quality. That’s why we commissioned our own fully fitted wet spray and powder coating facilities on our premises.
In addition to feeding our own production, we offer shearing services to our customers too.
Able to quickly and reliably cut sheet materials up to 2500mm wide, we can provide both the material from our extensive stock, if required, and a fast cutting service.
Although our guillotine can manage up to 2500mm, if you have a larger sheet requirement, talk to us and perhaps our Laser Cutting Service can help.
Whether it’s to improve the look of a component, to smooth out imperfections, or to provide an attractive and durable finish, straight graining is an excellent choice.
We provide straight graining up to 1000mm wide in a variety of strengths, from a light brushed finish, to a deep linear grain. Not only does it look good, but it also provides a degree of visible scratch resistance in service.
Welding is a vital part of our operation, and not all can do it so well or have access to the facilities, the quality of equipment and the vast shop-floor space needed to complete some of the work we undertake.
We offer all types of welding in-house including:
MIG Welding – Metal inert gas welding used for fusing materials such as mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.
TIG Welding, or Tungsten inert gas welding, which requires a high level of expertise and produces a superior quality finish which requires little clean up or sanding and grinding.
Spot Welding – called resistance spot welding, it’s used to fuse sheet metals, from 0.5 to 3mm thick, together at specific points. This can be a highly effective way of fusing materials without excessive heat building up and deforming the sheet.
We also carry out projection welding to apply weld studs, nuts and fastening parts as required.