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UK Manufacturers - casting - machining - metal working
Abbott Fabrications, based in Northamptonshire, specialises in
sheet metal and stainless steel work for architectural, shop
fitting, prototyping, exhibition and food industry use, and
bespoke commissions.

The company prides itself on offering a reliable service,
dependable quality and excellent value. By offering all of these
things, Abbott’s repeat customers include Lexus, Lotus, Toyota,
Cosworth, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein, Unilever, Gazeway, Saxbys
and Geest.

The Interactive web station to the left was built out of stainless
steel for the Toyota Stand at the Motor Show 2000, and for the
subsequent national road-show. Originally commissioned from Germany,
a total of three were built and these were seen by thousands of auto

*Abbott Fabrications
Unit 1b/c
Woodleys Yard
Newton Road
Higham Ferrers
Northants NN10 8HW
Tel: +44 193 341 1619
Fax: +44 193 341 1619


Established as a Limited Company in 1981, ABC Stainless Limited,
are acknowledged specialists for all types of stainless steel
fabrication, including hygienic products, having built a reputation
for supplying quality products.

Our reputation has been built upon efficient manufacturing facilities,
continual on-going assessment of administration and in-house facilities
and competitive tendering.

We are pleased to be associated with many well known Process and
Utility Companies, utilising quality assurance methods gained from
the Cosmetic, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Chemical, Brewery, Food &
Drink Processing, Off Shore Petroleum, Waste Water Treatment and allied
industries, with many of our facilities being requested as standard in
tender enquiries.

ABC Stainless Limited offer its clients experience and manufacturing
facilities far in excess of a general fabrication company, having
invested over three quarters of a million pounds in the last 3 years,
purchasing the latest CNC Waterjet and Laser cutting facilities,
Rotary Welding Equipment and other service some of which are unique
to the Company.

We welcome enquiries for all manner of stainless steel products,
in either ANSI304, ANSI316 or Duplex grades, with welding undertaken
by BSEN287-1 qualified Welders, together with in-house bead, grit
or various polished finishes.

Although we specialise in stainless steel, we are by no means
limited to this material and welcome the opportunity to tender
for alloy and aluminium fabrications, manufacturing one off's
or complete turn key projects to client requirements.

The Consaf stainless steel handrailing system is a recognised
and accepted system in the Food and Drink, Cosmetic, Petrochemical
and Chemical Industries, where build quality, hygiene and
appearance are critical factors. Consaf is durable, corrosion
resistant and maintenance free, and is manufactured as components
to allow ease of design and installation.

Consaf Stanchions give options in securing the hand/knee rail,
including anaerobic glue, welding or crimping. All of whick
provide a rigid assembly, locking against movement, corrosion
and bacterial attack.

Consaf stainless steel safety system offers versatility in its
comprehensive range of bends, end closers and stanchion optional
fixings. It is ideal for any situation due to its hygienic and
aesthetic properties and is probably the most flexible cost
effective system on the market today.

Where equipment access is a priority for maintenance, stanchions
can be flow drilled where the hand/knee rail passes through,
securing the rail with a grub screw, giving the additional
benefit of rail removal at any time. We welcome enquiries for
individual project designs, undertaking specific architectural
enquiries, including the supply of glass and metal infill panels.

*ABC Stainless Ltd
Empson Road
Eastern Industry
Cambridgeshire PE15UP
Tel: +44 173 331 4515
Fax: +44 173 331 5273


Founded in 1971, we have become one of the leading Metal Spinning
Companies in the South of England, not to mention one of the longest
standing. This is due to our commitment to customer service, our
continual striving for quality and our ability to remain flexible.

We know that with technology and craftsmanship we can help you fulfil
your spinning requirements.

The diverse application of metal spinning can be seen from our list
of industries supplied. Our spinnings have gone all over the world
and indeed out of it - we even have parts on rockets in space!

For over 32 years this has been the promise of AD Metal Spinners
Ltd to its customers Combine this with BS EN ISO 9002 pt 2 and you
can be sure of a professional approach, tailored to your individual

Offering competitive prices with fast lead times, we can spin
metal up to 50" (1270mm) diameter in normal sheet gauge sizes.
Metals utilised range from copper, aluminium, brass, mild steel,
to the more exotic 'euronorm' specification materials for aircraft,
defence and nuclear demands.

Fast lead times are possible because we make the tooling "in house".
However, unlike other spinning shops we do not hold retention titles
on the tooling... "you pay for it, you own it!"

Whether you require R&D - 1 off - batch work our modern 5000sq ft
factory covers it all.

*AD Metal Spinners limited
56-60 Shelley Road
Dorset BH1 4HY
Tel: +44 120 230 9090
Fax: +44 120 239 2360


Allbart Ltd was established in 1974 and has grown year on year in size,
experience and capability. Our present manufacturing base in Kent
covers 22,000 square feet.

We are experts at making sheet metal enclosures, panels and chassis
for a diverse and extensive range of clients.

We are constantly striving to improve the flexible and high quality
service we provide to such a diverse client base. A policy of prudent
continuous investment in plant and equipment has enabled us to achieve

Computer-aided-design and manufacturing equipment and other plant
such as powder coating and electronic assembly mean that we can offer
a complete solution from design through manufacturing and finishing to
packaging and delivery.

Electro-static powder line with full on line degreasing and phosphate
which ensures powder coating has the correct adhesion and paint
coating equipment ensures the right finish for your product. Screen
printing facilities allow us to apply your logo, panel details
and operating instructions making the complete enclosure, ready
to accept your components.

*Allbart Ltd
M E M Centre
New Road
Kent ME12 1AU
Tel: +44 179 566 6310
Fax: +44 179 566 7427


Specialists in the manufacture and finishing of various alloy die
cast components to diverse industries that include automotive,
commercial vehicle, telecommunications, lighting, electronics,
defence and general engineering.

Alumasc Precision Limited is the primary castings and components
business of the Alumasc Group plc. Alumasc Precision itself is
comprised of three business sites in the UK. In Burton Latimer,
Northamptonshire we have our head office and the Alumasc Precision
Components foundry and machine shops. In Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire
we have our Dyson Diecasting Plant, which also has extensive casting
and finishing facilities and in Birmingham, West Midlands we have our
Copal Castings Site which like the other sites has extensive
engineering facilities.

Across these sites we employ hundreds of skilled, dedicated engineers,
technicians and foundry staff. We specialise in supplying aluminium die
cast components into a number of different markets including
automotive, commercial vehicle, telecommunications, lighting,
electronics, defence and general engineering.

All die casting processes are available including High-Pressure
Casting, Low-Pressure Casting and Gravity Fed. There is also the added
benefit of sand castings, ideal for pre-production prototypes and small
batch quantities.

Alumasc has invested heavily in computer technology to extend quality,
flexibility and speed. We are able to interchange all types of CAD
information with our clients, simulate casting processes and deeply
investigate quality control before any product is released to clients.

The foundries are complemented by extensive CNC machining capabilities,
assembly and finishing, which enables Alumasc to supply fully finished
components to point of use where required.

We have fostered long term relationships with blue chip manufacturers
and integrators across all industries. We have put in place high speed
internet connections throughout our sites and welcome partnering
opportunities that are mutually beneficial.

The manufacturing facilities have minimum quality approval to ISO9002
with some sites having QS9000, VDA6.1 and TS16949 accreditation.

Alumasc Precision Limited is part of the Alumasc Group of companies,
specialising in supplying aluminium die cast components into a number
of different markets including automotive, commercial vehicle,
telecommunications, lighting, electronics, defence and general

All die casting processes are available including High-Pressure, Low-
Pressure and Gravity. There is also the added benefit of sand castings,
ideal for pre-production prototypes and small batch quantities.

The foundries are complemented by extensive CNC machining capabilities,
assembly and finishing, which enables APL to supply fully finished
components to point of use where required.

*Alumasc Precision Limited
Station Road
Burton Latimer
Northants NN15 5JP
Tel: +44 153 638 3849
Fax: +44 153 672 3835


Established in 1988 Aluminium to Zirconium was originally conceived
as a specialist welding comapny by its proprietor Mr. John Giles,
whose ideal it was and indeed still is, to produce exceptionally high
quality welded products in heat and corrosion resistant materials for

As recommendations grew the Company was guided towards full
fabrication and at present our in house facilities include an Argon
Arc vacuum chamber for the welding of refractory metals within a
controlled environment.

Our highly skilled staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience
in all aspects of this type of engineering and produce work of a
quality which is second to none. Products can be manufactured to
specific requirements or to customers own drawings if required. We
also undertake repair \ maintenance work either in house or using
our on site services.

With the continuing expansion and ventures into new avenues of
supply, the workshop is now increased to 6000 sq. ft.

New machinery acquisitions mean a continued dedication to all
round manufacturing capabilities.

Rolling capabilities improved to enable 6mm x 2500mm long to be
rolled down to 300mm diameter and punching holes up to 28mm diameter
through 12mm plate.

Welding capabilities increased by 3 further TIG plants and a 400 amp
MIG machine using flux cored and solid wires. Our welders are coded to
ASME IX and EN287 standards.

Our machine shop can now turn up to 640mm across the face plate and up
to 2200mm between centres x 85mm through the headstock allowing
machining of shafts between centres and large diameter flanges
and seal plates.

Our slotting machine can cut keyways through bosses up to 152mm deep.

All our staff are fully committed to producing the highest quality
fabricated and machined products for a broad customer base in all
metals, from 2 metre long Aluminium training bombs to Zirconium
atomiser tips for incineration plants.

Over the years we have manufactured a range of products for the
Brewing and Food Industries, from 50 Barrel Mash Tuns down to small
inline filters for hop seeds and raspberry pips.

We design, build and install complete microbreweries. To date these
are mainly UK and Europe based. We have successful installations for
numerous Firkin Brew Pubs and also The Frog & Rosbiff and Frog &
Princesse in Paris. Other Installations in Toulouse & Lausanne in

These can be made to suit customers conditions or to a standard
design with finishes to suit.

We offer vast knowledge and skills in working with Tantalum for
many applications. Some are outlined below.

Tantalum cladding of complex shapes is a speciality. Our high
class workmanship coupled with Tantalum's excellent resistance
qualities makes for a long term effective solution to the most
aggressive atmospheres.

*Aluminium to Zirconium
Park Drive Nurseries
Windsor Gardens
Essex SS5 4LH
Tel: +44 170 254 6482
Fax: +44 170 253 0955


Based in Dumfries, Anderson Fire and Rescue Products Ltd is the
UK's leading company providing specialist stowage solutions to the
fire and rescue industry.

In addition to an extensive range of specialist fire appliance
stowage equipment, cradles , sliding trays, turntable trays and
drawer systems, we are also innovators having recently introduced
the acclaimed Anderson Mobile Cutting Unit (MCU) we also provide
bespoke solutions meeting the needs of even the most demanding

With state of the art precision machinery, highly skilled staff,
Anderson Engineering are a major supplier to the specialist vehicle

Our vast customers range extends from the Ministry of Defence,
British Telecom and Securicor to the Nuclear Industry for whom we
provide quality, precision components. As an ISO 9000 registered
company, this confirms our commitment to uncompromising quality and

Anderson Engineering (Dumfries) Ltd are a company who provide an
extremely high quality product with our state of the art CNC machining
centres and cad/cam packages.

Anderson Engineering believe in investing in new technology and
are committed to providing customers with high quality components
efficiently and quickly, modern technology assists with the reduction
lead times on jobs providing customers with cost effective solutions.

The machine shop at Anderson has a multitude of skills which ensures
that even the most complex of designs can be engineered and
manufactured to the highest standards of quality.

This quality production which is a feature of Anderson Engineering
optimises the life span of the components enabling you to benefit
from robust, reliable products even after extensive usage within the
engineering industry.

*Anderson Group
Unit 1 Newton Industrial Estate
Irongray Road
Dumfries DG2 OJE
Tel: +44 138 772 1700
Fax: +44 138 772 1701


Archer Woodnutt Limited is a light fabrication sub-contractor, based
in North Staffordshire, just 5 minutes from junction 16 off the M6

We specialise in the manufacture of CNC punched and NC folded sheet-
metal components, control consoles, electrical cabinets, panels and
tubular frame fabrications in both ferrous materials up to a maximum
thickness of 4mm.

The first unit (25,000 sq.ft), houses our manufacturing equipment
and stove enamelling facilities, whilst a second unit (5000 sq.ft)
contains pre-treatment, powder coating, assembly and packing.

In addition to manufacturing, through business partnerships, we
are also able to provide wiring harnesses, printed circuit board
assemblies and screen printing to extremely high standards.

In order to provide our customers with the bast service possible,
we have installed a sophisticated Computerised Production Control
System. This provides comprehensive information from estimating
through to invoicing and MRP and MRPII functions. This has enabled
us to precisely monitor costs, thus improving both our efficiency
and allowing our pricing to be as competitive as possible.

Archer Woodnutt Limited is totally committed to quality and
operates within the constraints of a management system, which
has been accredited to ISO EN9002. The system was approved on the
11th July 1994 and is maintained by ISOQAR Ltd. Our certificate
number is 434/94.

*Archer Woodnutt Limited
Jamage Industrial Estate
Pit Lane
Talke Pits
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire ST7 1UH
Tel: +44 178 278 5016
Fax: +44 178 277 6273


Armstrongs Blacksmiths & Engineers was founded in 1997 by the Sole
Proprietor, Mr L Armstrong (RSS), AWCF, AWCB, as registered farriers,
soon diversifying into general blacksmithing and building a reputation
for quality.

Customer demand led to the further expansion of the business
into engineering, still with the emphasis on 'metal manipulation',
and the firm now supplies components to virtually every sector
of the engineering industry, including leading international
manufacturers. Increasing demand led, early in 1996, to the
acquisition of additional industrial premises in Tamworth, to
complement the original facilities at Friars Forge, Grendon.

The Company's success is attributable to a steadfast commitment
to quality, a commitment that remains to the fore as the Company
enters it's third decade of production.

*Armstrongs Blacksmiths & Engineers
Unit 29
Armstrong Road
Lichfield Road Industrial Estate
Tel: +44 182 731 666
Fax: +44 182 766 833


Birmingham Bronze Foundry Ltd are a non-ferrous castings manufacturer
providing BS1400 Sand castings in Gunmetal, Phosphor Bronze, High
Tensile Brasses, Aluminium & Manganese Bronze.

Our foundry products also comply with the European Standard BS En
1982:1999 which has the status of a British Standard.

Birmingham Bronze Foundry are able to supply and meet customer
requirements at either standard and provide fully certificated castings

We pride ourselves in providing high quality products at reasonable
prices whilst maintaining a rapid delivery service not just in the UK
but worldwide also.

We are happy to meet orders of either small or large quantities
and Birmingham Bronze Foundry openly invite prospective clients to
visit our foundry in Birmingham, England.

Long tradition in non-ferrous metal castings.

We are a traditional family run business who have been involved
in metal castings for more than three generations through our
foundry located in Birmingham.

Over the years we have built up a very enviable relationship with
all our clients some of whom have been with us from our early years
and the level of service they have accepted as common place from us
still exists to this day.

Our products are of the highest quality currently available and
together with a first class delivery schedule we are confident you
will need no other casting company to service your requirements.

Should you wish to call us for any information regarding non-ferrous
metal castings then please use the details below or simply complete
our customer enquiry form and we will contact you shortly.

*Birmingham Bronze Foundry Ltd
74 - 77 Steward Street
Spring Hill
Birmingham B18 7AF
Tel: +44 121 454 4562
Fax: +44 121 456 4572


The West Midlands is the core to the business with satellite branches
in Manchester, Hartlepool and Hamilton, Scotland.

The company is technologically advanced in all aspects from customer
communication and work administration to computer controlled bending
and cutting.

Capacity in each of the specialist services is the largest available
in the UK, and in some areas, the World.

Approvals from most major contractors and petrochemical blue chip
companies are a testament to the quality and service provided. All
jobs are instantly traceable through our production network, which
meets ISO9000 standards.

Barnshaws Group always meets all current environmental legislation
and continuously reviews this at board level.

*Barnshaw Section Benders Ltd
Tipton Road
West Mildands B69 3HY
Tel: +44 121 557 8261
Fax: +44 121 557 5323


Bowmic Limited was formed in 1971 by two senior Aerospace heat
treatment shop managers. It was their belief that the local engineering
sector would use a sub-contract heat treatment service run along
technically similar lines to their in-house cousins.

Now in our fourth decade of trading, the principles upon which the
Company was founded are upheld in today's competitive business
environment, within which Bowmic thrives as a provider of fast
turnaround, premium quality treatments.

Quality is always our number one priority. Getting the job done
right - first time - is the platform upon which we have built our
expertise. Bowmic are approved to ISO9002: 1994 and have ISO14001 EMS
pending. The QMS is supported by highly experienced operators and
backed by a programme of continuous investment.

Vaccum Processing furnaces are ideally suited to the bright hardening
of selected tool steels with minimal distortion. Fully automatic
cycling ensures reliability and repeatability of process. The use
of cryogenic nitrogen as a quench medium ensures that surface finish
is retained whilst environmental impact is minimised. Suitable
materials typically include A, D, H, T and M-Series tool steels,
in addition to the martensitic stainlesses (400-Series).

Sealed Quencs batch furnaces are designed to heat treat large
component volumes cleanly and economically in a gaseous medium.
Bowmic use closed-loop Oxygen Probe atmosphere controls, which
ensure precise management of Carbon Potential levels throughout
the programmed cycle. Neutral hardening, carburising and carbonitriding
are catered for on a 'round the clock' basis.

Nitriding produces a hard, abrasion resistant surface with improved
fatigue strength on selected materials. The Bowmic nitriding process
produces highly satisfactory case characteristics with the very minimum
of component distortion - making the process highly suitable for
Formula 1 engine components, extrusion dies, gears and mould tools.
Components of up to 480mm O.D. and 680mm in length may be treated in
the vertical plane using purpose-built equipment.

Tufftride? nitrocarburising variants TF1, Q, QR QPQ, TF1-LT and
Tenoplus give greatly enhanced resistance to wear, corrosion and
fatigue whilst reducing sliding friction. Suitable for use on all
ferrous materials. Treating temperatures are low and cycle times
short. The ability to downgrade materials or uprate performance -
and treat finished parts - has led designers to increasingly specify

Bowmic pursue a policy of continuous improvement. If you require
a treatment or process which is not listed here please contact us.
On most occasions we will be able to satisfy most requirements. When
we cannot we will direct you impartially to a more appropriate source.
Bowmic can collect & deliver your work.

*Bowmic Limited
372 Western Road
Leicester LE3 0ED
Tel: +44 116 254 2767
Fax: +44 116 285 7303


Chrysalis Services have been operating since 1991 as general sheet
metal fabricators.

After many years of fulfilling customers requests, we have built up
an expertise in producing a wide variety of products to customers
precise specifications.

Operating out of large workshops, our 10 staff are experts in many

… whether you are looking for light steel work, staircases,
fixings for signs, shopfittings, workbenches, screens for car doors,
racks, galvanised flower pots, architectural framework or just the odd
prototype, Chrysalis will provide you with a first class service -
anywhere in the UK.

*Chrysalis Services Ltd
Unit 2
Morley Rd
Staple Hill
Bristol BS16 4QT
Tel: +44 117 957 4846
Fax: +44 117 957 2956


Based in Kent UK, Cirrus specialise in high quality sheet metalwork
and CNC punching to your requirements. Full CADCAM capability using
state-of-the-art offline programming.

We have all the necessary facilities for high quality production
and prototyping of all sheet metalwork and cnc punching applications.
Professional MIG and TIG welding also undertaken.
Advanced CADCAM programming enables multi-part processes, reducing
run-time and production costs.

CADCAM and CNC operations are all too often associated with large
batch sizes. Here at Cirrus we realise the importance of our
customers' prototypes and pilot runs. Small quantities and urgent
one-offs are therefore no problem.

*Cirrus Engineered Products Ltd
Units 8 and 9
Northdown Industrial Park
St. Peters
Kent CT10 3JP
Tel: +44 184 386 9185
Fax: +44 184 360 3487


Colsalake Ltd was formed in 1982 by 2 directors and employed 1
precision engineer.

Now one of the original directors having bought out his partner
in 1996 employs a highly skilled workforce of 12.

Our customer base ranges from Printing, Packaging and Crane
Lifting Equipment to larger Companies such as Boots, R.O.F.,
Severn Trent Water and Trebor-Basset.

*Colsalake Ltd
Unit 6
Eldon Road
Nottingham NG9 6DZ
Tel: +44 115 943 1558
Fax: +44 115 925 0990


CPE carries out small and large scale work in a variety of areas,
including CNC milling and turning as well as manual machining. We
provide a quick and efficient service for all types of precision
work at a competitive rate.

Established in 1988, we now carry out sub-contract work for a
variety of industries, which include flow control equipment, tank
gauges and film winding equipment as well as components for filling
machines and electrical switch gear.

If you would like to speak to us about your requirements or for
a quote, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Cowfold Precision Engineering already undertakes work for a number
of companies across South-east England. Some of the companies who
have used our services in the past, and continue to do so.

*Cowfold Precision Engineering
Oakendene Industrial Estate
Bolney Road
West Sussex RH13 8AZ
Tel: +44 140 386 4945
Fax: +44 140 386 5709


Croft Engineering of Draycott is a company of twenty-six employees,
specialising in low to medium batch production of high precision
components. The Company offers three main areas of expertise:

1. Precision grinding, covering cylindrical, centreless, internal
and ring grinding. Bore honing is also available for highly accurate
finishing of suitable features. The Company has five full time grinding
staff who work routinely to tolerances of .0002" and often to .0001"
where required, supported by a substantial range of inspection

2. CNC Milling, with six vertical machining centres, two of which have
4-axis capability.

3. CNC Turning, with five CNC lathes.

The above areas are supported by manual turning and milling. The
Company also has a three-axis coordinate measuring machine in a
temperature-controlled environment. The Company is registered with
BSI to BS EN ISO 9002.

Croft Engineering has produced aerospace and similar high specification
components for many years and is totally familiar with the quality
requirements involved. The Company is a preferred supplier to several
aerospace subcontractors.

*Croft Engineering
Sawley Grange
Sawley Road
Derby DE72 3QF
Tel: +44 133 287 2274
Fax: +44 133 287 5250


CTL Component's Manufacturing Division provides all of the key
processes required to deliver one-stop-shop solutions for your
metalwork requirements, cable accessories, electrical accessories
and electronic components.

Sheet metalwork, fabrication, metalwork, powder coating, screen
printing, dataface panels and all electrical accessories and electronic

CTL Component's Manufacturing Division provides all of the key
processes required to deliver one-stop-shop solutions for your
metalwork requirements.

Our long-standing customer base of major Blue Chip companies is
testimony to CTL's customer-focused culture. Working in partnership
with our customers, we use proven control systems to assist them in
reducing both their time-to-market, and real cost of purchasing. CTL
manufacture to a very high (ISO accredited) standard, which enables
us to deliver direct to customers' production lines without need for
additional quality inspection. This reduces customers' overheads,
and allows them to plan their manufacturing more efficiently.

By providing an integrated service of metalwork/finishing/printing,
we remove the need for second tier sub-contracting and all the
associated pitfalls.

CTL provide a comprehensive sheet metalwork service, capable of
producing parts up to three meters long from sheetmetal up to 6 mm
thick. Batch sizes can range from one-off prototypes to production runs
of over one thousand pieces.

Many of our customers are manufacturers of electronic equipment, and
their core expertise is inevitably in electronic circuits and software.

They choose to involve CTL at the inception of new products, in order
to ensure that their sheet metal enclosure is designed in the most
cost-effective manner. We provide the mechanical expertise, thus
allowing customers to focus on their core skills.

The Manufacturing Division has a screen-printing and label-printing
unit incorporated into on the main Wimbledon manufacturing plant.

Fine-tolerance screen-printing onto metal work is carried out either
as a stand-alone subcontract activity, or as an integrated process in
the manufacturing cycle.

Labels are manufactured in an infinite variety of colours, sizes,
and media for a diverse range of customers and end-uses. Batch
sizes range from small quantity requirements to runs of over 10,000.

Printed adhesive front panels and touch panels are also CTL

The unit is equipped with semi-automatic printing benches, and has
screen making and artwork production abilities. Customer instructions
can be downloaded via Email for a fast turn around.

A growing number of our customers find that their markets demand
individually branded products. CTL's high quality labels allow such
branding without the need for product variance until the point of

A problem faced by many designers is how to provide a front panel or
instrument face that is sufficiently durable to survive considerable
wear, whilst still providing the precision and design flexibility
allowed by a printed panel.

The solution is the use of CTL's Dataface technology. This combines
the versatility of screen-printing with the durability of a hard
plastic finish.

After considerable development CTL use a technique that reverse-
prints onto hard clear plastic, which is then bonded to a metal base.

The print is thus secure under the plastic, and will withstand abrasion
and wear.

Intricate graphics can be reproduced onto multi-colour panels.

These will retain their clarity and sharpness in environments where
traditional printed panels would soon deteriorate.

CTL's Dataface technology is relevant to an infinite variety of
products. It can regularly be found on products as diverse as
audio equipment that undergoes rigorous treatment from "roadies"
touring with a rock band, to medical equipment where a faded marking
on a dial can literally be a life or death matter.

Labels are manufactured in an infinite variety of colours, sizes,
and media for a diverse range of customers and end-uses. Batch
sizes range from small quantity requirements to runs of over 10,000.

Printed adhesive front panels and touch panels are also CTL specialities.

The unit is equipped with semi-automatic printing benches, and has
screen making and artwork production abilities. Customer instructions
can be downloaded via Email for a fast turn-around.

A growing number of our customers find that their markets demand
individually branded products. CTLÕs high quality labels allow
such branding without the need for product variance until the point
of shipping.

*CTL Components Plc
Falcon House
19 Deer Park Rd
London SW19 3UX
Tel: +44 208 545 8700
Fax: +44 208 540 0034


Based in an especially equipped modern industrial premises, just out
side Ashford in Kent, 2D Engineering Ltd is ideally located next to
a major communications focal point for the rest of Britain and the

2D Engineering is an independant privately owned company formed in 1992
to supply quality CNC machining services to all areas of engineering.

Specialising in medium to low volume requirements here at 2d we pride
ourselves on our willingness to tackle any obstacle. No customer should
feel that their requirement is too large or too insignificant to
warrant our attention. If you have a product requiring machining just
give us a call, our technically qualified staff have years of
experience in solving problems, we may even have solved yours already!

Founder & Managing Director Kevin Daniels has very much a hands on
approach with the day to day operation of the company. He has followed
a steady policy of expansion and re-investment with new CNC centres,
new software and inhouse programming to provide greater and more
flexible services for customers. Kevin's willingness to be involved in
problem solving with customers has meant that he has over the years
developed a loyal and varied customer base. "From magnesium alloy
wheels for motorsport to pressure fittings in brass, customers come to
2d because we listen, we talk to the customer, we solve the problems
together and we get the job done."

We machine a wide variety of parts from magnesium or aluminium racing
wheels to parts for vintage 'Blower' Bentleys. We can take all the
necessary detail to replicate unobtainable vintage components from an
old 'original' part to produce an authentic brand new 'original' part.
We have the flexibility not to insist on engineering drawings.

In the same way our flexibility and specialising in low volume makes
our abilities ideal for the latest Formula racing. Just call to discuss
your requirements.

*2D Engineering Ltd
Court Reed Farm
Sandy Lane
Great Chart
Near Ashford
Kent TN216 JN
Tel: +44 123 382 0080
Fax: +44 123 382 0994


There are countless companies around who offer fabrication and sheet
metal services. So why should you look at FSM as a possible
manufacturing partner?

Of course, we have all the latest high-tech equipment like laser
cutting and a CAD system with full 3D modelling capability.

And we have a prototype team that can cope with one-offs and come
up with solutions to your problems.

Our multi shift pattern gives us the flexibility to cope with tight
deadlines and larger than usual orders.

Transferring design information between customers and ourselves is
simplicity itself thanks to our ISDN link.

But there is one thing that our customers tell us that makes FSM
different. We have taken the time to search out what our customers
really need, then taken the trouble to make certain we deliver exactly

We know that above all, every single item has to be right first time
and delivered on (or before) your deadline.

To achieve this we continue to invest heavily in our manufacturing and
I.T. facilities.

We work to ISO standard.

And the entire workforce, right through to the Managing Director, is
as committed to these principles as if their jobs depended on it;
because we are all aware - they do.

Our customers require a fast response, but not at the cost of
sacrificing design quality. To meet these demands we have invested
heavily in our CAD department to provide a faster and smoother
transition from design to final manufacture.

There is no better or more cost-effective way to prove the
practicalities of your design, than by viewing your components
assembled in 3D.

To achieve this we use one of the leading CAD packages available,
Solid Edge 3D. This excellent product along with our highly trained
staff provide a very efficient way of producing detailed manufacturing

The accurate transfer of your design from CAD workstations to the punch
and laser is facilitated by direct CAM links.

The CAM software we use has been designed and written by the machine
manufacturer to achieve the best performance from their equipment.

The manufacture of high quality modular and bespoke trading desks for a
global supplier of innovative desking solutions. End users include
dealer rooms of the main UK and international banks and financial

Communication panels, cabinets, chassis and enclosures are among the
range of components manufactured for the telecommunications industry.

The example on the right is a customer service and information point
made from aluminium. This provides free telephone access to local

UV exposure cases, CPU support trays and enunciator housings are among
a wide range of items.

We design and manufacture vandal resistant steel door/screen systems.
These are made to withstand heavy-duty external applications and have
been installed extensively throughout the UK. They are called for by
municipal authorities who require a quality product that will give
years of maintenance free service.

*FSM Manufacturing
Sturmer Road
Suffolk CB9 7UU
Tel: +44 144 076 2561
Fax: +44 144 070 6251


Founded in 1962, Foundry and Fabrication has established a reputation
as one of the leading manufacturers of high quality gravity die,
greensand machine moulding and synthetic sand process castings in
the country. Foundry & Fabrication is a family owned and run business
with a strong focus on service.

We have a fully equipped machine shop comprising CNC milling and
turning as well as conventional machining. With an on-site pattern shop
and die manufacturing capabilities, new tools and repairs can be
affected promptly. Additional services include heat treatment,
shot/bead blasting, and a variety of finishes including powder/wet
coating, electro plating and anodising. Our aim is to offer fully
machined and finished castings as well as supplying castings or
machining services when required.

Quality systems
We are approved to BS EN ISO 9002: 1994 with a fully equipped quality
department with co-ordinate measuring machine.

Although the name Foundry & Fabrication implies we fabricate, we have
dropped this side of the business to concentrate on casting and
machining. We can supply completely finished castings in aluminium,
gun metal, zinc alloy, phosphor/aluminium-bronze in a variety of
surface treatments.

With a broad customer base Foundry & Fabrication Ltd works closely
with companies in a wide range of industries. We supply parts to the
automotive industry, explosion proof equipment for the petrol-chemical
industry, railway signalling equipment, for mining, components for the
MoD, switchgear manufacturers and many more.

We are increasingly forging partnership agreements with our customers
to ensure they get the best service possible. Our in-house pattern and
die manufacturing facilities enable us to react quickly when an order
is received. Time from samples to the production stage is minimal with
advise on design freely available at all stages.

Other on site facilities include bead/shot blasting and heat treatment.
We can also arrange most other surface treatments using local companies
who are also approved to BS EN ISO 9002.

*Foundry and Fabrication (Totnes) Ltd
Babbage Road Industrial Estate
Devon TQ9 5JD
Tel: +44 180 386 3254
Fax: +44 180 386 7697


Established in Sheffield for over 80 years, George H Cook is today
one of the leading Tool Steel suppliers in the UK with warehouses
in Sheffield and Coventry.

The move to a new purpose-built 3,300 square metre Sheffield
warehouse in 1997 has strengthened the company’s objective to offer
the UK’s widest choice of Tool and Mould steel with a range now
including powder metallurgy grades.

Recent investment has increased sawing capacity, and the company
has installed ‘in house’ surface grinding and milling to handle the
ever increasing demands for its Pre-Machined and ADVANTAGE bar in tool
steel, as well as creating the capacity to grind special sizes for

The range of Tool and Mould steels offered by George H Cook is
detailed in this catalogue. In addition to these grades, the company
maintains substantial stocks of Stainless Steel Bar in five popular

Selected Alloy Engineering and Carbon Steels are also included in
the stock range, being supplied mainly from the Coventry warehouse.

While stocks of standard qualities and sizes are available for
immediate delivery, the company can also supply special demands for
forged rings, blanks and blocks.

Non-standard grades can also be produced subject to manufacturing
quantity requirements.

The company has always prided itself on both the quality of its
steel and the service offered to its customers. George H Cook has
been a BS EN 9002 accredited supplier for 10 years and has also
recently been BS EN ISO 14001 accredited.

*George H Cook & Co Ltd
Uniformity Steel Works
Don Road
Sheffield S9 2UD
Tel: +44 114 221 2020
Fax: +44 114 221 3030


Goodland Engineering Ltd has over 80 years of experience in the
following areas:

Sheet metal work
General engineering
Exclusive - same day welding and repair service (subject to availability)

Formed in 1919 as JT Goodland & Sons, Goodland Engineering became
a limited company in 1957 and in 1990 the current owners Peter Wise
and Colin Broad took over the business.

We offer a highly competitive, comprehensive engineering service
that is second to none, to local industry. We also carry out a sub-
contracting service to major public services and private industry

Goodland Engineering is capable of carrying out a wide variety of
work both in manufacturing and as a service to local industry.

Sheet Metal
Our Guillotine has a capacity of 3 metres x 6.5mm. We have two
Bronx Computer Controlled Press Brakes, a 110 ton x 3 metre, and
a 25 ton x 1.5 metre; a Computer Controlled High Definition Tornado
CAD CAM Plasma Cutter, with 3 metre x 1500mm bed, which is capable of
fast and accurate batch production work. We also have a Triumph TS 75
Nibbling machine, Rolling and Spot Welding equipment and can offer very
competitive prices for Vessels, Ducting, Conical, Cabinet work etc.

We offer a unique repair service for cast iron, sheet and cast
aluminium, bronze, copper, magnesium, stainless steel and most
other types of metal. Our equipment includes Plasma, Arc, TIG and
MIG welders. We also have Mobile welding units for site work.

Our machining facilities include a Colchester Mastiff, Triumph
and Bantam lathes, with a maximum capacity of 7 feet between centres
and a 3 feet diameter faceplate. We have horizontal and vertical
milling machines and a threading machine with a capacity for 4 inch
nominal bore tube and 2 inch bolts. A cold metal spray service is
also offered for refurbishing worn and damaged parts. We undertake
all types of milling and machinery work in all materials, including

We are capable of handling most types of jobs including profiling,
shearing, punching, cropping and notching. Our equipment includes
automatic turntables, bandsaws, radial drills, pipe bending equipment
and rollers. We carry out structural Steelwork, Staircases, Fire
Escapes, Chimneys, Vessels, etc. The above is just an overview of
our services.

*Goodland Engineering Ltd Cannon Lane
Tel: +44 173 277 1010
Fax: +44 173 235 6472


GSM Valtech Industries Ltd is part of the GSM GROUP of companies.
We have five plants located within the UK.

GSM was established in 1974 by our current CEO trading as GSM
Graphic Arts Ltd, producing nameplates and labels based in a vacated
Army barracks and parade ground in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Expansion came through organic growth and acquisition and in 1979
Valtech Industries was purchased and moved to the Thirsk site. At
that time, Valtech Industries manufactured laboratory equipment such
as, machined receptacles and plastic coated magnetic stirrers. In 1995
sheetmetal capability was added with the introduction of punching and
folding equipment. GSM had now entered into the market place offering
graphic panels produced by Graphic Arts complete with metal enclosures
and ancillary metal parts produced by Valtech Industries.

In 1997 the GSM GROUP acquired the metalwork fabrication plant
of Farnell Electronics based at Wetherby, West Yorkshire. This site
had been producing fabricated enclosures for Farnell products since
1957. The GSM GROUP has restructured and significantly expanded this
facility by investing over £1 million in state of the art technology,
machinery and people. This is now the 28,000 square ft. site of GSM
Valtech Industries Ltd.

*GSM Valtech Industries Ltd
Sandbeck Way
Sandbeck Industrial Estate
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
LS22 7DE
Tel: +44 193 758 6987
Fax: +44 193 758 0768


Established in 1966, HHT Limited has grown to become the largest
single site heat treater in the UK.

We offer a range of heat treatment processes including surface
treatment, through hardening and tempering, austempering, case
hardening and induction hardening all on one site.

Recently introduced Nitroblack process.

Employing nearly 100 people HHT's, West Midlands base, just 1 mile from
the M6, offers excellent transportation links. This location is
complimented by a fleet of vehicles offering collection and delivery in
most areas.

HHT Limited offers technical advice gained from over 35 years
experience of Heat Treatment.

*HHT Limited
Heath Road
West Midlands WS10 8LU
Tel: +44 121 526 4771
Fax: +44 121 526 4153


Heat Treat Services was formed in 1984, providing spares and
fabrications to the Furnace Industry.

In 1988 the company moved location to larger premises with extensive
manufacturing facilities which enabled them to provide heat resisting
fabrications as well as in house furnace refurbishment capabilities.

In 1993 Heat Treat Services was awarded BS EN ISO 9001 for the design,
manufacture and refurbishment of furnace equipment and supply of
furnace spares.

Early in 1997 due to continuing growth it was necessary to relocate
to enhance all of the manufacturing, furnace refurbishment and office

Heat Treat Services are sole UK agents for the leading German and
Spanish furnace manufacturers "Aichelin" and "SSI" in America offering
full turnkey projects for all new and existing furnaces together with
the latest innovations in combustion, design and controls.

We supply a complete range of heat resistant castings to suit both
furnace furniture and spares.

A design service is available for cost effective fixturing.

Heat Treat Services are a leading authority in design and installation
of refactory brickwork employing our own team of skilled bricklayers
and fitters.

We are able to offer expertise on design and material selection for
partial or complete rebricks. We can assist in removal of old ceramic
fibre and replace with the latest alternative materials.

If you are looking to upgade your furnaces Heat Treat Servies will
provide the complete Turnkey package to suit your requirements.

The rebuilding of capital equipment together with ancillary equipment
is carried out both in house and on site.The range of rebuilding varies
from new control panels containing the latest PLC systems, updating of
combustion equipment with the best "LOW NOX" "High Efficiency" burners
on the market, complete refractory re-bricks.

*Heat Treat Services Limited
Rufford Road
West Midlands DY9 7NE
Tel: +44 138 444 2777
Fax: +44 138 444 2444


HMS welding and fabrication are a Manchester based welding company that
operates site welding and repairs throughout the Northwest of England.

With its team of expert welders available a rapid response is assured
when emergencies arise.

HMS welding was established in 1994 to provide a general steel
fabrication service to all sectors of industry including the
manufacture of fire escapes, staircases, security shutters, gates,
railings and balustrades etc.

HMS welding and fabrication produce feature steel fabrications,
along with their refurbishment, from architect driven designs.

HMS welding have earned an outstanding reputation as our clients
have found that our services are second to none.

HMS welding have considerable experience assisting in the renovation
of buildings, where refurbishment and new steel fabrications are

Accidents in the work place can cause considerable expense for
businesses, from the loss of working hours to claims for compensation.

Many accidents result from insufficient handholds and old or poorly
maintained stairs.

HMS welding are experts in creating safe walkways, stairs and working
platforms for industrial, commercial and all other types of workplaces.

Steel grills, railings and gates can provide a formidable obstacle to
the criminal.

Strong protection for businesses is only common sense in today's social
climate and secure premises mean less hassle and loss of time and money
in the long run.

HMS welding can advise on all security problems and then manufacture
exact solutions for those problems.

It is important that every business has safe, quick exits from their
premises in the event of a fire.

For many buildings this can mean an external staircase.

Solid, well-constructed fire escapes can make all the difference in
the event of an emergency.

*HMS Welding
Unit 24
Phoenix Industrial Estate
Cheetham Street
Manchester M35 9DS
Tel: +44 161 688 7880
Fax: +44 161 688 7995

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