sheet metal fabrication Archives - St. Anns Sheet Metal

30 Years Dedicated Service Award

Graham Gee Has worked for Saint Ann’s Sheet Metal for 30 years , and we thought we would give him a little surprise. Graham Knew nothing about this until Richard Atkin (General Manager) awarded him with the award in the Canteen Area. I think he was a little surprised to

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September – Showcase of Products & Services

Sushi Stools
This unusual project, has turned out really well, and the customer is very happy with the finished product. Delivered on time and on Budget.

Material = Mild steel , the seat pan is made from 3mm mild steel which has been laser cut to perfection, ready to take the Mild

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Sheet Metal Replication, Reproduction and Redesign

St. Ann’s Sheet Metal have long specialised in reproduction of existing products, especially where potential customers do not have existing drawings or CAD files. One of our customers has seen first-hand the application of these skills in the creation of their product.
Reproduction
When they first came to St. Ann’s Sheet Metal,

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May – Showcase of Products & Services

Quality Inspections
Another laser cutting inspection underway at Saint Anns. Full inspections are carried out at every stage producing customer’s products and components. This job is now receiving an inspection before moving on to its next stage, CNC bending.

Brass Cutting & Bending
This 0.7 bright polish brass with vinyl coating is just

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Hydrogen Generator Case Development

Hydrogen Generator Development Brief
This project was carried out in order to facilitate a client’s need for a safe, secure and effective housing unit which would contain a hydrogen generator for powering cars and other, larger motor vehicles; lorries or trucks, for example.

As an initial foray into the project, we developed

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Sheet Metal Research Case Study

How to Join Galvanised Sheeting Together With Great Strength!
Our Research and Development Team was approached by a customer who required a new means of fixing together galvanised sheeting.

With our experience of Research and Development they wanted us to guarantee an advanced, reliable solution without the need for awkward or difficult

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Parts Washer – Complete Fabrication

Parts Washer the Background
For some time now, one of our many valued customers has been working with us using our laser cutting and bending facilities for the sheet metal components of a Parts Washer. Over this period, we have been consistently working alongside them providing valuable design assistance which has enabled

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Sheet Metal Company choosing the right one – part 3

Sheet Metal Company

Choosing the right one Part 3 

PART 1 PART 2

 

 

Choosing the right sheet metal company is a vital part of your business success, in this article we will discuss 3 things (Delivery, Re shoring, BSI/ISO). We think you should consider these important factors while choosing the right Sheet Metal Company you work with

8  Delivery

Ensure that the Sheet Metal Company can deliver the products to you should you require them to.Do they have the relevant transport required to deliver the completed components to your required destination. Some Sheet Metal Companies use sub contract delivery companies, which can cause complications that can delay your Supply chain

Agree the date that you wish to receive your products. If there is to be several deliveries required then ensure and agree with the company these delivery dates.

9  ReshoringFlag_-_Union_Flag

The number of companies returning production from countries such as China is outstripping those moving output overseas. According to a survey of more than 500 small and medium-sized manufacturers. 

The study, by the government's Manufacturing Advisory Service, found 15% of companies were returning production, compared with only 4% that offshored in the past year. Its findings suggest that reshoring, also known as “onshoring”, has been modest in scale so far but may be gaining momentum. Especially due to recent events, such as Brexit, and the strengthening of the exchange rate

More than a quarter of respondents (26% said concern over the cost of offshore production was the principal reason for reshoring, followed by improving quality (20%) and reducing lead times (18%).

10  BSI / ISO

BSI also known as British Standards Institution was founded as the Engineering Standards Committee in 1901.

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In 1988 it was revised and the organisation was able to diversify, acquiring other businesses the name then changed to BSI Group. 

In the year 2000 BSI ISO : 9001 changed drastically placing quality and process management at its core. The main aims are to understand the client's requirements before designing the processes that would enable a company to deliver to the satisfaction of the client ie: focusing on quality management as well as quality control. BSI ISO : 9001:2008 incorporated changes to make it more consistent with the environmental management system standard. 

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In the 2015 ISO 9001:2015 sees the revised standard providing a stable core set of requirements for the following ten years or so. It reflects the changes in quality management system practices and technology since the 2000 revision. The Annex SL will be applied improving compatibility with other management system standards.

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gary 2 I'm here to help so get in touch and let me quote for your Technical Sheet Metal Work, from flat to finished product

"We are big enough to cope, but small enough to care for all your Sheet Metal Requirements"

Gary Holmes - Technical Sales.

email Gary@saintanns.co.uk

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Design Improvements in Sheet Metal

Design Improvements  (Sheet Metal)– Hexagonal Heater Casing
We caught up with Graham Gee, St Ann’s Sheet Metals’ Project Development Engineer, on a recent visit, and he showed us one of his latest Design Improvements he has been involved in. The customer is extremely happy with this re-design, and so are we,

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New Nitrogen Generator & Air Compressor

New Cutting Edge Nitrogen Generator & Air Compressor
We recently met with Dan @ Severn Machines – to discuss the ‘ins and outs’ of our latest investment (nitrogen Generator)

Our brand new on-site Nitrogen gas generator – designed and manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification – allows us

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Oil Collection Container Design Improvements

Oil Collection Container Improvements
We recently worked with a customer to design an oil collection container from stainless steel for measuring used oil in a central chamber. The principle is that they will collect the oil, clean it and use it as bio-fuel.

They brought a model of the proposed shape. It

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Sheet Metal Companies choosing the right one – part 2

Sheet Metal Companies

choosing the right one Part 2 (part 1 available here), is vital part of your business success, in this article we will discuss 3 things (Cost, Reliability/Integrity, Outsourced Requirements). We think you should consider these important factors while choosing the Sheet Metal Companies you work with

5 Cost

We all want the best job done for the least amount of cost to ourselves. 3D Sheet MetalHowever its essential that the sheet metal companies you choose should discusses with you the benefits of a redesign. By using new technologies to ensure you will benefit from using new methods of manufacture. Its not always suitable to make the product the same as before,although this can be suitable sometimes. 

Good Sheet Metal Companies can ensure the reduced cost of producing your components, by ensuring they develop them efficiently. That is to say the company will look at your drawings. Ensure the specifications and materials are correct in order to produce all components using the best materials for the job. It may be that in fact that a component could be produced more cost effectively and should be re-engineered. Sheet Metal Companies should be willing and able to discuss redesigning a component  if they believe this saving can be passed on to you 'the client'. Our Development Assistance page here

6 Reliability / Integritysheet metal companies

As a client you will want to ensure that the Sheet Metal Companies you choose are reliable and honest with you.
 One way to do this is to find out if their previous customers would recommend using them. Often Sheet Metal Companies display these on the website. They should have testimonials available on their site for you to view. Ours are here. Recommendations can help you to trust the metal company to quickly and efficiently produce exactly what you require. Communication between yourself and the Sheet Metal Company is essential.

 

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7 Outsourced RequirementsFiber-copper-laser

It is most important to understand before choosing a particular Sheet Metal Company what they can actually do for you. A company may advertise the fact they can offer you exactly what you want, however you should be aware of any outsourced business the company themselves may require in order to satisfy your requirements. The level of outsourcing a company requires may result in you paying more in the long run. This also makes your supply chain more fragile, as you will be dependant on a third party company It makes sense to search for a Sheet Metal Company that can complete the job you want to the level of satisfaction required without having to outsource at all.

 

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PART 3

 

gary 2 I'm here to help so get in touch and let me quote for your Technical Sheet Metal Work, from flat to finished product

"We are big enough to cope, but small enough to care for all your Sheet Metal Requirements"

Gary Holmes - Technical Sales.

email Gary@saintanns.co.uk

Find me on Linkedin

BSI CERTIFICATE

Recent News Articles

Design Improvements in Sheet Metal

Design Improvements  (Sheet Metal)– Hexagonal Heater Casing
We caught up with Graham Gee, St Ann’s Sheet Metals’ Project Development Engineer, on a recent visit, and he showed us one of his latest Design Improvements he has been involved in. The customer is extremely happy with this re-design, and so are we,

Read More

New Nitrogen Generator & Air Compressor

New Cutting Edge Nitrogen Generator & Air Compressor
We recently met with Dan @ Severn Machines – to discuss the ‘ins and outs’ of our latest investment (nitrogen Generator)

Our brand new on-site Nitrogen gas generator – designed and manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification – allows us

Read More

Oil Collection Container Design Improvements

Oil Collection Container Improvements
We recently worked with a customer to design an oil collection container from stainless steel for measuring used oil in a central chamber. The principle is that they will collect the oil, clean it and use it as bio-fuel.

They brought a model of the proposed shape. It

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Sheet Metal Fabrication Company choosing the right one

Sheet Metal Fabrication companies choosing the right one, is vital part of your business success, in this article we will discuss 4 things (right equipment, Skill, Design Assistance & Flexibility). We think you should consider these important factors while choosing the Sheet Metal Company you work with

1 Right Equipment / Latest Technology

Check the Sheet Metal Company's capacity list ( see our capacity list here )Trumpf 3030 Fibre Laser

Does the Sheet Metal Fabrication Company have the right machinery and equipment to manufacture the components you require efficiently

As with any business a Sheet Metal Fabrication Company needs to remain competitive. At the same time it needs to embrace innovation and new technologies. Innovation drives new fabricating technology which can resolve inefficiencies. Innovation and new technology introduced onto the shop floor does have an effect on the production process chain. New machine technologies can launch existing manufacturing processes into being more productive more quickly. This can result in more parts being produced more quickly and orders completed in a shorter timescale. A Sheet Metal Company regularly has to ensure it invests in the right equipment and machinery at the right time in order to ensure it remains competitive

2 Skilled Knowledgeable Workforce

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"Making Excellence a Habit"

The Sheet Metal trade is a most varied and skilled trade. Plans, designs, specifications and materials have to be studied to determine what is required to produce the components needed. Technology is always changing and improving new machinery is always emerging. The workforce of a sheet metal company will need to be trained and skilled in the latest technology and be able to competently use the latest machinery. They have to be willing to embrace new technology and innovations. A Sheet Metal worker should be able to work independently as well as being a member of a team. They should be able to communicate effectively with you and have an understanding of what you require.

3 Assistance with Design

Are you looking for a Sheet Metal Company that can help to design what it is you require ? Or possibly redesign what you have already to make you more competitive or your product more competitivedesign-assistance, Some Sheet Metal Companies like us can offer a bespoke in house design service ensuring you realise your ideas before production begins. These companies can help translate a concept through to design and production. Maybe you are looking to have a prototype, or sample produced before you choose to go ahead with the order, ensure the Sheet Metal Company you choose offers this service. See Some of our development assistance stories here

4 Flexibility

Sheet Metal FabricationTime scales are always important when it comes to manufacturing, so it is wise to discuss with the sheet metal Fabrication company any proposed deadlines. Maybe you want your product ready to be called of quickly, and not just made on demand ( i.e hold stock of your product).Ensure that the company can achieve what you require when you require it. Consider whether their manufacturing processes and technologies are flexible enough for the timescale you require.

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gary 2 I'm here to help so get in touch and let me quote for your Technical Sheet Metal Work, from flat to finished product

"We are big enough to cope, but small enough to care for all your Sheet Metal Requirements"

Gary Holmes - Technical Sales.

email Gary@saintanns.co.uk

Find me on Linkedin

BSI CERTIFICATE

Recent News Articles

Design Improvements in Sheet Metal

Design Improvements  (Sheet Metal)– Hexagonal Heater Casing
We caught up with Graham Gee, St Ann’s Sheet Metals’ Project Development Engineer, on a recent visit, and he showed us one of his latest Design Improvements he has been involved in. The customer is extremely happy with this re-design, and so are we,

Read More

New Nitrogen Generator & Air Compressor

New Cutting Edge Nitrogen Generator & Air Compressor
We recently met with Dan @ Severn Machines – to discuss the ‘ins and outs’ of our latest investment (nitrogen Generator)

Our brand new on-site Nitrogen gas generator – designed and manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification – allows us

Read More

Oil Collection Container Design Improvements

Oil Collection Container Improvements
We recently worked with a customer to design an oil collection container from stainless steel for measuring used oil in a central chamber. The principle is that they will collect the oil, clean it and use it as bio-fuel.

They brought a model of the proposed shape. It

Read More
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