New home for V and F Sheet Metal in 2013
The move to a new manufacturing home for V and F Sheet Metal was completed at the end of 2013. We were so pleased to have the room to plan out a more efficient factory for all our sheet metal work processes from CNC punching, CNC bending, welding bays, cleaning up areas, ancillary processes and extra storage. For those of you who had visited our old home in Mitchell Close will know that over 20 years we had a range of units but all with the purpose of building the company up to the point that one day we could have our own factory and yard and now it has been achieved. One of the problems with our old setup was the lack of space to invest in laser cutting technology which the move to Brunel Way has given us and in the autumn of 2013 that investment become a reality with the arrival of our Trumpf 3030 3KW fiber laser.
Brand new laser technology
We were so excited to see our new laser turn up after it’s journey all the way from Switzerland. It took 7 days of installation, commissioning and training before we could cut any metal but it was well worth the wait. As well as the major investment in laser technology we have installed a new fast up stroking saw which is ideal for cutting aluminum extrusion, tube, bar, angle and strip. It’s been used on LED heat sinks, ventilation outlet grilles, shelving systems supports to name but a few.
Laser cutting on a Trumpf 3030 fiber
Here we are in the first few days after laser cutter had been set up loading sheet metal onto the pallet changer ready to run a new job for one of our customers.
We are looking to consolidate in 2014 with more software training on our new laser cutting machine to get the best from it’s technology. We will be upgrading our office computer systems to take advantage of faster database systems and it will soon be time to upgrade our systems server again, where do the years go!