Meeting Your 3D Processing Requirements at Kloeckner Metals UK
At Kloeckner Metals UK, we offer a wide range of innovative value-added processing options, which allows us to deliver customised solutions to fit your specific needs. This is why we continually invest in know-how and processing technologies, so we can keep delivering cost-efficient metal solutions and high-quality steel products.
What Differentiates Us
We developed Total Metals Management – one of our unique value propositions – to help you navigate the various supply chain challenges. If you need support with project management, we handpick a team of experts who will be on hand to ensure smooth execution from enquiry through to delivery.
Laurence Washbrook, Sales Manager at Kloeckner Metals UK: ‘At Kloeckner we serve customers from diverse market sectors, from construction and motor vehicle manufacturing to oil and gas, nuclear and defence. We are unique in our offering and customers come to us because they know that we are equipped to provide them with the support they need. From help with design ideas, CAD drawings and sourcing of the material to working on projects that need completion within difficult deadlines, we are on hand to assist them. It doesn’t matter how large, small or complex their cutting requirements are, we will do our best to get them the products and services they need when they need them.’
3D Processing Solutions at Kloeckner
You’re sure to find what you need with our comprehensive options for 3D processing:
Tube Laser Cutting
Our laser processing unit located in the heart of the Midlands is equipped with an impressive portfolio of state-of-the-art 3D laser cutting machines. We have recently invested in a second Adige LT14 Jumbo laser, which has enabled us to further increase our capacity and provide a more advanced service to our customers.
Thanks to the expertise of our specialised CAD team, we offer complete in-house solutions no matter how large, small or complex your cutting requirements. Our capabilities include:
- providing ready-to-assemble kits of parts
- handling large volumes of project work with close tolerances and complex geometries
- servicing contractual work and repetitive requirements
- providing access to skills and expertise
- offering flexible lead times
- processing hollow sections, tubular products, beams, columns, split tees, angles and channels
- dealing with parts up to 355 mm in diameter and weights up to 100 kg/m
- laser cutting 20 mm thick mild steel and weld prepping 16 mm thick mild steel material up to 45 degrees
- measuring parts in 3D with our portable CMM 7-axis articulated scanning system and high-precision laser scanner.
Laser-Array Automated Inspection
Our custom-made, automated inspection line for laser-cut components is a non-contact laser measurement system that allows us to ensure precise dimensions on critical components. The system offers measurement capabilities for length, cross-sectional dimensions, straightness, twist and cut features on sections up to 200 m x 100 m x 9 m, providing our customers an increased level of quality assurance.
Flowdrill is a complementary service offered in relation to tube-lasered parts. By using high rotational speed and pressure, it creates holes in various materials. This is particularly useful when customers require a thread in thin materials without the need for thread inserts.
The material is not removed but instead forms a sleeve around the hole, resulting in a sleeve length that is up to three times the original thickness. We can also offer a collar or plane surface finish with our Flowdrill technology.
To find out more about our processing capabilities, contact our team here.
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