Value Added Services give our customers access to cutting, machining, bevelling, testing and other services providing turnkey customer solutions. This includes an onsite testing service, used when customers require additional certification to that supplied by the Mill.
Our broad range of capabilities allows us to handle the simple jobs such as cutting/milling lengths and widths, to bespoke services, which includes machining to your specific requirements with the option to include heat treatment and surface coatings.
Stockholding and sawing services
All high-performance special steel stocks are held by our award winning, purpose-built warehouse facility, located at our Headquarters in Oldbury, West Midlands. The new KASTO system is the tallest in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. With an average picking time of 6mins, orders can be picked and despatched the same day.
With 18 specialist saws located onsite and standing right next to our High Rack Storage facility materials can be cut and despatched to individual customer specifications quickly and efficiently. We run a 2-shift system with highly trained operatives to enable us to react quickly to customer demands. Using both bi-metal and carbide blades gives us the ability to cut basic stainless steels up to the hardest of nickel grade alloys. Our saws have various cutting capabilities with the largest saw being able to cut up to a maximum of 1270mm cutting width. Full batch traceability is guaranteed and hard stamping, etching and labelling facilities are all available.
Located next to our distribution facility in Oldbury, we use the latest tooling technologies to provide an efficient and accurate milling service. Our powerful milling machines can be utilised across our entire product range.
Machining of highly alloyed steel requires metallurgical expertise and specialist equipment. Whether it is rough milling, fine milling or precision grinding our service is tailored to your needs and promises you professional and economical machining. Specialist CNC machines located in our dedicated on-site machine shop area give us the capability to produce machine finished components from our extensive stock range upon request. Capabilities range from standard operations to bespoke machining operations in line with client drawings.
Laboratory testing and technical services
Our specialist laboratory facility located at our UK Head Office and warehouse facility in Oldbury, allows the rapid testing of samples to your specifications. For example, chemical analysis, tensile, charpy and micro examination can all be done onsite. Ferritiscope testing of Duplex and Super Duplex materials as well as Positive Material Identification (PMI) for all grades is also available.