Steel sheet and plate

Products and processing

We stock a wide range of steel sheet and plate in specifications suitable for most of the current programmes of aerospace manufacturers throughout the world. Both national and aircraft manufacturer’s proprietary specifications are stocked in a wide range of types and sizes.

To accommodate special requirements, we have booked production capacity with the leading mills to enable us to offer a part from stock or by an expedited mill service. All stock items can be cut to size and machined to provide exactly what is required.

Plate cutting

The latest technology plate saws provide the following capabilities:

  • Precision cut plate blanks to ± 0.4 mm (0.0157 in)
  • Long plates up to 6 metres (20 ft)
  • Thick plates up to 300 mm (12 in)
  • Plate profiles are nested to reduce waste
  • Each item hard metal stamped to ensure full lot traceability

Plate machining

CNC machining centres have the following capabilities:

  • Nested profiles can be billet prepped to reduce customers cycle times
  • Surface machining up to 10 m x 2 m (32 ft x 6½ ft)
  • CNC machining up to 10 m x 2 m (32 ft x 6½ ft)
  • CMM inspection
  • In house engineering

Sheet cutting and profiling

Guillotines, CNC sheet routers and laser inspection facilities provide the following capabilities:

  • Profile nesting
  • High speed routing
  • Deburring to the highest standards
  • Laser inspection and tolerance reporting

Waterjet technology

Using the latest in waterjet pump technology, we are able to create up to 87,000 psi (6,000 bar) of pressure to move water and abrasive through material at speeds up to Mach 3.

  • We can process a wide array of materials to ± 0.50 mm (0.0197 in)

Further information

Weight calculations