As a group, we offer a full range of in-house bending services which enable us to offer fully finished parts without the reliance of using sub contract suppliers the effect of which results in us having total control of the product from the start to end process ensuring both consistent high quality product and reliable on-time deliveries.
We are able to offer end formed tubes in a wide variety of finishes including
flaring, reducing, bulging, sizing and cruciforming. In addition we operate
both mandrel bending and press bending machines enabling us to offer our
customers finished components ready for assembly.
Our state-of-the-art fibre laser provides you with an unprecedented level of freedom in design.
Capable of processing tube and box material in varying aluminium, stainless steel and titanium grades and thicknesses. Our laser service provides you with a wealth of new options to consider.
As an All-In-One Solution, our laser can do more than just cut material. The laser can implement multiple functions in a single operation, including cutting, drilling, notching and etching.
What once would have taken hours and multiple operations and personnel, now only takes seconds with the help of our friendly Laser Operators, Adrian and Martin.
Opposed to traditional cutting methods, laser machines do not require contact upon cutting, minimising contamination and unwanted marking to the material. When paired with the internal suction probe (more commonly known as “the spoon”), we can produce a final product to a higher standard of finish both in terms of cleanliness and aesthetically.
Laser cutting is perfect for rapid-prototyping, multi-function designs, and is a popular service within the food processing and medical industries.
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As part of the group services, we have a purpose built cutting shop that contains a bank of modern state of the art fully automatic and semi-automatic saws as well as handsaw and bandsaw cutting.
The automatic machines have in-line de-burring and washing facilities with stand alone de-burring and washing machines also available.
All machines have the ability to hold exceedingly tight tolerances (+/- 0.15mm) on diameters ranging from 6mm – 153mm with cut lengths on the automatic saws up to 3,000mm.
Fast changeovers allow flexibility to meet customers demand for a just in time service and cost effectiveness to encompass small and large sized volumes.
To compliment our existing range of stock based products from the group, UKF has set up a dedicated manufacturing company, The Joint Perforating Company, which specialises in the manufacture of interrupted perforated tubes.
The process perforates pre-formed tube in one operation, saving time, costs and providing an end result that also visually enhances the product. This combination makes JPC the preferred choice within the automotive and domestic appliance markets.
Using the latest manufacturing technology, JPC provides effective perforating in a variety of materials including; stainless steel, titanium, mild steel and aluminised zinc coated steel from 38mm to 101.60mm outside diameter in lengths up to 750mm long.
The innovative tool design also allows tube perforation in various patterns that can be tailored to our individual client’s requirements.