Metal Sheets Ltd offers a CNC routing service for the cutting of non-ferrous sheet metal and boards. Our maximum machining size is 3000mm x 1500mm. We do cutting, profiling, engraving and drilling.
Non ferrous stock includes sheets of brass, copper, bronze, aluminium and pewter which we cut to meet our own production needs, and we have capacity to provide a subcontract service. Other sheet materials we cut are discussed below.
Subcontract CNC Routing Service
We provide a CAD design and prototyping service for new products, one offs, or short runs. As we already carry a stock of sheets it can be an economical solution for many customers, and lead times can be good. We often only charge for an offcut or a 1/4 or a 1/2 sheet thus making big savings.
We can cut profiles, drill, surface engrave and relief engrave using many CAD file formats including DXF, DWG, EPS, PDF
Our Sheet Materials
We stock MRMDF in 8ft x 4ft sheets in a range of thicknesses from 6mm to 30mm.
Plywood sheet is stocked in 8ft x 4ft, thickness 12mm, 18mm and 24mm.
We stocked high quality birch plywood until Ukraine & Russia kicked off, and these sources dried up. The quality of that material in our opinion was much better than the China materials we now use, these do the job but we preferred our original higher quality sheet.
An engineering quality MDF board we sometimes use on projects is Tricoya. This is an amazing material, it is a high performance MDF that can be used outdoors in wet and humid conditions, it is dimensionally stable with a long lifespan and offers another level in design.
ACM or (aluminium composite material), we buy in to order on a next day service, this is great for constructing 3D shapes and engraving for signage. Commonly available ACM’s are Alucobond and Dibond both made by 3A Composites
Other sheet material available to us on a next day service are plastic sheets like acrylic and Foamex. Foamex is a great material for making signage.