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Wednesday 14 December 2011

Water Jet Cutting Sheet Metal

Did you know there is another way to cut precision sheet metal? Believe it or not it is through the use of water jet cutting. A jet of water slices through the sheet metal by using water at a high velocity and pressure. Sometimes there is an abrasive substance mixed with the water to accomplish cutting through the sheetmetal.

Cutting Sheet Metal

If you were working at home with a piece of precision sheet metal, you would probably cut it with a set of tin snips. This would definitely not be productive in the manufacturing world. The manufacturing companies have turned to computers to attain more precise cutting of sheet metal. Many of these computers utilize lasers to cut the metal. Lasers use a beam of light to cut the sheet metal into the required shape.

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Techniques To Shape Sheet Metal.

There are many techniques to shape sheet metal.  One of the most common forms of shaping precision sheet metal is known as “air bending.” This process can produce up to a 90 degree angle in the metal. Computerized or robotic press brakes can produce the most precise products with more capabilities. It is also faster and more economical than any other process, allowing for mass precision production. To find out more about our sheet metal visit us at


Precision Sheet Metal

The thickness of sheet metal is called gauge and it ranges from 8 to 30 gauge. The higher the gauge number, the thinner the metal. Beyond thickness, precisionsheet metal is categorized by type, of which there are many components. Some measurable components of sheet metal are hardness, tensile strength, alloy composition and quality. Long, thin precision sheet metal parts are made by pressing, similar to pressing it into different forms or shapes. The machine that bends the metal into various shapes is called a brake press.

Sheet Metal

Every day you utilize many products made from precision sheet metal. Your car is probably made from sheet metal and when you drive to the doctor most medical tables are made from sheet metal as well. In your kitchen the cutlery, kitchen sink and fan blades are also metal products. Your satellite dish and jewellery as well as your mailbox and patio cover are additional sheet metal products we utilize every day. Visit us to find out more about our sheet metal

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Precision Sheet Metal

Precision sheet metal is simply metal that is formed into thin flat pieces. Sheet metal can be cut, bent and formed into almost any shape or metal product. Sheet metal is available in flat pieces or coiled strips. Thickness varies from very thin which is known as foil to very thick which is known as plate. Sheet metal is made from many different products, the most popular being steel and aluminium. However it can also be made from brass, tin, copper and nickel. Decorative sheet metals include silver, gold and platinum. To find out more about sheet metal services visit us online

Monday 31 October 2011

A Personal Reliable Service Guaranteed!

Customer service is a huge priority to us and we pride ourselves on always providing open and honest communication to all of our customers. You will receive a fantastic personal service not only before and during the manufacture of your component but also after completion.
Our service is of the highest quality offering both efficiency and reliability with an impressive turnaround.  At Springfield Pressings we ensure we stick to our clients budgets and deadlines and aim to not only meet our clients expectations but exceed them by always ensuring the continuity of quality with excellent lead times. To find out more about our services visit us at

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Pressed Precision Toolmaking

Springfield Pressings highly experienced workforce offer high priority turnaround times together with a professional and extremely competitive precision toolmaking service.
We are precision toolmakers offering cost effective toolmaking solutions to all our customers, and will even give advice regarding alternative methods of manufacture to reduce costs & improve productivity for your business. To find out more about our precision toolmaking please visit

We Offer CAD Design Along Side Our Precision Sheet Metal Services

To compliment our precision sheet metal and sheet metal forming and other products, we offer a fantastic CAD design service. Our in house CAD design team can assist with design and development using our CAD systems, which Utilise the most up to date of processes to help eliminate any concerns with your component design prior to the manufacture of production tooling. All designs are carried out using advanced CAD software and we ensure all of our customers have both a quality and cost effective product.

Our CAD products contain high levels of automation to minimise repetitive design processes enabling you to optimise design efficiency, quality and accuracy, whilst reducing the time needed to market of your new ideas
Starting with anything from a full CAD design to a sketch on the back of a carton, we work with clients from a concept stage all the way to the finished product. To find out more visit

Friday 30 September 2011

Metal Pressings

Springfield Pressings provide a wide range of metal presswork and have the ability to manufacture the pressed metal parts you require using our varied & comprehensive plant list, coupled with our fully trained press setters & manufacturing staff. We have a fully equipped toolroom and team of highly skilled engineers which enables us to manufacture press tools and fixtures and also provides us with the opportunity to react instantly to repair and maintenance requests from customers.

Our metal pressings are usually produced from mild steel, non-ferrous metals and spring steel. Other materials can usually be accommodated if requested by the customer.
Our Metal Pressings are custom made to strict specifications via close liaison and development with our customers. Our Metal Pressings services are first class as we are in full control of the process from conception through to the manufacture and dispatch of the component.
We are able to produce countless variations of Metal Pressings, from basic stamped washers to precision blanked and formed components.We manufacture Metal Pressings, ready for assembly, from almost any material. Take a look at our website to find out more

Sunday 25 September 2011

Our Services

Whether you have a design ready or need one creating in CAD, whether you need a specific component or a whole product metal pressed, assembled and finished, whether the job is small or large, high volume or low - we are the right choice for you! Take a look at our website to find out more!

Monday 5 September 2011

Friday 19 August 2011

Precision Sheet Metal Work

Sheet metal is simply metal formed into thin and flat pieces. It is one of the fundamental forms used in metalworking, and can be cut and bent into a variety of different shapes. Countless everyday objects are constructed of the material. Thicknesses can vary significantly, although extremely thin thicknesses are considered foil or leaf, and pieces thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in) are considered plate. For all your bespoke pressed metal work, visit us online at

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Precision Sheet Metal

At Springfield Pressings we pride ourselves on customer service, it is a huge priority to us and we are always providing open and honest communication to all of our customers. You will receive a fantastic personal service not only before and during the manufacture of your precision sheet metal components or metal press work, but also after completion, visit us online at

Thursday 21 July 2011

Metal Pressing, Precision Toolmakers, Sheet Metal Forming, Metal fabrication & Much More!

Whether you have a design ready or need one creating in CAD, whether you need a specific component or a whole product metal pressed, assembled and finished, whether the job is small or large, high volume or low - we are the right choice for you!
Established for over 55 years in LeicesterSpringfield Pressings has specialised in precisionmetal pressing & press precision tool making. As an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, you can count on quality parts delivered on time at competitive prices.
We combine our vast knowledge of design and manufacture with the most up to date technology of presswork and toolmaking.
Our fully trained manufacturing staff are able to make one off prototypes up to 100,000+ pressed components to your specification.