Custom Solutions

Design

Fabrication

Finishing

Artwork

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Custom Solutions

With a background of working for the broadcast and electronics industries, we understand the need for precision work with tight scheduling, fast turnaround and uncompromising quality.

Being able to meet tough deadlines is not just about having the latest technology and machinery in place, it is also about being able to apply years of experience and knowledge that the Holt Broadcast Services team bring to every customer's project. That's why we believe in taking a consultative approach to all our custom projects, working with our customers from concept through to finished product, and because we are able to offer a complete end to end process from design through manufacture to full finishing, our customers can benefit from a truly flexible, cost effective approach.

Design

We have our own dedicated drawing and design office who are able to help at any stage of the design process. Fully conversant in CAD and CAM, our designers work in 2 and 3D modeling which is invaluable in being able to visualize the end product before moving into the fabrication stage.

Drawings can be received in most formats and we are equally comfortable to develop drawings and prototypes from an initial conversation or a sketch, as we are to receive full engineering drawings.

If we think something may not quite work as specified or might be improved we will talk to you about alternative solutions at the design stage, so you can decide the best approach to take, potentially saving time and cost before the fabrication stage.

Fabrication

Specialising in fine limit aluminium and light steel fabrication, our range of custom work extends from prototyping one off specials to full production runs, covering anything from small brackets to large multi part assemblies.

We continue to invest in new technologies and machinery to constantly improve our fabrication process, so we are able to provide our customers with the cost benefits associated with faster production techniques. However, machines and technology still need skilled operatives, and for some jobs nothing can better the experienced eye of a craftsman. That is why we are proud to have an experienced and talented team of metal work craftsmen, who combine the traditional skills of metalworking with the new process innovations to ensure that our customers receive the highest quality products.
 

If you are interested to learn what machinery and facilities we have available a summary is provided below.

  • The bulk of our punching work is carried out using two twenty two station, CNC, Nisshinbo HTP1000 punches
  • For the larger folding work we have multi axes CNC controlled Safan 2.5m multi axis folder and for the smaller work an NC Amada ITS2 folder
  • A large proportion of our extrusion punching is carried out on 3 Pierce All Replicating punches
  • Cutting is by means of 2m YSD guillotine
  • For deburring and brush graining we use a Gridmaster 2000
  • The majority of fixings are inserted by 2 Haeger 618s
  • Machining work is carried out using an XYZ 1000 mill
  • We also have a spot welder and small welding plant together with a range of other powered and manual tools for precision work

Finishing

We offer a wide range of finishing services including:

  • Painting
  • Powder coating
  • Plating
  • Anodising or alocroming
  • Screenprinting (including Artwork production)
  • Engraving
  • Overlay production

For painting and powder coating our facilities include:

  • 3 off Binks Bullows Spray booths 8ft wide
  • 1 off Devilbiss Spray booth 10ft wide
  • 1 Shot blast cabinet 4ft x 2ft 6ins
  • 1 Degreasing tank 7ft long 3ft wide
  • 2 Conveyor ovens 4ft 6ins wide x 12ft long
  • 2 x Box ovens 5ft x 3ft 6ins
  • 1 x Powder booth 5ft x 3ft

Artwork

Over the past few years, as part of the screen print service we offer, we have found that our customers really value the service we can provide in the production of their artworks, be it with film production or the more involved processes associated with deriving artwork from CAD drawings.

Unlike some companies who are very specific about the file types they are prepared to accept, we prefer to take a much more flexible approach and are quite happy to look at any file type to see if the artwork can be derived from it.

To assist customer with some of the "ins and outs" of these processes we have created a tip sheet, that can be freely downloaded from our Resource Centre.

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