Kerf Blog

17th August 2023
Kerf Takes Centre Stage

As the name suggests, Serious Stages Ltd is a manufacturer of festival stages, temporary buildings, towers, arches, sports ramps and bespoke structures for the entertainment industry – an industry that was all but decimated by the pandemic. Fortunately for the Wells based business, it found a new market sector that has exceeded all expectations, trebled […]

17th August 2023
AJS Profiles Cuts 450mm Thick Steel With Kerf 'Monster Machine'

Continually maintaining a delivery lead time in the region of 2-3 days can be a daunting prospect for most manufacturers, but for Smethwick based AJS Profiles Ltd, it has become a promise that enables it to outperform its competitors. For anybody purchasing steel profiling services, long lead-times are often the norm and that's why AJS […]

16th August 2023
Steel Manufacturer Benefits From the Latest Kerf Profiler

Evolving from a small blacksmiths to a 1.5 acre site, John Thorburn & Sons Ltd has grown beyond recognition during its 70 year history. The family run business that specialises in the construction, agriculture and commercial steel-working sectors has always invested in the latest technology to underpin its continuous growth. This investment has now seen […]

15th August 2023
If It's Not Burning, It's Not Earning!

To realise its ambitions of being the UK's leading independent profiling and processing company, the P.P. Group has consolidated its business interests by bringing its three manufacturing facilities in Salford, Gorton and St Helens, under one roof - a brand new 110,000sq/ft 6 acre site in Oldham. Moving to its new factory in 2017, the […]

14th August 2023
Irish Manufacturer Cuts Bottlenecks & Costs With a Kerf Plasma Machine

As a general welding and fabrication subcontractor, Clonakilty Engineering Ltd was finding that its growth potential was being held back by the lead-times of its supply chain. To eradicate the lengthy lead-times and costs of using subcontract laser cutting services, the County Cork based manufacturer has invested in an RUR2000p high definition plasma cutting machine […]

19th April 2023
The Evolution of the Plasma Cutting Process

The plasma cutting process has been around for many years and is proving to be a very flexible and cost effective method of manufacture. Systems are available that can cut 1mm thick parts right the way through to 60mm thick parts. The process is being used to cut aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel and the […]

19th April 2023
What Is High-Definition Plasma Cutting?

High-definition plasma cutting machines are a clear cut above standard systems. While this may not necessarily be relevant to you if the cut quality is not high on the priority list, it is crucial to know enough about these innovative tools to decide which plasma cutter is right for your needs. For some, the additional […]

12th January 2023
How Does a Water Jet Cutting Machine Work?

Are you thinking about investing in a water jet cutting machine? If yes, then it can be a good idea to first find out how this high-speed cutting tool works. Offering unrivalled precision cutting and the ability to cut a wide range of different materials, read on to find out exactly everything you need to […]

21st October 2022
What Materials Can a Waterjet Cutting Machine Cut Through?

Waterjet cutting machines are incredibly useful tools because they can easily cut through an incredible range of materials. Many cutters or drills have a difficult time cutting through dense materials like concrete or metals, but waterjets take it in their stride. This is why they are regarded so highly in a variety of industries – […]


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