Kerf Blog

18th June 2020
The Plasma Process

P.P. Profiles has installed a colossal 39m long Kerf plasma and flame cutting machine to process almost 40% of its steel. Like many small start-ups, P.P. Profiles Ltd. was a business conceived in a remarkably small building. In this case, the basement of a cotton mill in Walkden, Greater Manchester (UK). Forty-three years later, the […]

18th June 2020
Kerf Sales & Growth Strengthen in 2019

Kerf Developments has witnessed impressive growth throughout 2019, which has been strong across the entire product range of oxy-fuel, plasma and waterjet cutting systems. Structural steel applications have been one of the most signi cant growth areas for Kerf, as manufacturers can now cut bolt-ready holes and slots more accurately than ever before. This is […]

18th June 2020
The Power Of Plasma

A PES report By Ed Hill - reprinted from Production Engineering Solutions Although a well-established technology for cutting sheet metal, plasma cutting can seem overshadowed by lasers. However, the latest advances from Kerf Developments demonstrate that this process can compete, not only in cutting speed and quality but importantly on cost as well. Ed Hill […]

20th June 2019
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 £9m […]

14th February 2019
Maximising the Opportunities of Waterjet Cutting Machines

When engineer and innovator Alun Hobbs identified an opportunity to revolutionise butterfly valves over 12 years ago, his previous employer was reluctant to follow the opportunity. With a steely determination and belief in his design, Alun set-up Hobbs Valve to serve the demands of the offshore, power generation and general industrial application sectors. Engineered to […]

1st February 2019
Kerf Is Critical In Growth Strategy at BSK Engineering

When BSK Engineering opened its doors for business in 2001, the family owned subcontract manufacturer was primarily serving the architectural steel industry with the design and production of gates, railings, staircases and other innovative design structures. However, a change of direction in 2012 propelled the Dungannon Company onto a path of exponential growth; something that […]

21st November 2018
Kerf Enables Recycling Company to ‘Design for Manufacture’

As a UK manufacturer that exports globally, Ken Mills Engineering (KME) Ltd has come under increasing pressure from low cost foreign economies that are manufacturing cheaper and often inferior quality products. The pressure from foreign shores was alleviated when the manufacturer of material reclamation systems, haylage packing systems, straw shredding and processing systems, balers and conveyors invested […]

16th December 2016
Success Is Made With a Kerf CNC Plasma Cutting Machine

Success is Made With Kerf When Made Profiles first opened its doors for business in March 2014, the first acquisition for the sheet metal company was a CNC plasma cutting machine. (The RUM3500 profiling machine) from Kerf Developments. Just over two years later and the fledgling Wigan subcontractor has grown exponentially, recently taking delivery of […]

28th October 2016
Kerf Keeps Arcon Engineering Smiling With Service

When Arcon Engineering made the trip from Ballymena to the MACH exhibition eight years ago, the fledgling company was looking for a new CNC plasma cutting machine to replace its ageing and unreliable machine. In meeting Kerf Developments at MACH 2008, Arcon found more than a machine supplier; it located a partner that could confidently […]

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