Our professional sheet metal work services now include: Fine Limit Sheet Metal Work, Milling and Turning, Welding and Fabrications, CNC Punching and Forming, CAD 3D Design, Stainless Steel Fabrication, Powder Coating, Paint Spraying, Welding and Brazing, Metal Engineering, Paint Finishing, Silk Screening, Aerospace Engineering, Flight Simulation hardware and special work with architects and design houses like Kew Gardens.
We will work with you from design concept through to prototype development to volume production. We are also able to offer sourcing of ancillary parts and assembly. This is all made possible due to our 3D modelling design and development drawing office resource, which uses the latest CAD software. This has proven to be invaluable to clients who are finding that they require services and solutions that match an exact criteria to a specification or job. Pentacraft offer a professional service at competitive prices for every project that we do.
Pentacraft has a fully Skilled Engineering and Metal Working team that contributes heavily to the ongoing success of the business, which allows the services we offer to grow as a company and expand operations.
Pentacraft produces a wide range of superbly crafted products for a variety of companies in the Industrial and Manufacturing sectors. Especially when it comes to fine limit sheet metal work and bespoke manufacturing for the Southeast. You will be hard pushed to find a more professional and competitive company! One of our customers, who lead their field in the design and manufacture of precision High Voltage power supplies, had this to say about Pentacraft Limited:
We have used Pentacraft for 3 years in the manufacture of Chassis, Front Panel and other associated metalwork. A large portion of our business is customer specific, quality of finish are essential to our continued success. Pentacraft have continuously provided quality products, on time and at the agreed cost.
So please feel free to contact our friendly and professional sales team who will endeavour to help you with any of your requirements. We are specialists in Aerospace engineering, Flight Simulation, Metal work, Leisure concepts, Marine metalwork, Exhibition engineering, Medical engineering, Automotive engineering, Architectural engineering and more.
Engineering drawings can easily be produced using standard 2D and 3D CAD software. This has evolved from traditional drafting or technical drawings. Many early drafting techniques can still be used to produce complicated geometry very quickly. We use 2D & 3D cad software to generate DXF files for CNC guided machines.
We can turn simple sketches & ideas into full working models with engineering drawings, within just a week or so. The assembly can then be tested & modified before you commit to a working prototype. Simple amendments suggested by our fabrication team can cut manufacturing costs considerably.
NC Manufacturing is a process used in the manufacturing sector that involves the use of computers to control machine tools. Tools that can be controlled in this manner include punching machines and press brakes as well as lathes, mills, routers and grinders. A CNC machine uses programs to automatically execute a series of machining operations increasing productivity, accuracy and flexibility.
Our knowledge and skillset with metal in both traditional and contemporary designs, allows us to work closely with our clients and with businesses locally, we are fully customer service focussed and are tidy in our resolve to finish jobs to perfection. This wide ranging combination of fabrication expertise and excellence provides customers with the benefits of competitive costs and shorter lead times, allowing for a much faster turnaround on products and services.
Bespoke components produced by Pentacraft Limited are common place as we are masters of the engineering realm, our staff are some of the best in the industry with quality engineering skills and hands on experience that makes them stand out. Aerospace Sims for Coventry University Bespoke Jobs for all Pentacraft Clients Accounts and Admin at Pentacraft Our fabrication services include Architectural Steelwork, Enclosures, Fabrication with Machining, General Heavy Fabrication, Laser Cutting, Press brake work, Presswork, Prototyping, Punching and Welding, we also cover industries such as industrial, medical, marine and retail, along with doing work recently for the Aerospace industry and the Leisure Sector.
The flight SIM you see to the left, was in part made by Pentacraft Limited. We are based in the Sussex Weald. Pentacraft offer a professional service at competitive prices for all fabrication work from Design to Finished article.
While welding creates metal joints by applying concentrated heat at the joint to melt and fuse metals together, brazing involves significantly lower temperatures and does not entail the melting of base metals. Instead, a filler metal is melted and forced to flow into the joint through capillary action.
Our skilled team of welders has worked with Pentacraft for many years and offer MIG (Metal Inert Gas), TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) & MMA (Manual Metal Arc) welding processes, using Pure Argon and Argon Mix gases. This allows for Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium, Brasses, Copper Castings and Composite Alloys etc…
MIG welding uses an arc of electricity to create a short circuit between a continuously fed anode (+ the wire-fed welding gun) and a cathode ( - the metal being welded).
The heat produced by the short circuit, along with a non-reactive (hence inert) gas locally melts the metal and allows them to mix together. Once the heat is removed, the metal begins to cool and solidify, and forms a new piece of fused metal.
TIG can be used to weld copper, titanium, even two dissimilar metals, and is handy for making tricky welds (e. g. s-curves, or welds on round things).. TIG generates heat via an arc of electricity jumping from a (tungsten metal) electrode to the metal surfaces you intend to weld - usually aluminum or steel.
Manual Metal Arc welding, often known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), stick welding or just arc welding, is a welding process where a coated consumable electrode (or stick) is used to lay the weld. An electric current produced by the welding power supply is used to create an arc between the electrode and the metal to be welded. The arc melts the core of the electrode to produce drops of molten metal to create the weld. The flux coating of the electrode also melts and produces a shielding gas and provides a layer of slag which protects the weld from any contamination in the atmosphere. The slag layer needs to be removed after each weld.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals.
Wet paint is the traditional process of applying a liquid paint to a metal product for finishing. Most sheet metal fabrication processes will use a spray, pump, or pressurized vessel to deliver the wet paint evenly. Plating is the process by which metal is deposited on a conductive surface. Plating can be used for many purposes: decoration, corrosion inhibition, improve wearability, harden, reduce friction, or improve paint adhesion.
The benefits of wet paint and plating are quite complimentary to powder coating. First, wet paint is ideal for products which cannot be heated for powder coating because wet paint does not require an oven for finishing. Second, wet paint can produce a wider range of colors than powder coating so more custom color work could require spray painting and plating. Third, wet paint and plating can produce a much thinner finish than powder coating. Products with demand a thin finish can benefit greatly from wet paint. Finally, wet paint is a much more economic finishing process, particularly for smaller jobs.