Metal Processing

Metals Direct offer an extensive range of metal processing servicesNot only can we supply you with the non ferrous or stainless steel metals you require, we also offer several metal processing services.

These metal processing services include:

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Metal Slitting

Slitting can be performed on non ferrous and ferrous metals. Processing is similar to a shearing process, but instead of making cuts at the end of a workpiece, slitting is used to cut a wide coil or sheet of metal, into a number of narrower coils. Read more about metal slitting.

Metal Blanking

Blanking is a metal fabrication process that involves ‘punching’ a blank from a metal workpiece. It is an economical system of metal processing as it offers the ability to produce varied shapes of workpiece quickly. Read more about metal blanking.

Metal Polishing and Coating

Polishing and coating are two metal finishing processes which enhance or change the properties of the workpiece. Polishing is used to improve the overall appearance of the metal whereas coating is a process that changes the properties of the metal. Read more about metal polishing and coating.

Metal Cut to Length

This metal processing service will save you a lot of time and money by providing you with your exact requirements. Practically any order level can be catered for. Read more about metal cut to length.

Laser, water jet and plasma cutting

Your choice of cutting method will be determined by the purpose of your metal order. Processing through plasma cutting will generate a rough edge whereas water jet cutting produces a smooth edge which won’t require any secondary finishing. Read more about laser, water jet and plasma cutting.

Centerless Grinding

Centerless grinding is an economical form of metal processing as it offers a high through put. It is a finishing machine process for cylindrical parts. The workpiece is processed as it is supported between two opposed grinding wheels and fed through at a controlled speed. Read more about centerless grinding.