Trusted by a Leading Medical Brand
Medical Equipment – Patient Transfer ‘Cot-Side’
The manufacturing processes that are required to produce this kind of Medical Equipment Device show the range of skills and services that the Pipecraft Innovations Group are able to offer. The cotsides, which are used in hostpitals, nursing homes and even for people convalescing at home, are made by manufacturing and manipulating the source materials in several ways. The entire process involved a number of the team and included Tube Manipulation, Tube Bending, TIG welding , Fine Polish Finishing , and the Machining of components (Stainless Steel & Acetyl).
Manufacturing and Assembling High Quality Medical Products for a Market Leading Global Brand
The whole project culminates with all the component parts coming together for final assembly & testing (including the actuation mechanism) before shipping the finished product in a bespoke packaging container.
Unique and Distinctive Bar Furniture at Polpettos Restaurant, Soho
In 2013 we were commissioned by the Studio of Design and Architecture (Soda) to work in conjunction with du Boulay on the fitting out of the prestigious Polpetto restaurant in Soho. The project involved producing custom made furniture for the bar area, including special levered bar stools along the bar itself and sculptured tables in the seating area, and metalwork that is used throughout the restaurant.
Manufacturing the stools and tables involved a degree of artistic flair that made both the project and the process an absolute pleasure for all the Pipecraft staff involved, and really shows what we can do in terms of design and the metal manufacturing process.
The restaurant has been featured in the Food Section of the Mail on Sunday’s Event Magazine, and our metalwork was pictured prominently as an integral part of the overall design and effect that diners are so full of praise for.
This project really was a wonderful showcase for both the practical metal manufacturing skills of our team, and their artistic eye for detail and design.
Glass Stile For Gunnebo
We recently completed a project for Gunnebo, manufacturing the metal sections for glass turnstiles used for control of entry. Gunnebo are a global company that provide security products and services, so we were pleased to be involved in the construction of stiles that help with control of entry to buildings.
The construction of the metal components required precision metal manufacturing, including tube bending, to ensure they fitted precisely with the glass sections. A part of the design was that the stiles were to be aesthetically pleasing as they are functional, and now we’ve seen them in situ we’re really pleased with the results. The high quality metal finishing complements the glass, and fits in well with the décor and demeanour of the location.
Dumbell Rack for Luxury Yacht
We’re often asked to manufacture one-off or small run items that are unusual and interesting. This project was particularly interesting, not just because of the sleek design and very high standard of finishing required at all stages of the metal manufacturing process, but also because it’s final destination is the luxury yacht belonging to an extremely prestigious client.
Metal Manufacturing Process
The processes involved in producing the rack was not overly complicated, but the precision and quality of finish required, including tube bending and angled jointing to give the weight racks the required degree of tilt against the frame, did require an extra degree of care and attention.
Ptt – Special Table for the Stansted Hilton
Good design always sits well with the team here at Pipecraft, so metal manufacturing this particular table for furniture design company Ptt brought out the best in more than one of our departments. The unusual design is visually appealing and provides an attractive centre piece for its location in the Hilton Hotel at Stansted, and the high-spec finish really complements the wood and glass elements of the table.
Coffee Tables For 6* Hotel
We have once again had the opportunity to work with the prestigious Furniture Design company Ptt, this time producing the brass elements for a range of tables for a 6* hotel.
Our metal manufacturing team produced inlays, trims and fittings, as well as the legs and frames of a number of the pieces.
The specification required only the highest standards of polishing and finishing and this formed a major part of the task, as well as extremely accurate bending of the brass lengths to ensure they fitted precisely with the body material sections of the tables.
SDEC ARTFORM Chair for Cometics (Europe)
Our long standing relationship with designer Rob Barker means we have had the pleasure of creating this signature pices of Art From metal furniture.
The Pipecraft CEO is a keen racing car driver and over the last two decades has built a close a working relationship with Rob Barker, an engineer and Formula 1 engine builder, who runs a Race Engine design and tuning company. Robs knowledge of Pipecrafts’ material manipulation and innovative engineering techniques meant we were an easy choice when he was looking for a metal fabrication company that had both the expertise and design flair to produce the Artform chairs.
The chairs are manufactured in 316 Stainless Steel Tube, and accurate pipe bending was the foundation of the metal fabrication process.
New Fresh Produce Modular Frame for Marco
Pipecraft Innovations joined forces with Marco’s Design & Manufacturing team in order to secure the volume contract for the next generation of Fresh Produce Modular Frame as part of their Innovative Productivity Systems.
Metal Fabrication & Tube Bending Expertise
We initially produced a sample of the production frame to demonstrate the metal fabrication skills and expertise we have at the Lancing facility, particularly with precision tube bending and high quality finishing. The brief was to produce the finished frame, with its slick and clean lines, along with in-house machined components welded and then finished in their polishing shop prior to bead blasting.
The Stainless Steel frame has the primary requirement of being functional and robust, but with the additional specification of being stylish in order to enhane the strong technical product ethics for which Marco Limited has gained a global reputation.