Tube bending for Hygiene Solutions

Tube bending for Hygiene Solutions

Pipecraft Innovations provide tube bending services to many medical companies throughout the UK.

This particular project to produce a prototype for a new range of equipment was produced for Hygiene Solutions – a leading provider of infection control and decontamination systems to the NHS.

Hygiene Solutions, Ultra-V™ is designed for routine use by regular cleaning staff in healthcare environments. Pipecraft were contracted to help with the design and production of the prototype stacking system for the  Ultra-V™. As with many of the projects we undertake, we advised on the practical implications of production and how the product could be produced most economically.

Technical processes included tube bending with various radii, sheet metal fabrication and mirror-satin stainless steel polishing.

A prerequisite for most projects undertake in our tube bending division is the attainment of stylish design with robust functionality. We believe this prototype demonstrates our ability to achieve that balance and deliver excellent results for our clients.

CNC machined Bearing Housing units

CNC machined Bearing Housing units

In response to many of our clients requirements for a “one stop shop” metalworking provision we have a CNC division which specialises in CNC machining, milling, boring and turning as part of a comprehensive quality service.

This particular contract brief was to supply a wide range of CNC machined Bearing Housings for HAGS/SMP, a leading International Play & Fitness Equipment manufacturer with offices in Surrey and North Yorkshire

After CNC machining and powder coating the bearing housings, they were fully assembled with bearings and oil seals utilising our clean room assembly & inspection facility. The range of units were supplied to the client in a “ready for use” state. A proactive forward stocking and call – off agreement saves the client both valuable time & additional in house component purchasing & assembly costs.

Fabrication of bespoke metal furniture

Fabrication of bespoke metal furniture

We provide a range of metalworking services to luxury hotels throughout the UK, many of which require us to work closely with them to refine their brief and advise on the most appropriate methods of production, materials and finishing.

The brief for this project from the Intercontinental hotel, Park Lane, London, was to fabricate privacy screens without visible welding or fixings to give a clean, crisp finish for the chevron design.

As with many luxury hotel furniture projects, the product must be robust enough to withstand busy restaurant and hotel environments, whilst being a stunningly unique piece of bespoke furniture.

The metal privacy screens were produced in our metal fabrication workshop and powder coated with a specially made gold finish, tailored to the client’s specification.

Our partners in this project, Fileturn,  provided us with this photo of the privacy screens in situ, at Theo Randall’s restaurant at the Intercontinental. Bespoke metal hotel furniture at it’s best!

Our team of metal furniture makers ensure that every order is beautifully finished and ready for use in your hotel or restaurant.

Precision Engineering for Prototype Folding Chair

Precision Engineering for Prototype Folding Chair

Created within our Precision Engineering division for Ash Formations (a London based furniture supplier), we recently completed the prototype for this folding stainless steel “Directors” style chair.

The design brief specified that a chair be developed for upmarket and high-end occasional use. For circumstances where storage space is limited, the chair should not compromise on comfort or style.

Precision Engineering for function and design flair

Our precision engineering division constructed the chair in marine grade stainless-steel and developed an innovative sliding system for the chair legs to collapse into.

Retaining the iconic image of the traditional director style chair, this clever design folds away without clips or catches. When folded, the side dimension is reduced from 50cm to 10cm – now that’s what we call space-saving!

This great design, coupled with our precision engineering skills and experience in metal furniture production, has resulted in a final product which is comfortable, durable and ergonomically efficient.

The winning combination of all-weather upholstery and a stainless-steel frame make this chair perfect for bathrooms, poolside or boat decks.

Equally as practical for impromptu office meetings, the size means the chairs are easy to store away, and with upholstery options available, you can easily incorporate them into an existing colour scheme.

Due to their size, the chairs are easy to transport in multiples, so they are just as useful for outdoor events where seating is required.

iCAM Trolleys for Mirion Technologies

iCAM Trolleys for Mirion Technologies

For many years, Pipecraft has worked with Canberra – a leading provider of innovative and cost-effective nuclear measurement solutions – providing tube bending and rolling services.

Radiation safety and measurement specialist, Mirion Technologies, acquired the company in 2016, resulting in Canberra relocating their UK office to France.

We are pleased to announce that we continue to supply them with our tube bending services (despite Brexit!) and have just completed an order for 150 iCAM Trolleys that host specialist Continuous Air Monitors to provide robust and reliable monitoring of airborne alpha and beta particulate activity in the workplace.

For more information on our services, please call 01903 766 778.

Mechanisms for door handles and lock assemblies

Mechanisms for door handles and lock assemblies

Working for a high-end furniture client, with the end-user being a Saudi Arabian hotel, we recently mass-produced CNC turned and CNC milled brass parts.

The parts are complete mechanisms for door handles and lock assemblies on all the guest room doors within the hotel. They were luxuriously finished in gold and antique bronze plating.

Pipecraft provides a complete metalworking service; from assisting with design, prototyping, metal fabrication, tube bending, CNC machining and finishing. That’s what makes us unique – our ability to meet your exacting requirements.

For more information on our service, please call 01903 766 778.

Bespoke gentlemen’s valet stands

Bespoke gentlemen’s valet stands

Sometimes a request for our metalworking services comes out of the most unusual circumstances.

This project began with a call from the PA of a Russian Oligarch enquiring about a Pipecraft produced valet stand that he’d seen whilst staying at the Waldorf hotel, London. With a keen eye for excellent design, the Russian businessman spotted the bespoke gentlemen’s valet stand comprising a shirt hanger and cufflink tray, which we CNC manufactured for the hotel. He decided they’d be perfect for his private residences around the world.

Orders were then placed and our CNC, fabrication and metal polishing teams were involved in the creation of ornate turned components to replicate the Victoria design.

For more information on services, please call 01903 766 778.

Ferrari tables for Joe Macari

Ferrari tables for Joe Macari

ferrari table
Joe Macari has been racing, selling and servicing Ferrari and Maserati motor cars for over 15 years. From his prominent London showroom, he caters to the supercar enthusiast, selling top of the range models such as the Ferrari 275 GTS which retails at over £1.5 million.Earlier this year, Joe appointed our tube bending division to produce a stunning Ferrari table – which was displayed at the London Excel Classic Car Show and admired by many!Production of the table, which is built on a genuine Ferrari motor, drew upon our extensive tube bending skills and expertise. By turning the exhaust manifolds upside down to support the glass table, we produced a truly bespoke work of art.Joe was so pleased with the table that he has now placed an order with Pipecraft for another 7 tables, using engines from various Ferrari models. Watch this space for an update once the tables are complete.For more information on our services, please call 01903 766 778.

High-end bathroom fittings for David Lightfoot Design

High-end bathroom fittings for David Lightfoot Design

We’ve had the pleasure of working with David Lightfoot Design for many years and for this latest project we were asked to assist with the design and produce a range of high-end bathroom fittings in London-based property developments.

The first development; Albion Riverside boasts a prime location with views overlooking the Thames and Albert Bridge. The apartment offers all the latest technology and high-end design that you’d expect from a premium priced property. The second; based in NW1, this property offers excellent views from the 10th floor of One Osnaburgh Street, Regents Place.

Discerning clients require metal fabrication partners with extensive experience in bespoke metal fabrication. Our skills in metal work production and finishing, along with our ethos of working in close partnership, allows us to advise and guide clients on the best methods and processes to achieve a truly bespoke high-end product.

For this project, we used a range of metal fabrication methods and materials to produce:

  • Stainless steel towel rails
  • Aluminium shower screens
  • Wall mirrors
  • Hand-railing
  • Vanity unit frames

To fulfil the design requirements for the Osnaburgh Street flat we used mirror-polished, stainless steel and black powder coating, as well as mirror polished brass.

For more information on our services, please call 01903 766 778.

Tube rolled shop fittings for Co-op, Guernsey

Tube rolled shop fittings for Co-op, Guernsey

JS Green is a retail consultancy that works with major retailers in the UK, Channel Islands, Mainland Europe and Gibraltar.

Their work includes the design, manufacture, supply and installation of display systems and solutions; from specialist display stands up to full ambient display packages, from one off stores to full rollout programme contracts.

Working for JS Green, we were contracted to supply tube bending services to produce Co-op Guernsey’s trolley protection rails.

The production process for this project involved metal fabrication, TIG welding, tube bending and CNC milling. The stainless-steel bumper bars were then given a mirror polish finish.

For more information on the services that we offer, please call 01903 766 778.