Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone :-) We are all back on 4th January -

Monday, 20 December 2010

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Ripley will be open for normal business up until 12pm on 24th December.

Our Christmas shutdown period will be from 25th December to 3rd January inclusive. Please contact us for further information.

We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Monday, 13 December 2010

Website Improvements

The Ripley Engineering website has undergone some usability improvements, and some minor styling changes. Hopefully, the colour schemes being tested aren't too awful!
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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

New Appointment

Following the recent resignation of Nick Westcott-White, Ripley has appointed David Granger to its board. We welcome the positive impact that his engineering background and considerable business experience will bring to the company to strengthen its position in the sector. Ripley would like to warmly wish Nick every success in the future

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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010

Corporate Branded Kick Plates

Kick Plates across the bottom of doors
Finger Plates across the handle-height of doors
Handle Surrounds around handles and/or key holes
Any Other Features to complete the customisation of doors or other building elements
Material and finish can be discussed

Brand Identity

An authentic and consistent brand identity speaks volumes to your customers. Your products may boldly proclaim your unique brand, but what about your workplace?
Custom made door furniture that incorporates your logo makes an eye-catching statement to visiting potential customers, and helps lend your brand an air of durability and permanence. Promote your corporate brand and message at source, at the same time as protecting your doors from dirt and damage.

Custom Design

We can manufacture for you totally customised sets of door furniture. The images above illustrate just one possible eye-catching method of logo incorporation. If required, we can help you with your design.
Kick plates, finger plates and handle surrounds can be manufactured from various materials (not plastics) - we designed and laser cut our own from grained stainless steel. Items can be finished to your specification in our purpose-built Surface Coating plant. Please contact us for a quote.

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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Sub-contract Laser Cutting

Materials include mild steels, stainless steels, aluminium alloys
3000 x 1500 x 8mm max. size of a single workpiece
Greater thicknesses possible for less dense materials or small components
Batch sizes from one to thousands
We can accept electronic & paper drawings, sketches, samples

Fast Track Service

We can offer a fast turn-around for our special laser cutting service, using our 3 modern and efficient laser cutting machines. One of these is an impressive laser punch combi system, providing the benefits of both laser cutting and traditional punch pressing and forming all in one machine.

Radan System

We operate the renowned Radan system to draught, plan and optimise parts layout on sheets of material, and to produce reusable offline programs for our laser cutting machines.
Our engineering staff and operatives are highly skilled and experienced, which results in a timely, efficient, and excellent quality finished product.
We can accept flat designs in various electronic format for the fastest turnaround, or printed drawings, sketches, and examples.

Materials and Maximum Size

We can laser cut your parts from common sheet metal materials that we supply, or from materials that you free-issue to us.

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Monday, 22 November 2010

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication

Robotic, CNC & semi-manual plant - for a range of batch sizes
Full range of primary & auxiliary in-house operations
Laser cutting & laser inspection station
Skilled & experienced workforce

Our sheet metal engineering service is the cornerstone of our long standing reputation for quality. We continuously invest  in the most effective current technology (such as combined laser/punching and robotic manufacturing cells), whilst retaining traditional manual skills for optimum flexibility.

Service Scope

Laser & Punch Profiling - using laser profilers, punch presses, and a Laser Punch combi
Bending & Folding - using robotic bending cells and CNC brake presses
Welding, Riveting, Inserts - using a robotic spotwelding cell, manual spotwelding, arc welding, CNC/manual inserters

Volumes and Materials

The range and scale of automation of the plant used by Ripley Engineering enables us to offer an effective service covering batch sizes from one to thousands.

We have much experience with a variety of materials and grades; from general commercial to food and medical industry grades of stainless and other steels, aluminium, plus further metallic and non-metallic materials.

Design Communication

To see a detailed table of the drawing file formats we can accept, please click here.

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Friday, 19 November 2010

Powder Coating

Wide range of Powder Coatings plus wet spraying
One-off to medium-high volume capacity
100% Inspection Before Despatch
Full technical backup

Modern and Efficient Service

Ripley Surface Coating Technology offers a wide range of powder coatings; polyester, epoxy and epoxy/polyester hybrids to suit most applications, decorative and/or protective. A range of gloss levels and smooth, textured, leatherette, and antique finishes are possible.

Full masking facilities are available where products require earthing points, RFI shielding, or surface-to-surface contact.

The well-specified surface coating plant we operate allows us to process batch sizes from a single unit to high volume. Ancillary components afford us capacity to handle low volume conventional wet spray finishing, plus powder coating for oversized units up to 2 metres in length.

Service Scope

● Pre-treatment and Masking - aqueous degreasing and iron phosphating, feature and area masking as required
● Powder Coating and Convection Curing - flexible online and offline coating and curing with skilled manual spray application
● Max. Work Size - 2000x1200x900mm for powder coated items, 2000x2000x1000mm for wet sprayed items

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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Electro-Mechanical Assembly

Mechanical Assembly
Additional Components Assembly
KanBan/JIT System Service

Simplified Logistics for Manufacture & Assembly

We can offer our customers reduced logistical waiting time for their product manufacturing. By housing our engineering and assembly services at one site, we can help to cut out the wasteful process of outsourcing discrete parts, organizing them as they arrive in separate streams, and then finally assembling the product.
Our in-house assembly service improves efficiency and could significantly customers' process and lead times.

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Design Assistance

Design Assistance Service

We can work with your product design team to improve the functionality, durability, and cost effective- ness of your engineered parts.

We have nearly 50 years of experience in sub-contract manufacturing - experience that can help to develop and evolve well designed parts.
With the aid of our Radan sheet metal CAD/CAM software and modern, effective plant, we can realise your concepts quickly.

Our in-house expertise on a variety of materials and methodology can you to develop solutions with built-in functionality and reliability.

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Thursday, 11 November 2010

Fast-track Laser Cutting Service

Ripley Engineering are now pleased to offer new and existing customers a special fast-track laser cutting service alongside our existing comprehensive service list (sheet metal fabrication, machining, assembly and powder coating).

Make use of our excellent laser cutting facilities and fast turn-around, even if our other services are not required!