Special Finishes

Special Finish Overview

Sherwood’s specialist lighting department is dedicated to the growth of aluminium in the lighting/ energy industry. Resulting from the rapid increase in global demand from traditional light sources and reflectors to LED, Sherwood’s specialist team offer customer specific bespoke aluminium extrusion profiles. Our products are supplied to a number of the major OEMs within the UK, equipping street lamps, homes, retail, offices education and hospitals.

Extrusion design offers a bespoke product, we pride ourselves on partnering up with customers, assessing needs and ensuring we succeed in meeting desired goals.

Our relationships with many global aluminium sources has increased our competitiveness by keeping costs at a minimum whilst providing our clients with what they need on time and at a quality level that maintains our ISO 9001 status.

Sherwood welcomes the new Emmegi Comet T6

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Sherwood welcome the brand new, state of the art Emmegi Comet T6. This 7.7m long CNC work centre with 4 controlled axes is used for the working of bars or aluminium, PVC and light alloys. The COMET T6 HP’s 4th axis allows the electro spindle to continuously rotate to CN from 0° to 180° to perform the work on the profile edge. It has an 8 place tools storage, on board the X axis slide, able to host 2 angular units and one milling disc, to perform work on the 5 sides of the piece. The COMET T6 HP also has a mobile work surface that facilitates the piece loading/unloading operation and significantly increases the workable section.

Machining Capabilities

With over 20 years of experience in the field of extruded aluminium fabrication, Sherwood has developed a wealth of knowledge throughout many industries supporting all projects with our own state of the art facilities and dedicated team of qualified and experienced engineers.

In-house services include:-

  • Stock holding of bespoke sections
    • Bulk stockholding for customer call off
  • Cutting to length
    • 4 Automatic lines
    • 3 semi-Automatic Lines
    • Mitre cutting
  • Press work
    • Power press capability of up to 75 tonne
    • Fly press capability
  • CNC Machining
    • 3 Axis and 4 Axis
    • Bed sizes up to 7400mm
    • Hole punching

Coil, Blanks & Circles

Sherwood understand the high market need for coil, cut blanks and circles across all industries therefore have developed a range of purpose built specialised equipment to offer a range sizes and finishes in both Stainless Steel and Aluminium.

In 2010 Sherwood became the sole UK distributor of the Almeco Group who have over 50 years of experience becoming a world leader in the production of Aluminium lighting products. We offer a vast array of bright rolled products ranging from highly reflectance anodised aluminium to the design and manufacturing of reflectors with up to 98% reflectivity in coil, blanks, circles and we offer finished LED products.

We operate in 2 main markets

  • Renewable energy market - producing reflective metal surfaces for concentrated solar power plants and collectors
  • Decorative market – offers a wide range of anodised aluminium laminate products used by planners and designers for solutions and components that combine functionality, sustainability and affordability.

Facilities

  • Cut to length lines with notching ability
  • Decoiling
  • Satinizing line for Aluminium
  • Polishing
  • Brushing
  • Polycoating (protective coating applied on request)
  • Paper interleaving

Aluminium Coil Specifications

  • All standard commercial grades, tempers & hardnesses
  • Special finishes
  • Slit widths from 0.2 mm – 1250mm

Satinizer

  • Widths upto 500mm
  • Length from 360mm upwards

Painting / Anodising / Powder Coating

As Sherwood offer a wide variety of services, we have acquired a close network of approved subcontractors including a selection of the UK’s top aluminium finishing suppliers.

We have invested heavily in developing thorough relationships with sub contractors who offer a specialised service in painting, anodising and powder coating long length and aluminium components. This investment continues to diversify our services as customers who require fabrication now receive salt spray and corrosion resistant material that meet British Standards.

We offer the a wide range of available colours that follow the industrial colour chart including

  • Bespoke Colours
  • RAL Colours
  • BS 4800 Colours

Our Sub contractors all encompass the ISO 9001 accreditation systems and ensure all components are produced to the highest level of quality.

Assembly

Sherwood offers a dedicated component assembly facility located separately from the main manufacturing processing environment to avoid material contamination.

We provide a wide range of services for the assembly of ancillary parts including

  • plastic injection mouldings
  • rubber seals
  • brackets
  • fixings
  • castings
  • bolt and screw products together

Depending on the technical and commercial requirements of each customer, we provide a wide range of tailored packaging options including

  • custom shrink wrapping
  • boxed packaging
  • labelling