Avocet Steel Strip Ltd

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Avocet Steel Strip Limited was established in 1996. From the outset the philosophy was to keep it simple. Utilising our experience of many years in the steel and metals industry, our mission is to supply our customers with their essential strategic metal products. These are sourced directly from the world’s best and most cost effective manufacturers and delivered in the optimum quantities and on time.

For us, quality and fit for purpose are the paramount considerations. We keep our overheads low in order to pass on the price benefits from sourcing direct to our customers. Our maxim is to keep it simple and be right first time. Whether you require several container loads or a few kilos - let us be your ‘ solution in steel .

Carbon Steel Strip

We offer carbon steel strip manufactured to close tolerances on thickness and width and with precise mechanical characteristics. Manufactured to the customers particular requirements and designed to make the part. We are UK agents for Etilam France – part of Arcelor Mittal.

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Carbon Steel Strip

Precision Stainless Steel and Special Metals

From 1st January 2012 we are agents for Ulbrich Stainless Steel and Special Metals of New Haven USA .

Ulbrich manufacture precision strip and wire for Aero - Space, automotive , medical, electronics ,food processing, power generation and precision engineering Applications.

Specification: Austenitic ,Ferritic ,Martensitic and precipitation hardening grades in stainless steel, Nickel alloys ,Monel ,Inconel Hastalloy Titanium ,Cobalt ,Zirconium and many other alloys.

Further Details:

  • Thickness range: Strip and foil - 0.001mm - 3mm in coil and strip and foil
  • Width range: 0.50 mm to 350 mm in coil or strip Wire
  • Flat wire thickness from 0.0076mm to 5.30mm. / width 0.05mm to 25.40mm
  • Round wire 0.02mm to 10.16mm
  • Square wire 0.76mm to 6.35mm
  • Shaped wire – any shape or profile is possible
Precision Stainless Steel and Special Metals

Cold Rolled Precision Painted and Plated

Pre-coated steels offer great benefits in the manufacturing process. They shorten the process time from raw material to finished product and their pleasing aesthetic appearance enhances the final product to provide added value. We offer a range of metallic electro-plated steels and organically coated steels. All are manufactured to your particular specification.
 

Cold Rolled Precision Painted and Plated

High Carbon Precision Cold Rolled

Carbon steels are used in applications where tensile strength and hardness are required such as in the manufacture of springs. The high carbon grades are suitable for heat treatment and tempering. We are UK agents for Lamincer of Spain – part of KHT group.

  • Produced to: EN  10132-2 / 3 /4 and EN 10083-3
  • Thickness range: 0.45mm to 7.00mm
  • Width range: 5mm to 600mm

Visit our website for further information on our Carbon Steel.
 

High Carbon Precision Cold Rolled

Hardened and Tempered Carbon Steel

With many applications in blades tools and springs, we can offer hardened and tempered carbon and stainless steels of the highest quality and manufactured to meet the most demanding specifications.

Grades / analysis

Our raw material is carbon steel strip to BS EN 10132, in grades from C45 ( 0.42% - 0.50% C) to C100S (0.95% – 1.05% C). plus 51 Crv 4. All can be hardened according to individual specifications from HV 155 to HV 680.
 

Hardened and Tempered Carbon Steel

Li-Ion Batteries (LIB) Applications

Lithium ion batteries are becoming integral to many industries due to their high power and fast recharge properties, quickly becoming the battery of choice for many everyday products. Manufacturers of LIB are continually developing higher output batteries in smaller physical dimensions.

Avocet have aligned ourselves with the Li-ion battery market, servicing those customers who require high quality bespoke foils on short lead times. We offer an extensive range of foils for both anode and cathodes: 

  • Electro Deposited (ED) Copper Foil
  • Stainless Steel Foil
  • Titanium Foil
  • Rolled Copper Foil
  • Electro Deposited (ED) Nickel Foil
  • Nickel Alloy Foil

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Li-Ion Batteries (LIB) Applications

Braided Wire Applications

Avocet are suppliers of precision wires for braided applications. We supply our clients with high quality precision wires which improve their efficiency with braiding operations by reducing wire breaks. Industrial sectors where braided wire is prominent vary from aerospace to medical industries. At Avocet our braided wires are used extensively in medical device development.  

We offer a range of materials and grades in Stainless steels , Nickel alloys, Nitinol, and other materials on request too. In addition we also offer mandrel for use in the production of medical tubing including plated wires and stainless steel tubing. Our wires include: 

  • Fine Wire for Medical Applications
  • Nickel Alloy Wire
  • Stainless Steel Fine Wire

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Braided Wire Applications

Spring Applications

Springs can be manufactured from many different materials from stainless steel and nickel alloys to hardened and tempered carbon steels. Avocet supply precision strip and wire for the manufacture of springs. In addition, our material can be found extensively in the automotive industry for suspension and clutch springs, manufactured from oil tempered silicon chrome round wires or profiles.

The UK spring industry has remained an important part of Avocet's heritage. We provide a wide range of metals which can be used in the manufacture of springs. These include:

  • Oil Tempered Spring Steel Wire
  • Nickel Alloy Strip
  • Carbon Steel Spring Wire
  • Mild, Alloy and Carbon Steel Strip
  • Profiled Wire
  • Hardened and Tempered Steel Strip
  • Stainless Steel Strip

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Spring Applications

Thermal Applications

We are suppliers of Nickel based alloys and stainless steels for thermal applications. This encompasses thermocouple cables manufactured from nickel based alloys to heating elements and exchangers manufactured from strip tube and wire. Tightly controlled chemistry as well as physical properties are ensured to optimise the performance of the material in the chosen application.

We help our customers who are looking for both small quantities on short lead times to high volumes so that we are able to help our clients in both product development and mass production. Metals we manufacture for thermal applications include:

  • Nickel Alloy Strip
  • Thermocouple Wire
  • Stainless Steel Tube
  • Copper Nickel Resistance Wire and Shunt Alloys
  • Nickel Alloy Tube
  • Thermal Resistance Wire

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Thermal Applications

Pressing & Stamping Applications

Avocet is a renowned supplier of high quality precision strip to companies who produce pressed and stamped components. We have been supplying cold rolled strip for pressings and stampings for over 20 years, servicing predominantly the UK and European market. 

We are specialists in precision metals manufactured to specification- in surface finish, mechanical properties, coil sizes and physical properties. Our comprehensive range of material types in strip metal means that we have grown to become one of the leading suppliers of strip material in the UK with an outstanding reputation for service and quality.

  • Mild, Alloy and Carbon Steel Strip
  • Hardened and Tempered Steel Strip
  • Painted and Plated Steel Strip
  • Stainless Steel Strip
  • Electrostatic Pinning Strip
  • Titanium Strip
  • Nickel Alloy Strip
  • Controlled Expansion Alloy Strip
  • Thermocouple Strip
  • Pure Iron Strip
  • Tantalum Strip

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Contact Us

Avocet Steel Strip Ltd

1 Knutsford Road
Alderley Edge
Cheshire SK9 7SD

Tel: 01625 590745
Fax: 01625 590772

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