Steel Price as at Q3 2021

As we move into Q3 of 2021, steel prices are yet to show any signs of re-tracing to early 2020 prices anytime soon. That said, with the global steel supply improving it is likely the sharp price increases we have been witnessing will slow down and even halt. This is evidenced with the price of […]

Coded Welding

Coded welding (otherwise known as “code welding” or “welding codes” refers to welding processes using specific methods. A “coded welder” will have taken a Welder Approval Test in a specific welding configuration, with some codes being more general and others being highly specific and requiring an individual method. Welding approval codes in the UK are […]

Steel Price as at Q2 2021

According to S and P Global Platts Iron Ore & Steel Outlook, iron ore prices were tipped to continue rising which can be seen to be the case in the chart from Trading Economics. In December 2020 we wrote an article on why steel price was increasing, which at this point iron ore was at […]

How Robust is Your Supply Chain?

Coronavirus and Brexit have raised a red flag over the supply chains of many manufacturers within Britain, leading many to ask, “how robust is our supply chain?”. This is largely due to the over reliance on China and using key suppliers to promote economies of scale. Within supply chain management there is often added pressure […]

Bringing Manufacturing Back to Britain

“Almost two-thirds of Businesses asked intend to increasingly move supply back to the UK” Manufacturing in the U.K. counts for around 10% of the economy and 9% of employment; the U.K. is a primarily service driven economy, meaning services such as Research and Development, Legal and Financial Services to name a few, accounts for the […]

Why is Steel Price Increasing

Steel prices have continued to increase (as at December 2020) following a downward period during the peak of the lockdown. This is a global trend which is not looking to slow down or reverse any time soon. We discuss in more detail why this is occurring in this article. Of all finished steel products across […]

New Home for ADS Laser Cutting

Leicester’s Iconic Fox’s Glacier Mints factory in Braunstone Frith has been acquired by ourselves, ADS Laser Cutting – the premier metal laser cutting, folding, fabrication and metal finisher. Providing bespoke to volume solutions. We are a family business who already operate out of two sites, one in Wigston where the laser cutting, folding, fabrication and […]

Busy as Ever Amid Pandemic

As the premier metal laser cutting, folding, fabrication and metal finishers we have managed to remain open during the peak of the Covid crisis, with our order book now being back to pre-lockdown levels. Starting off with 2 employees in 2005, the business has grown year on year to 66 employees by 2019. The start […]

Covid 19 Free Express Delivery

Our team has adapted well to the current situation, of which we are very proud and as a company we are doing our bit to assist in the current crisis by prioritising enquiries from medical companies and offering our express service free of charge for projects related to Covid-19, as we understand how important it […]

Fully Open and Operating Against Covid-19

In light of recent events, we have found a spike in the number of enquiries coming in from the medical and pharmaceutical industries. These are not typically our core sectors, but the pandemic has affected not only our personal lives but businesses and industries, too. Having followed the governments guidelines, moved people to working from […]

Coronavirus Update

I wanted to send everyone a personal message. Here at ADS Laser Cutting Limited during these challenging times, our prime focus has been to ensure the safety of our staff and customers whilst continuing to metal laser cut, fold, fabricate and finish a range of components for our customers. We have followed closely the governments […]

Million Pound Investment to Grow and Create Jobs

Trumpf 10kw cutting sheet metal

While many businesses have not made investment decisions because of uncertainty and lack of confidence brought about by Brexit, we have invested in a new metal laser cutting machine from manufacturer Trumpf at a cost of £1m. The investment will help us continue our growth and in doing so provide new jobs locally. New Laser […]

Great feedback from a customer is always welcome!

People don’t say it enough. We’re quick on the phone to belly-ache if you’re 5 minutes late with something, even though we’re quite unreasonable in our expectations. But on this occasion, thanks very much for getting our stuff out to us just in time to take the pain out of the day. Have some good […]

In house rumbling and polishing facilities

We have recently taken delivery of a 1500mm diameter rumbler which will allow us to offer this service in house.It is particularly useful for mild steel laser cut parts which are being painted, as it will remove the oxidised edge from laser cutting, resulting in improved powder /paint application. If you require more information about […]

Exceeding Expectations in 2019

Can I express my huge thanks to you and your team for working together to get our order delivered to us today. You were even earlier than your own optimistic delivery date by one day, amazing! This has now given us extra time in which to manufacture and prepare our specimens for the BRE test […]