Subcon Laser Cutting Ltd is one of the most successful and oldest laser cutting companies in the UK. Since 1989 we have grown to become one of the leading suppliers of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional laser cut product in the United Kingdom.
The Subcon Laser Cutting operation is orientated around providing quality expertise and focussing on positive customer relations, meeting and exceeding the engineering requirements of our clients. Our experience stems from our unrivalled reliability and the undoubted quality of our service.
We boast a team of skilled engineers whose knowledge and technical abilities ensure that we provide our customers with the high quality service they deserve. Through our bespoke and highly skilled work, we have developed key business relationships with companies in every manufacturing sector and also many high profile global blue chip companies.
We are multi award winning laser cutting specialists, our technical understanding allows us to profile a wide range of materials including mild and stainless steels, brass and aluminium. Our knowledge of materials combined with our experience and expertise has helped us to be at the top of our game. Our continual technological investment has helped us become one of the most successful laser cutting companies in the UK and our highly trained technical engineers enable us to offer rapid quotation and lead times on all of our services.
Through the years we have collected a number of fantastic awards. These accolades are testament to the four values that play a huge role in the work we do at Subcon Laser, they are: price, reliability, service and quality. Our team of accomplished engineers ensure we stay true to these four factors and are a huge part of our continuing success, with each customer, either old or new, we offer our award winning ‘Subcon Experience’.
Our operation has been recognised by our peers in the Manufacturing industry and we are proud to be at the cutting edge of our sector. We pride ourself on the sheer breadth of industries we supply, they include laser cutting solutions for companies in these diverse industries:
- Rail Transport
- Special Purpose Machines
- Yellow Goods / Construction
- Oil and Gas
- Power Generation
- Electronics and Switchgear
- Ministry of Defence (MOD)
We are able to provide cutting services for Aluminium, Plastics, Acrylic, Wood/MDF, Brass ½ Hard, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel and a number of other materials; get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable customer services team to see what we can do for you, any project big or small we will assist from the first call to completion of the process.
Our services are comprised from a wide range of unique cutting services, specifically Flatbed (2 Axis Laser) cutting and our highly regarded 3D (5 Axis) laser cutting division, as well as a range of added value secondary operations.
2 Axis Laser Cutting
We are recognised as one of the leading suppliers of 2 dimensional laser cutting in the United Kingdom. To meet the high demand for our Flatbed (2 axis/2D) laser cutting supply, we operate our state of the art 2 Axis laser cutting systems 24 hours a day 7 days a week, this is to ensure the specific needs of our ever increasing and expectant customer base are met.
At Subcon Laser Cutting Ltd we are set up to produce high quality components for production, either large or small. We provide our skills and capabilities to produce regular or one off contracts, prototypes to full-scale production runs whilst always providing our revered expert assistance and highly personal customer guidance.
Our services are supported with our advanced technical knowledge of CAD/CAM systems throughout the production process and we leave no stone unturned, we guide our clients through the processes with our customer orientated service.
We strive to reduce wastage through our specific and different practices and one of the many positives of working with Subcon includes our strong focus on working in an economical manner.
We ensure wastage is kept to a minimum through efficient nesting, by efficiently and rationally using all our material we are able to reduce the amount of scrap material and this also means we stay true to our philosophy.
The rapid turnaround of our cutting process means that we can produce large high quality quantities of components whilst always remaining cost effective. Not only do we provide an economical method of cutting sheet and plate metal but we look to achieve unrivalled accuracy and our machines are able to perform cuts with fine and intricate details.
Our supremely advanced Trumpf CNC laser systems are able to handle sheet and plate material which is up to 4000 mm in length, 2000 mm in width and up to 25mm in thickness. Our sheets and plates are processed rapidly and cleanly, they cut for a better fit and appearance with minimal heat distortion.
Flexibility is another key attribute which benefits our customers and clients greatly, we are able to cut materials with a wide range of properties . We also are able to rapidly turn things around and implement new design changes, being able Implement design alterations quickly is again extremely cost effective and again keeps clients in the knowledge we do our utmost to take care of their needs.
Through our steel stockholding, we always have extensive range of material in stock at all times, this again allows flexibility and we can adjust to clients demands, again allowing us to reduce lead out times and focus on speed and cost efficiency.
5 Axis laser cutting
As well as our 2D cutting operations, we run our 5 Axis or 3 Dimensional laser cutting operation which is very highly regarded in the automotive industry, our 5 axis (3D) division allows us to provide a truly world class manufacturing service.
We offer a variety of multi-axis 3D laser cutting machines which is supported by state of the art networked offline programming departments, our tailored in house jig and fixture manufacturing is truly unique.
We have over 20 years experience in 3 dimensional laser cutting and our continued investment over this period we have developed an unrivalled state of the art cutting system. Our cutting programme includes the Trulaser Cell Series 7040 and other high-end laser processing machines which are highly flexible which lets us maintaining minimal processing costs.
Throughout all our operations we operate with the highest levels of efficiency, accuracy and quality control, during all of our production processes we use utilise our highly efficient cutting systems.
For our 5 Axis/3 Dimensional processes we use our Trumpf CNC 3D laser system which is programmed by our high end off-line programming department.
The economical benefits of our 5 axis laser cutting include our high cutting speeds which are 70% faster when compared to milling or drilling. Again we strive for high accuracy and consistency with our 3D cutting processes, we are able to cut to very intricate details, eliminating the use of dies and in turn, enables a fast turnaround over a large range of production quantities including prototyping.
Our 5 Axis laser trimming is used in the main to cut presses components, spinnings and formed tube, the workpiece remains stationary by means of clamping, the sophisticated laser head then moves at high-speed around the work to make the necessary cutting in the 3 dimensional formed part.
It is not just our Flat Bed (2 Axis/2d) and 5 Axis (3D) laser cutting services that we provide, our customer base requires a larger range of secondary options:
The other manufacturing processes that we offer include bending and forming, with this process we can shape metals to suit your needs, we also offer welding and assembly services, machining, Plating and Powder Coating, Vibratory Deburring, Drill and Tapping, Inspection and Reverse Engineering.
We also provide a complete solution service which includes forming, cutting, welding, deburring, custom assembly, drilling, tapping and metal finishing.
To see how Subcon can provide the ideal solution to your engineering requirements, please send your enquiry to email@example.com or call our customer driven sales team on 024 7664 2221.
Quality and inspection
We pride ourselves of our inspection facilities and the quality of all the components we produce, we control all of our workshops and workstations with strictly calibrated measuring equipment which is overseen by our technical engineers. Our insistence on ensuring we provide exceptional and reliable quality is one of our four key values, at Subcon we are aware that quality plays a huge part in determining our ongoing success and the success of our valued customers.
We have rigorous quality control at each stage of both our 2 Axis and 5 Axis laser cutting and manufacturing processes, each component is inspected by our Virtek Laser QC inspection machine. We use advanced electronic and mechanical measuring tools which are all skillfully operated by our highly qualified technicians and inspectors.
Our Virtek QC Scanner is our highly efficient 2D measuring system, it ensures everything we manufacture is of extremely high quality and accuracy. The Virtek QC scanner employs lasers to measure the accuracy of two-dimensional parts to tolerances within 0.05mm (0.002 inches).
“This system helps us to produce products faster, with better quality at a lower cost.” - William J Brown - Managing Director
Our quality assurances allow us to commit to provide our customers with services which showcase the highest levels of quality and reliability, we aim to exceed customer expectation and are proud to provide a record of fantastic customer satisfaction.
Our company is ISO accredited so feel assured in the fact that we are highly regarded and trained professionals.
Superior Customer Service
We are constantly looking to improve our operation and we strive to be at the forefront of our industry, this extends far beyond our variety of manufacturing processes, we aim to offer a comprehensive service which looks after every one of our customers, whoever they may be. We always go that extra mile.
We provide all clients with a service which guides them through from the very first contact with Subcon to the final delivery of your quality laser manufactured part.
We pride ourselves on offering superior customer service and this includes every customer receiving a same day quotation after an initial enquiry with Subcon, we also offer a highly competitive pricing strategy and cost effective solutions, our expert team ensures each order is to the correct specification to meet the exact needs of our clients.
Our team are dedicated and their professionalism and their unparalleled expertise has earned us a huge amount of recognition. Founded in 1989 by husband and wife team Bill and Christine Brown who still run the company, Subcon Laser Cutting has grown hugely in stature from a few employees to over 50, but we still offer intimate and personal customer services.
The comprehensive “Subcon Experience” is only possible through their experience, dedication and skills, we realise that to be the best, our staff have to be the best, hence our continued investment in our staff and and equipment.
Throughout our 25 year journey, our team has picked up invaluable and in depth knowledge of all our products, this is the lifeblood of our operation. An intricate and fundamental knowhowof our products and our customer service philosophy is ingrained into all of our highly professional workers, we are proud to be one of the largest independant laser cutting service companies in the UK.
We look forward to another 25 years at the pinnacle of the Laser Cutting Industry, continuing to drive innovation and to provide the “Subcon Experience.” to more satisfied clients.
We are based in the Midlands which is ideal as this enables us to be able to service clients across the entire United Kingdom, our 60,000ft2 multidiscipline facility is located in Nuneaton, off junction 3 on the M6.