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Custom Fabrication & Welding

Hydram Sheet Metalwork provides welding of stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium components and custom precision sheet metal fabrications.

Custom precision sheet metal fabrication and welded products

Hydram offers both manual MIG welding and TIG welding and a comprehensive metal dressing service as part of its precision sheet metal fabrication service.  The dressing capability allows stainless steel fabrications to be finished to a high standard, removing oxidisation marks and reapplying grain to brushed finished items.  A Wheelabrator Shot Blaster machine is also employed on site.

The facilities are particularly suited to light and medium fabrications in mild steel, stainless steel or aluminium. Hydram also offers spot welding, stud welding and projection welding of components.

Welding standards

Hydram achieved ISO 3834-2 in May 2016.

ISO 3834-2:2005 defines comprehensive quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials both in workshops and at field installation sites.

Hydram achieved BS EN 15085-2 in June 2017.

BS EN 15085-2 demonstrates a manufacturer’s competence for control of welding quality in production of railway vehicles and components.  Certification for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC) is being increasingly specified by rail industry customers buying components, sub-assemblies and complete vehicles. 

Hydram is also accredited to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard and the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.  

Robotic welding

Hydram Sheet Metalwork employs three Panasonic PerformArc robot welding cells ensure consistency and economy on longer production runs of custom sheet metal fabrications.  Maximum welding robot capacity for components is 150kg, 2200mm long.

Hydram - the precision sheet metal fabrication supplier.

Case Study

Apprentice Case Study - Sophy - Welding Technician When she was young, Sophy’s family were keen on go-kart racing - but she was more interested in keeping the vehicles moving.  Today she’s a Welding Technician and works on the vehicles that keep the construction industry moving.  Find out more here Read More >
Batch Manufacture of Light Fittings Hydram first year engineering apprentice James Rhymer has produced a case study detailing problem solving and production process for a large contract for manufacturing lighting fittings. Read More >

Latest News

Hydram Celebrates 40 Years! In 2017 Hydram is celebrating its 40th anniversary.  A business that began originally as a retirement project now occupies a site of over 115,000 sq. ft., has over 250 employees and is positioned as one of the largest single source sheet metal fabrication suppliers in the UK.  Read More >