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  • The Power of Plasma Cutting

    CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. CNC plasma cutting machines are programmed by the operator to follow a designated path for a plasma torch to deliver cuts to the metal– and it does so with exceptional speed and efficiency! Plasma cutters work by sending an arc of electric current through a high-speed stream of inert gas, usually compressed air. This electrical arc ionizes the gas molecules, turning a portion into plasma that is hot enough to cut metal. Plasma is a more powerful cutting agent than any standard flame source, allowing for more efficient and rapid results. Due to its properties, various plasma cutting equipment has been created for different purposes. Through the use of computerized technology, plasma cutters exceed the capabilities of other technology that is used in the metal fabrication industry. CNC plasma cutters help increase production capability by enhancing efficiency, speed and total quantity of product turned around within schedule. These machines are superior in terms of efficiency when delivering the identical projects as oxy-fuel, water jet and laser cutting machines. Unlike saws, which throw off metal bits and fragments, or other torch types that tend to leave “dross” on the cut edge, plasma torches (plasma cutters) cut relatively cleanly with little debris to deliver superior results first time, every time. Studio Steel has a 4-metre plasma bed and or team of qualified tradespeople have over 20 years experience producing a range of plasma cut products. We would be delighted to showcase our CNC plasma cutter to you so call Studio Steel today on 1300 018 019.

  • Hot Metal Spray

    Hot Metal Spray -v- Hot Dip Galvanising Raw steel needs to be protected from the elements to prevent corrosion. There are many ways to achieve this protection, each with benefits for specific purposes. One of the most common methods for treating steel is hot-dip galvanizing. This is a process that takes raw steel and immerses it in a vat of liquid zinc. The zinc coating is effective, though the process also presents some drawbacks from a practical and logistical perspective. Hot metal spraying is a metal coating technique that has been around for more than 90 years, though it is not as well-known as galvanization. Most metals can be sprayed on to steel once melted, zinc being one of them. Benefits of Hot Metal Spraying From a broad-stroke perspective, hot zinc spraying and galvanising do the same thing; your new steel construction will be coated with a layer of zinc. But when we look at the details, the differences between the two options become apparent. When we apply zinc via a hot metal spraying technique, the heat at which the process takes place is far lower than galvanising. It generally won't exceed 100 degrees centigrade, which is advantageous in most cases. The amount of heat that is required to make a metal spray-able is very small when compared to the mass of the object that is being sprayed, so heating the object isn't really a concern. This presents a huge advantage to everyone involved, as there is little risk that zinc spraying will result in deformation of the piece. There is also no risk of uneven heating or scorching. Hot zinc spraying will allow us to protect any size of steel object, and there is no need to provide holes in the design to allow for submersion. Because hot zinc spraying can be applied selectively, we can coat the parts of your piece that need to be coated and not more. This means that there is no chance of interior spaces being coated with zinc, which will save you on the overall weight of the finished design. Once the zinc has been sprayed on, it is much easier to paint that a galvanised coating. There is no need for special abrasion before painting, and this cuts down on finishing time significantly. Traditional Galvanising When a piece of steel is galvanised the whole steel element must be immersed in liquid zinc that is at a temperature close to the melting point of steel. The metallurgical bond that occurs between the two metals is excellent, but from a fabricator’s perspective it is not always an ideal process. The process of galvanising steel does a good job at protecting it, but because the steel is heated to near its melting point there are risks. Some amount of deformation is expected, and there will be more work for us once the piece gets back from galvanisation. All of the holes will need to be re-drilled, and many times there will be slag than needs to be removed. This will also add weight to your design, as all of the surfaces will be coated, whether they needed to be or not. Galvanising relies on immersion into a vat of liquid zinc, so all parts must be able to sink. This means that we have to cut holes in any solid areas, and these will have to be filled in later. This adds even more work for a contractor that is normally passed on to the customer. The size of a piece that can be galvanised is limited to what can fit into the vat of zinc, so for larger parts it can be complicated, time consuming and costly. If you are planning on painting your steel structure, then galvanising will create more work for you. Because a galvanised finish is extremely smooth, special preparations are needed for paint to adhere to it. Abrasion needs to be used so that the paint can stick to the metal. Studio Steel Recommends At Studio Steel, we feel that for the many of our customers, hot metal spray treatment is a better option. We can reduce production time and uncertainty out of your project by using hot metal spray without compromising quality. Studio Steel are hot metal spray specialists and welcome and questions you may have. We are also happy to showcase our hot metal spray facilities and walk you through the process.

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  • Home | Studio Steel

    Building a better tomorrow through our people, passion and performance. Studio Steel, part of the Evolution Industries Group, is a specialised metal fabricator specialising in structural steel, metalworks and sheet metal. We offer onsite abrasive blasting, painting, mobile welding and crane/equipment hire servicing the domestic, residential and commercial sectors. We predominantly service the east coast of Australia however, we have delivered a diverse range of projects all across Australia. ​ We are an authorized BOC gas supplier and we sell all a variety of steel, aluminum and stainless steel products to the general public and because customer service is our 1st priority (along with safety) we also offer delivery services to your door! We have a team of qualified, certified and competent tradespeople and steel detailers (in fact we have the best team in the business!) and we hold a QBCC License for site installation work. ​ Studio Steel services the domestic, residential, commercial and industrial sectors and we are always welcoming new customers and enquiries and we are open for business 24/7 so please call us today on . 1300 018 019 Our Design Approach Define You create the vision and describe what the finished project needs to look like, feel like, be like… Be creative and curious! Design Together we will explore options to bring the picture to life, or at least to 3D through our inhouse drafting capability ensuring all Australia Standards are achieved. Deliver When we have an agreed scope of works, we will manufacture high quality components and install the works, safely. Equipment hire Request a quote

  • Our services | Studio Steel

    OUR SERVICES We provide a full suite of steel and sheet metal fabrication, Studio Steel also has a large onsite blast and paint booth where we provide abrasive blasting, painting and hot metal spraying which is an alternative to hot dip galvanizing. ​ Our construction team provides steel erection, metalworks installation, mobile welding and mobile sand blasting work to all areas of South East Queensland. ​ We are an authorized BOC gas supplier and we sell all a variety of steel, aluminum and stainless steel products to the general public and because customer service is our 2nd priority (behind safety) we also offer delivery services to your door. We have a team of qualified, certified and competent tradespeople and a team of in-house steel detailers. We hold a QBCC License for site construction and installation work. ​ ​ Maeda Mini-Crawler MC355HC 3 Tonne Slewi Kobelco RK70M 7 Tonne Slewing Crane (Gre crane lift Maeda Mini-Crawler MC355HC 3 Tonne Slewi 1/7 Request a quote now Contact us today Structural Steel Metalwork Abrasive Blasting In addition, we offer wet and dry hire of our industrial vehicles including: 9M crane truck 2 x 7 tonne Kobelco cranes 1 x 3 tonne Maeda crane All terrain and on-slab scissor lifts Body and tilt tray trucks 50 x Temporary fencing panels ​ We also have the following equipment to ensure we are well equipped to provide a one-stop-shop for all your fabrication and engineering needs. 4-metre plasma cutter Tube bender Plate roller Guillotine ​ We have recently purchased a 3D laser scanner and geospatial construction set out equipment to generate point cloud data of as built conditions, available for all stakeholders. We use this data to create a collaborative 3D project coordination software for document and RFI management. ​ Studio Steel has delivered a diverse range of award-winning projects all across Australia and overseas, including House of the Year in 2018. ​ Studio Steel services the domestic, residential, commercial and industrial sectors and we are always welcoming new customers and enquiries and we are open for business 24/7 so please call us today on . 1300 018 019

  • Contact | Studio Steel

    Submit Thanks for contacting us! We'll get back to you within 24 hours CONTACT US 15 Lower Mill Rd, Cooroy, QLD, 4563 M-T: 7: 00am-3:30pm F: 7:00am-1:00pm 1300 018 019

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