In response to the current pandemic the decision has been taken to implement a reactive closure from 5.00 PM 26th March till April 14th. In the event of any requirement any customer may have during this period we will do our best to assist. Please feel free to contact us via email or mobile at anytime;
Liz Collier 07548 802816
Frank Power 07793 221898
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Inal Metals have been acquired by Sherwood Stainless & Aluminium.
Sherwood are one of the major independent suppliers of aluminium extrusions and aluminium processed components in the UK.
Operating from Wolverhampton, Sherwood’s boast 130,000 square feet of factory space, 24 hour working with a turnover of circa £30 million a year.
With an enviable record of growth Sherwood will bring many resources to Inal, now trading as Inal (2020) Ltd, proven niche market activity and offer the level of financial, technical and logistical support that will allow it both continuity and growth in the future.
It’s great news to hear about JLR’s investment in electric vehicles…but what’s even greater is being an intrinsic part of the supply change…just off the CMM. We are proud supporting the environmental aspect of electric vehicles and proud of our employees in producing such amazing parts, in places accurate to 1 micron!
Design engineers today demand materials
that are simultaneously light, strong and corrosion resistant.
They want materials to meet the
structural, thermal, aesthetic and acoustic challenges of the 21st century.
Aluminium is an obvious choice for
engineering designers with its unique properties, making it a natural partner
for many applications.
Its use, in its extruded form, in a wide range of applications has grown over many years thanks to its strength, durability, corrosion resistance and lightness. Extruded aluminium offers the design engineer the optimum design flexibility. The component shown here allows elderly patients and nurses to operate tricky valves on oxygen cylinders.
Aluminium extrusion is the technique used
to transform aluminium alloy, pushed through, what can be intricate and complex
dies, into definitive, cross-sectional profiles for a wide range of
Using removable strips to achieve complex
shapes or challenging tolerances.
The extrusion process makes the
most of aluminium’s unique combination of physical characteristics,
specifically, malleability and ductility.
Its ductility allows it to be
easily extruded while its malleability allows it to be pressed and formed into
complex shapes even after extrusion.
Also, at one third the density and stiffness of steel the resulting products offer exceptional strength and stability making it a popular choice for many designers.
Aluminium extrusions can be found in a
diverse range of applications
Low weight to high strength ratio – aeronautical, marine, railway stock, automotive.
High conductivity of heat and electricity – air conditioning, radiators, heatsinks, electronics.
Corrosion resistance – mining, architectural, marine, military, cables and wires.
Aluminium extrusion is often the most viable solution that meets the specific manufacturing needs of design flexibility, cost savings, and product performance.
At INAL we’ve done thousands of dies over the years many to very tight deadlines. So tasked in the week leading up to Easter to produce a new die with machined samples within 10 working days during a period of tool maker shutdowns proved too big a challenge to decline. Fantastic performance from everyone involved and hey presto in 9 working days…job done!
In recognition of our best first quarter in many a year star performer Sarah Lyon added to her impressive tattoo collection with a discreet triumvirate of our ornithological friends recently; see photo. No doubt further indicative of our phoenix like revival in recent months …Sarah we salute you! https://www.facebook.com/InalMetals/