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Metal bending and forming - Examples of our work

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Picture & Video Gallery

Armstrongs Blacksmiths & Engineers have been at the forefront of the trade for many years. Here is a small selection of videos and photographs:

Bending and Shaping Metal

Samples of work we have performed in the past.

Components illustrated here can be found on: Alsthom; Caterpillar; ERF; Foden; Massey Ferguson; Lansing Lindé; New Holland and Vickers products, as well as within the Channel Tunnel. These parts include: pocket plates; banana pins; lorry cab hinges; prop shafts; air cleaner & exhaust brackets; battery clamps & release levers.

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This video shows Les doing some wrought iron work using the power hammer at Taylors Bell Foundry. An old bell clapper is being reshaped for use in another bell installation.

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Bending and Shaping Metal

These components can be found on: Alvis fighting vehicles; GKN military vehicles; NATO fighting vessels and Mowag 'Piranha' amphibious gun carriers. These parts include: engine fans; brake shoes; bulkhead fittings; engine mounts and spare wheel carriers.

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Bending and Shaping Metal

This is 75mm diameter steel bar bent cold. We are one of very few organisations that have the capacity to do cold bending of such thick material. (And we can do hot bending, too!)

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Bending and Shaping Metal

Components shown here can be found on major production lines, including those of Ford and Peugeot.

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Bending and Shaping Metal

Medicare Sector:

Specification wireworked parts for the world's largest supplier of bottle holders, bed pan holders and ancillary parts.

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Bending and Shaping Metal

Specification parts for the civil engineering sector including: a major water authority; scaffolding manufacturers and concrete pre-casters.

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Bending and Shaping Metal

Specialist Fixings:

Extra long coach screws for a listed building; 30mm diameter coach screws for holding lock gate sills; forged and welded 36mm diameter eye bolts for heavy industry.

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Bending and Shaping Metal

Quantity - No Problem!

The close tolerance U-bolt depicted has a cut thread and to date we have manufactured over 1.5 million with a 100% inspection requirement. There have been no rejects throughout the entire production run.

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President of the National Association of Farriers, Blacksmiths & Agricultural Engineers

The Proprietor, Les Armstrong, during his period as president of the National Association of Farriers, Blacksmiths & Agricultural Engineers

Wayne's Fan Club!

We have fans in many areas of industry!

Les Armstrong - Competition Winner!

Les Armstrong, the winner of the first international blacksmiths' competition, Stoneleigh, UK, 1989

Modern Skills with a Longstanding Background

Traditional blacksmithing crafts are not so commonly required now, but the depth of skill is still available.